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March 18, 2015

Guggenheim Securities Hires James Schaefer to Build Energy Investment Banking Practice

NEW YORK – Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking and capital markets division of Guggenheim Partners, announced today that James Schaefer will join the firm’s investment banking department as a Senior Managing Director covering the energy, power and energy technology sector.

Mr. Schaefer will be joining from The Blackstone Group, where he served as Head of Global Power, Energy & Renewables for Blackstone Advisory Partners. Prior to joining Blackstone, he served as the Global Head of the Power and Renewable Energy Group at UBS, following energy and power banking positions at Lehman Brothers, Salomon Brothers and Chase earlier in his career.

“We look forward to welcoming Jim to Guggenheim Securities and helping him build out a pre-eminent energy investment banking business,” said Mark Van Lith, Head of Investment Banking at Guggenheim Securities. “Jim’s client focus, track record of delivering innovative solutions, and team-oriented approach are a wonderful match to our own approach to building lasting client relationships. This hire underscores our commitment to the energy sector.”


About Guggenheim Securities

Guggenheim Securities is the investment banking and capital markets business of Guggenheim Partners, a global investment and advisory firm. Guggenheim Securities offers a full range of services that fall into four broad categories: Advisory, Sales and Trading, Financing, and Research. Guggenheim Securities is headquartered in New York, with additional offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.


About Guggenheim Partners

Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm with more than $220 billion in assets under management. Across our three primary businesses of investment management, investment banking, and insurance services, we have a track record of delivering results through innovative solutions. With more than 2,500 professionals based in more than 25 offices around the world, our commitment is to advance the strategic interests of our clients and to deliver long-term results with excellence and integrity.



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