Macquarie Bank is a merchant bank operating under the Macquarie Group Limited. It provides financial services and products to investors, businesses and governments within the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, America and the Middle East. Macquarie was first established in Australia in 1969 and now, almost 40 years later, the bank continues to report record profits. Their growth is persistent and the institution now employs over 13,000 staff throughout 25 countries. Macquarie Bank is the largest majority Australian-owned investment bank. It is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and its head office is located in Sydney.