Please join the Energy Forum in this session to explore how and to what extent the political landscape under the Trump administration would impact the renewable energy industry in addition to commercial trends and economic factors. 


Andrew Hughes, Vice President, Credit Suisse San Francisco

Andrew Hughes is a vice president at Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in San Francisco. Mr. Hughes is responsible for the firm’s equity research coverage of the Renewable and Alternative Energy sectors. He has been recognized for his analytical work by Institutional Investor magazine, having been voted a Rising Star in the 2016 Institutional Investor All-America Research team survey. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2016, Mr. Hughes covered the YieldCo and Alternative Energy sectors at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2011 to 2015, where his team was recognized by Institutional Investor as a Runner-up in both 2015 and 2013. Andrew has more than a decade of experience working at the intersection of energy and the environment, having previously spent time at Environmental Defense Fund and Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. He received an MBA from Yale School of Management, and graduated with a BA in economics and environmental studies from Bowdoin College.

David M. Zwillinger, Managing Director, D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P.

David Zwillinger is a managing director of D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and a member of the D. E. Shaw group’s U.S. Private Equity investment unit. Mr. Zwillinger is currently focused on investments related to the development, ownership, and operation of renewable energy assets. Since 2012, his activities in those areas have focused on D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (“DESRI”). DESRI manages investment vehicles that currently own and operate approximately 20 renewable energy projects across the United States. Prior to joining the D. E. Shaw group in 2005, Mr. Zwillinger was an associate at J.P. Morgan Partners, L.L.C. and previous to that a member of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.’s mergers and acquisitions group. He currently serves on the boards of managers of Bright Plain Renewable Energy, LLC and on the board of directors of Franklin Holdings (Bermuda), Ltd. Mr. Zwillinger graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers College with a B.A. in economics and earned a B.S. in finance from Rutgers Business School. 

Ian Synnott, Analyst, Ecofin

Ian Synnott joined Ecofin in June 2007 as an analyst to focus on North American utilities. Before joining Ecofin, Max was a Director and research analyst in the New York office of Natixis where he covered the global coal industry with a focus on electric utility demand dynamics, and also the mining and aluminium sectors. Previously he was a research associate at Calyon Securities where he followed utilities, merchant energy companies and independent power producers. He began his career as a consultant with Thomson Financial where his responsibilities included the utility, merchant energy, independent power and oil sectors. He earned his BA in Economics from Williams College.


Jan Stuart

Jan Stuart is the Head of Energy Commodities Research and a Managing Director with the Fixed Income division of Credit Suisse. He and his team produce fundamentals driven analysis of oil and natural gas markets worldwide. Jan has held similar posts with Macquarie Bank and UBS since mid 2005.

Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Stuart was head of research for Energy Futures at Fimat, a subsidiary of Société Générale.  Before that he was head of research for the Global Energy Futures unit of ABN Amro.  Until December 2000, Mr. Stuart was editor of Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, in New York, and Bureau Chief of Petroleum Intelligence Week Publications in London as well as the editor of Oil Market Intelligence. Mr. Stuart started his professional career in the analysis of global energy markets with the International Energy Agency in Paris in April 1987. Mr. Stuart holds an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University in New York, an M.A. in International Relations from Boston University and a B.A. in International Affairs from the American University in Paris, France.


5:30 - 6:00 PM: Registration
6:00 - 7:30 PM: Presentation and Discussion
7:30 - 8:00 PM: Reception


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$10.00 for Academic/Military
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