Macquarie is a leader in the service sector of finance, banking, investment, insurance and advisory. Macquarie Group first opened in 1970 in Sydney with just 3 people working for the company. Today they have gown up to 70 offices and more than 14,200 employees in 28 countries throughout the world. The company received several awards among which are: Best Domestic Equity House - Australia, Best Investment Bank – Australia, Financial Excellence Award - new Royal Adelaide Hospital, Finalist – Best Warrants Broker. The organizational structure of the company is a non-hierarchical structure which is divided into six operating groups. The Executive Committee has the leading role in the management of Macquarie.