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June 08, 2011

Guggenheim Securities and PFC Energy Announce Strategic Alliance Offering Clients Unique Insight into the Global Energy Sector

Guggenheim Securities and PFC Energy are pleased to announce that they have formed a strategic alliance

Guggenheim Securities and PFC Energy are pleased to announce that they have formed a strategic alliance to provide research and analytical services to institutional investors and to collaborate on investment banking activities for corporate clients interested in the energy sector. 
“Our strategic alliance with PFC Energy, a leading energy advisory firm, will enhance our offering to institutional investors and corporate clients in the oil and gas sector,” stated Alan Schwartz, executive chairman of Guggenheim Partners.
“We intend to leverage the strengths of our respective franchises—namely, Guggenheim Securities’ investment banking, research, capital markets and securities distribution capabilities and PFC Energy’s extensive strategic and operational knowledge of the global energy industry. Our alliance will provide clients with financial services unavailable elsewhere, and it will unite two forward-looking organizations, both of which are dedicated to serving their clients as trusted advisors.”
Robin West, PFC Energy’s chairman, founder and CEO, added: “Over the past 27 years, PFC Energy has developed an exceptional franchise advising the global leaders of the oil and gas industry regarding corporate strategy, acquisitions and divestitures, portfolio optimization, above-ground risk and project execution.”
“Our strategic alliance with Guggenheim Securities is a natural extension of our current activities. It will allow us to further benefit from our intellectual capital while enhancing Guggenheim Securities’ growing investment banking franchise. Our firms are confident that this alliance will benefit our respective clients by combining the expertise and experience of our firms in a valuable package.”
About Guggenheim Partners and Guggenheim Securities

Guggenheim Partners is a privately held global financial services firm with more than $100 billion in assets under supervision, including the management of assets in excess of $80 billion. The firm provides investment management, investment banking and capital markets services as well as insurance and investment advisory solutions for institutions, corporations, governments and agencies, investment advisors, family offices and individuals. Guggenheim Partners is headquartered in New York and Chicago and serves clients from 22 offices in nine countries. For more information, please visit www.guggenheimpartners.com.

Guggenheim Securities, a wholly owned subsidiary of Guggenheim Partners, is registered as a broker-dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. and the NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. Guggenheim Securities seeks to provide clients with state-of-the-art, best-of-breed independent financial advisory and investment banking services in connection with M&A transactions and other extraordinary corporate transactions; assists clients with raising debt and equity capital in both the private and public capital markets; engages in various sales and trading and other capital markets activities; and provides fixed income and equity research to a wide variety of institutional investors. Any such fixed income and/or equity research services and analytical services to be offered in connection with the contemplated Guggenheim Securities/PFC Energy strategic alliance will be provided solely by and through Guggenheim Securities.

About PFC Energy

PFC Energy, headquartered in Washington DC, is a leading strategic advisory firm in the global energy sector with main offices in Houston, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, and Beijing. PFC Energy’s clients include all major international oil and gas companies, many national oil companies, oilfield service companies, financial institutions and government agencies and ministries involved in energy policy and energy-driven economic development. PFC Energy’s coverage includes competitor analysis, energy sector strategies (i.e., exploration and production, natural gas, refining and marketing), commercial opportunities, short- and long-term oil and gas market projections and geopolitical forces affecting energy policy and energy economics. For more information, please visit www.pfcenergy.com


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