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  • March 18 - 22, 2024
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James Schaefer

Guggenheim Securities

Senior Managing Director

James Schaefer is a Senior Managing Director within Guggenheim Securities Investment Banking and covers a number of electric and gas utility and renewable energy accounts for the firm. Mr. Schaefer brings to Guggenheim extensive expertise in energy‐related mergers, acquisitions and financing, developed over his more than 20 years in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Guggenheim, Mr. Schaefer lead the Global Energy, Power and Renewables Practice at Blackstone. Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Schaefer was a Managing Director, Global Head of Power & Renewable Energy at UBS Investment Bank. Prior to UBS, Mr. Schaefer worked in the power groups at Lehman Brothers, Salomon Brothers and Chase. Mr. Schaefer has completed approximately $60 billion of strategic advisory assignments and more $30 billion of lead managed financings. Mr. Schaefer graduated with honors in Finance and Accounting from the University of Michigan's M.B.A. program and cum laude in Finance from the University of Vermont.

Sessions With James Schaefer

Thursday, 9 March

  • 02:30pm - 03:10pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 08:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 09:10 pm

    Regenerating Nuclear for a Low-carbon World

    Power & Renewables
    Most decarbonization outlooks foresee a significant increase in the role for nuclear, as significant volumes of low-carbon electricity will be necessary to replace fossil fuels. As a matter of fact, all low-carbon scenarios foresee that nuclear generation will need to double or triple by 2050. However, nuclear generation has been stagnating for the past 15 years. What is needed to put nuclear generation on a growth track? What is the potential of new innovative technologies, and in particular of Generation IV reactors? How will nuclear fuel supplies evolve? When and under what conditions could new technologies emerge?