The New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World’s Water

The New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World’s Water

This article was first published on December 21, 2012, by Market Oracle and Global Research

A disturbing trend in the water sector is accelerating worldwide. The new “water barons” — the Wall Street banks and elitist multibillionaires — are buying up water all over the world at unprecedented pace.

Familiar mega-banks and investing powerhouses such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Macquarie Bank, Barclays … [more…]

How to incorporate water concerns in investment portfolios

How to incorporate water concerns in investment portfolios

The importance of carbon footprints has been well established as a critical piece of ESG. But with impact of climate change on economies and financial systems coming into sharper focus, it may well be time for investors to consider another overarching environmental theme: water stress.

“We have found that understanding water-related risks is a vital component of evaluating the long-term sustainability risks and opportunities of an investment portfolio,” wrote Emily … [more…]

New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks Buying the World’s Water

This article was first published on December 21, 2012 by Market Oracle and Global Research

A disturbing trend in the water sector is accelerating worldwide. The new “water barons” — the Wall Street banks and elitist multibillionaires — are buying up water all over the world at unprecedented pace.

photo: tap water. Investors and institutions appear to be buying water rights and related businesses and resources around the world. Is water the new oil?

Familiar mega-banks and investing powerhouses such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Macquarie Bank, Barclays … [more…]

Water Asset Management: Hunting Liquid Assets

photo: hedge fund, Water Asset Management: Hunting Liquid Assets

Photo, from left: Disque Deane Jr., Matt Diserio, and Marc Robert of Water Asset Management are betting water prices rise.

Water wasn’t an obvious investment theme when Matt Diserio and Disque Deane Jr. launched their hedge fund 10 years ago. Now, every day brings news of a water shortage or drought.

So have the water stocks targeted by their Manhattan-based Water Asset Management enjoyed a panicky rerating? Not yet. Drought-parched … [more…]