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Macquarie voted leading renewable energy analysts in Extel brokerage rankings "Awards for excellence"

13 June 2012

London - Macquarie’s renewable energy analysts, Robert Schramm-Fuchs and Shai Hill, have been ranked first and third respectively in their sector in the recently released Extel brokerage rankings of top analysts. Reflecting Macquarie’s strength in renewable research, Macquarie Securities1 was also ranked second in the Top Firm category for research in the sector.

The Extel Awards recognise "best in class" analysts with a command of their industry, rigorous analysis and a commitment to client service. Macquarie prides itself on the quality of its research offering and is pleased to be selected as a leader in renewable energy research.

The research team are an important part of Macquarie’s broader capabilities in the European renewable energy sector:

  • Macquarie Capital has recently advised clients on the Sheringham Shoal, Walney 1 and Walney 2 projects of the United Kingdom’s Offshore Transmission Owner Licensee programme, and advised the Irish Infrastructure Fund managed by AMP Capital on the acquisition of a stake in Viridian’s Irish windfarm assets.
  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets manages a significant renewable energy portfolio in the UK, France, Spain, Sweden and South Africa.
  • The Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Environmental Financial Products team acts as a principal investor of equity and mezzanine finance in renewable energy projects, and also purchases the emissions reductions created by these assets.

1 Macquarie Securities Group is a registered business name for the Macquarie Group in Europe

EDITORS' NOTES

The Extel Survey Awards, which are based on the results of the annual Extel Surveys, recognise the best buy-side firms, brokerage houses, and investor relations teams throughout Europe and Asia. The Pan-European Survey is the largest survey of its kind, with over 7,500 participants from 62 countries casting more than 250,000 individual votes.*

*http://excellence.thomsonreuters.com/award/extel

Macquarie Group is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services acting on behalf of institutional, corporate and retail clients and counterparties around the world. Founded in 1969, Macquarie employs more than 14,200 people in 28 countries. At 31 March 2012, Macquarie had assets under management of €254 billion.