Stratford Shields has built a remarkable career it the public financial sector for the last two decades. He served in different top positions during his tenure in the municipal finance industry. He once served as a treasurer of SIMFA, Securities Industry Financial Markets Association, at the metropolitan division. Stratford served as the Chairperson and deputized the Chairman in the same institution at some instances. He played a significant part in ensuring the pay-to-play rule among security firms ended.
Another position that saw Stratford Shields leave a positive impact is his tenure in the municipal privatization and finance dockets. Stratford was the leading investment banker that oversaw the landmark transactions involving renowned entities in the industry. Ohio State University’s 50-year concession for the parking system worth $483 million is an example of Stratford’s achievements. The process made headlines to the extent that the Bond Buyer named it the Deal of the Year in the non-trading financing sector.
During his tenure in the public finance docket, Stratford Shields took part in the transactions worth $30 billion as the lead investment banker. He assisted various clients in such deals including hospital systems, universities, airports, and cities. States, toll roads, student loan agencies, state revolving funds as well as water and sewer entities benefited from his assistance. His primary mandate was to help the agents achieve their maximum financial by executing the right transaction and credit strategies.
Stratford Shields works at Loop Capitals Market as the MD. The company operates from Chicago in the Public Finance Investment Banking group. The company targets the clients from the Midwest and Northwest of the US. Stratford is a veteran politician having served Ohio in the Office of Management and Budget as the Deputy Director. Shields also served in the as the State Controlling Board’s President in the same office.
Stratford graduated from the Ohio University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in history. He also studied Political Science at the same University and graduated with an MA in Political Science. He advanced his political skills at Columbia University and attained an MBA in Political Science.