Member Profile: Robert Sheppard

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Robert Sheppard

Last Update: April 28, 2009

Robert Sheppard represents the following INFRADEV Member Category(ies):
Private Sector → Private Transaction Support Services → Legal Advisory
Private Sector → Private Transaction Support Services → Financial Advisory and Marketing
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Robert Sheppard provides Project Development Assistance. Please contact this member for further details.

Title:Managing Director
Institution:J. R. Sheppard & Company, LLC.
Work Phone:+1 704 333 2560
Cell Phone:+1 704 363 9304
Fax:+1 704 333 4715
Regional Expertise: East Asia and Pacific
Member Background:Robert Sheppard is Managing Director of J. R. Sheppard & Company, LLC, in Charlotte, N.C. An attorney and investment banker with twenty years of experience in the field of project finance, Mr. Sheppard specializes in structured financings both domestically and internationally. As a Managing Director at Banc of America Securities LLC he was responsible for Project Finance Capital Markets and was previously co-head of the Global Project Finance Group at Bank of America. Prior to the merger of NationsBank with Bank of America, he was global head of Project Finance at NationsBank. His work has covered syndicated bank loans, private placements, capital markets, and a wide variety of financial advisory assignments.
Mr. Sheppard devised the concept of a foreign exchange liquidity facility and provided his analysis to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (“OPIC”) and Sovereign Risk Insurance Ltd. (“Sovereign”). In 2001, OPIC provided the foreign exchange liquidity for AES Tiete project in Brazil, a transaction in which Mr. Sheppard represented AES. The US$300 million capital markets issue for the Tiete transaction was the first issue by a power generator in a below investment-grade country to receive an investment grade rating. Sovereign’s foreign exchange liquidity facility is offered as the Real Exchange Rate Liquidity (or “REX”) product.

Mr. Sheppard is the author of numerous articles and papers, including, most recently “Capital Markets Financing for Developing-Country Infrastructure Projects”, published in January 2003 by the United Nations in its DESA discussion paper series.

Address:327 Ridgewood Ave
Postal Code:28209