Iain Barbour joined Bishopsfield Capital Partners in November 2013. He leads the firm’s monitoring advisory services business, focusing on facilitating more efficient and informed issuer / investor decision-making for infrastructure and project finance transactions. In recognition of its contribution to the development of greater institutional participation in the global project finance business, Bishopsfield Capital Partners’ Monitoring Advisory service was awarded the Financial World Innovation Award in 2014.
Iain has extensive experience developing innovative financing solutions ranging from some of the formative European securitisation and cross-border secured funding structures to project and infrastructure financings.
Iain brings a wealth of origination, structuring, coverage and research experience gained with several leading financial institutions, including MBIA, Commerzbank, Barclays, Lehman Brothers and Citibank. At MBIA, Iain was responsible for European structured finance business providing banks, insurance companies and pension funds with efficient portfolio risk management solutions. Before joining MBIA, Iain headed Commerzbank’s global securitisation business, managing activities in Europe, the US and Asia. Before moving into origination and structuring, Iain was a leading debt research analyst; his team was voted the leading securitisation research house for two consecutive years in the Thomson Extel Survey.
Iain serves as Senior Independent Director of Financial Guaranty UK Ltd. Until July 2022, he served as chair of the board of governors of Alleyn’s School in London. From 2015 through 2020 Iain also served as an independent non-executive director of DBRS Morningstar. Iain has also served as a member of the board of the European Securitisation Forum and the Bond Markets Association, as a Trustee of The Dulwich Estate and as a director of several UK PFI projects.
Iain holds a BSc (Econ) from the University of Hull and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.