Impact of COVID-19 on Energy Markets

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Monday, June 1, 2020
5:00pm— 6:00pm
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The COVID-19 crisis and recent geopolitical events have made energy markets front page news. Brandon Trama and Daniel De Boer will discuss how current events have impacted renewable and hydrocarbon-based energy markets and down-stream industries.

Please join the Wharton Club of New York on June 1st for a discussion with Brandon Trama, WG'17, Vice President with Carlyle Power Partners, and Daniel De Boer, WG'14, Senior Portfolio Manager with Allianz Global Investors, as they address the state of energy markets due to COVID-19.

Brandon and Daniel will discuss the effects of COVID-19 and geopolitical events on the energy marketplace and potential implications for infrastructure development, financing and M&A. They will address how COVID-19 and related supply chain disruptions along with dramatic changes in crude oil and natural gas prices have impacted thermal and renewable power markets, as well as what the resulting prospects are for offshore wind and battery storage. They will summarize the impact these changes have on down-stream industries and for the everyday consumer.

About Brandon Trama
Brandon Trama is a Vice President with Carlyle Power Partners, where he invests in power generation and related assets.

Prior to joining Carlyle in 2019, Mr. Trama was a Vice President at Castleton Commodities International’s U.S. natural gas desk. While at Castleton, he focused on the acquisition, integration and management of natural gas midstream assets and trading businesses.  Prior to Castleton, Mr. Trama served on active duty in the U.S. Army as an infantry platoon leader and a Special Forces team leader.

Mr. Trama received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his BA from Harvard University.

About Daniel De Boer
Daniel De Boer is a senior portfolio manager with the Americas Infrastructure Equity team at Allianz Global Investors, where he is responsible for all aspects of originating and executing investments for the team, including financial structuring, as well as monetizing the investments when appropriate. Mr. De Boer joined Allianz Global Investors in 2019 and has over 12 years of experience in private equity and renewable energy investment.

Prior to joining Allianz, Mr. De Boer served as the Executive Director of Investments at VivoPower; completing over 1.9 GW of solar acquisitions across the United States and closing over $350mm of project financings and asset sales.

Before that, he launched Blackstone’s renewable power investment platform, Onyx Renewable Partners and the D.E. Shaw Group’s renewable power investment platform, D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments, (DESRI). Previously, Mr. De Boer also spent time at D.E. Shaw & Co. in their Private Equity Buyout platform, and at Deutsche Bank in their Investment Banking Division.

Mr. De Boer graduated with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving an MBA with a dual-focus in Finance and Accounting, and completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University, receiving a BA in Political Science.

Monday, June 1, 2020
5:00 PM CT - 6:00 PM CT

As a service to the community, there is no cost to attend this session but capacity is limited.

Meeting Access Information:
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Impact of COVID 19 on Energy Markets
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