William Schreier is the Portfolio Manager of Infrastructure Energy Income Fund, LP. He is also the General Counsel of Infrastructure Capital Management LLC, which is the parent company of the general partner of the Fund.
Prior to becoming the portfolio manager of the Fund, William spent seven years as Executive Managing Director and Head of US Equity Capital Markets for BMO Capital Markets (“BMO”), the US investment banking operation of the Bank of Montreal Group of Companies. In that capacity, he was responsible for all aspects of BMO’s equity underwriting activities in the United States, and had direct responsibility for all equity financings in which BMO participated or underwrote, including public and private financings of all types, such as IPOs, follow-on offerings, convertible financings, registered direct offerings and equity bought deals. William served as Chairman of BMO’s U.S. Equity Commitment Committee, which had oversight responsibility for all aspects of equity offerings, including risk management, supervision of due diligence, review of marketing efforts and all other activities. While at BMO, William also served on several firm-wide management committees, including the U.S. Investment Banking Management Committee, the U.S. Institutional Equities Management Committee and the New York Banking Branch Office Management Committee. William spent a substantial amount of his time at the bank working in close cooperation with BMO’s U.S. Energy Investment Banking team, and successfully bookran and managed a large number of public and private equity offerings for oil and gas exploration companies and MLPs, including Range Resources Corp., Goodrich Petroleum Corp., Plains All American Pipeline LP, Petrohawk Corp, Venoco Inc., Western Gas Partners LP, Plains Exploration and Production Co., W&T Offshore, Inc., Bonanza Creek Energy Inc., Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc., Triangle Petroleum Corp., and Kodiak Oil and Gas Corp.
Prior to joining BMO, William spent seven years a Managing Director of U.S. Equity Capital Markets for CIBC World Markets (formerly CIBC Oppenheimer) (“CIBC”). In addition to his role in equity capital markets, while at CIBC, William also created, marketed and introduced a new type of security to the U.S. market called an Income Deposit Security, which is a paired unit of dividend-yielding equity and high-yielding subordinated debt, which traded together as a single security on the New York Stock Exchange. The IDS was designed to be similar to a Canadian Income Trust, which was a popular high-yielding investment vehicle at the time.
Prior to working at CIBC, William was a Managing Director of U.S. Equity Capital Markets for Salomon Brothers Inc in New York City.
William started his investment banking career in 1985 at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he was senior counsel to the firm’s Institutional Equity Trading Division and a Vice President in Equity Capital Markets.
William began his professional career as an attorney with the New York City law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher where he practiced corporate and securities law.