William R. Shepard

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William R. Shepard
Occupation President
Employer Shepard International, Inc.
Location Chicago, IL USA

William R. Shepard is the founder and president of Shepard International, Inc., an introducing broker guaranteed by FC Stone, LLC. Shepard is a member of CME Group Inc. board of directors,[1] where he has served since 1997.[2][3]

Sheppard serves on the CME Group executive committee, as well as the compensation, finance and nominating committees.[4]


Previously Shepard served as second vice chairman from 2002 to July 2007. He has been a member of CME for more than 40 years.

Shepard is the only member of the board of the CME Group without a picture displayed on the site.

In 2009, Crain's Chicago Business listed the CME Group as having the #135 worst board and noted Shepard was paid $195,746 in 2008 for his duties as a non-executive director of the CME Group.[5]

According to a 2014 Bloomberg article, Shepard is alleged to be a part-owner of Jump Trading LLC.[6]

In 2010, after the CME Group share prices were down 23 percent in the previous three months, Shepard bought 5,000 A shares for a total of $1.2 million.[7]


Shepard attended the University of Oklahoma.[8]

Registration Information

  • William R. Shepard - NFA ID 0064339
  • Shepard International Inc. - NFA ID 0089619


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  7. CME Group Director's $1.2 Million Buy. Barron's.
  8. A Brief Who’s Who of the Members of the Equity Owners’ Association. {{{org}}}.