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Why Pension Funds Need to Invest in Renewable Energy: Interview with: Gunter Grabner, Chief Executive Officer, PV Invest - European Pensions & Investments Summit

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For more information contact: emailus@marcusevans.com …

For more information contact: emailus@marcusevans.com

An interview with Gunter Grabner, Chief Executive Officer, PV Invest, a sponsor company at the marcus evans European Pensions & Investments Summit 2013 and his thoughts on why pension funds need to invest in renewable energy.

Join the 2015 Summit along with leading regional pension investors and global asset managers in an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping institutional investment strategies today.

For more information contact: emailus@marcusevans.com


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  • 1. Why Pension Funds Need to Invest in Renewable Energy Investors who are beginning to invest in Any final comments? renewable energy will benefit from the best approach for their funds and will The demand for electricity is not going consequently also achieve the best to decrease. If you are in the energy outcome. At the same time it will also business, you will always be on the safe be crucial to identify those assets that side, and renewable sources are even are able to provide value to the world better than that. Investing in renewable population. There is no alternative to energy makes sense to pension funds renewable energy. because they invest for the long-term. In addition, the energy market has How should they approach this proved to be low risk and inflation proof. asset class?Interview with: Gunter Grabner, There are two possibilities in myChief Executive Officer, PV Invest opinion. One is to go into the field by accident, by owning a plant that may also end up producing renewable energy. The other way, what we are There“Long-term investors need to focus offering, is to buy bonds issued by amore on global trends such as climate company that is producing renewablechange, population growth and energy energy. It is very safe to invest in is nodemand. What influences the world in renewable energy, as long as you areits foundations also influences the global not investing in companies that areeconomy. That is why investing in producing PV panels, for example, but alternativerenewable energy makes sense,” instead in those companies actuallysuggests Gunter Grabner, Chief producing the energy.Executive Officer, PV Invest. The income we generate is fromFrom a sponsor company at the marcusevans Eur opean P e nsionsInvestments Summit 2013, in & electricity sales, a long-term steady income. So we can guarantee long-term steady interest rates, which we pay on to renewableMontreux, Switzerland, 22 - 24 April, our bonds. This concept could be veryGrabner discusses why photovoltaic interesting for long-term investors like(PV) investments can be low risk and pension funds. energyinflation proof. What innovative financial solutionsWhy should investors consider can you suggest for investors toinvesting in renewable energies? minimise risk?The biggest problem funds face today is We are considering the issue of a bondhow to generate a safe, steady return that offers the investor a unique degreeand long-term income for investors. To of flexibility as he will be able to choosegenerate returns, I am convinced that how long he wants to stay invested! Bythey need to take world problems into choosing one out of several exitconsideration. We keep discussing short scenarios, our investors will have the-term effects, if stock markets are going option of customising a renewableup or down, but our real problems stem energy bond according to theirfrom population growth and pollution. investment needs. On the other hand,How will mankind survive? How will the longer an investor decides to staypopulation growth affect financial invested the more he will benefit frommarkets? How long till we run out of oil? long-term steady returns in aWhat will replace oil? sustainable industry.
  • 2. About the European Pensions & Investments Summit 2013 The Investment Network – marcus evans Summits group This unique forum will take place at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, delivers peer-to-peer information Switzerland, 22 - 24 April 2013. Offering much more than any conference, on strategic matters, professional exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed trends and breakthrough industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive innovations. networking event. The Summit includes visionary presentations and interactive forums on geopolitical risks in the global economy, finding opportunities for steady returns in recalibrating markets and rethinking pension products to deliver sustainable benefits in a new systemic context. www.epi-summit.com Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the Contact number of participants strictly Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits limited. Division Tel: + 357 22 849 313 Email: press@marcusevanscy.com For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout PV InvestPV-Invest has successfully realised photovoltaic investments of EUR 22 mil over the last 4 years. All projects were accomplished onschedule, producing electricity yields exceeding calculations! Our pv-plants are fully financed through bond issues of EUR 4.5 miland bank loans. As a solar electricity producing company we offer sustainable and profitable investments to private andinstitutional investors.www.pv-invest.atAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-to-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsAPAC Investments Summit - www.apacinvestmentssummit.comElite Summit - www.elitesummit.comEmerging Markets Investments Summit - www.emisummit.comPrivate Wealth Management Summit (North America) - www.privatewealthsummit.comTo view the web version of this interview, please click here: www.epi-summit.com/GunterGrabner