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Will Institutional Investors Allocate More to Renewable Energy in 2015?

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Photo Above: State of the Union Address, January 2015 Credit: White House

Photo Above: State of the Union Address, January 2015 Credit: White House

U.S. President Barack Obama gave his sixth State of the Union address highlighting a number of issues such as financial regulation, infrastructure and climate change. During the 2015 address, President Obama stated, “And no challenge — no challenge — poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.”

According to the World Bank, renewable energy made up 18% of the global energy mix in 2010. Over the past few years, institutional investor capital has flowed into natural gas and renewable energy investments. Pensions, sovereign funds and infrastructure funds are on the prowl for commercially-viable energy projects. Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), manager of Norway’s gigantic sovereign wealth fund, in 2014 announced plans to double the amount of environmentally-related investments to around US$ 8 billion.

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PGGM Executed its Inaugural Cleared Securities Lending Trade

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Service providers are keen on getting more beneficial owners to participate in the cleared securities lending market. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Altitude Infrastructure Gets Financing on Haute-Garonne Network Project

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Altitude Infrastructure SAS inked a 25-year concession agreement and closed a debt financing package for the deployment and maintenance of an ultra-high-speed broadband network in Haute-Garonne. Haute-Garonne is a department in the south of France.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Guggenheim Partners Agrees to Acquire Millstein & Co.

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On July 11, 2018, Guggenheim Partners inked a deal to acquire New York-based Millstein & Co., L.P., an advisory firm formed by Jim Millstein. Millstein will become co-Chairman of Guggenheim’s securities business. Millstein & Co. will become part of Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking division of the company. Ronen Bojmel will lead the combined Guggenheim restructuring team.

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