A bond market veteran with over 37 years experience, JR is currently owner of the Rieger Report® LLC. providing periodic market commentary, perspectives and insights into the fixed income markets through the newsletter www.straighttalkaboutbonds.com. An advisory board member of BondView®, JR also serves as a consultant to financial institutions on fixed income analytics, indexing & benchmarking, index selection, fixed income valuation and mark-to-market compliance related issues.
Before starting the Rieger Report®, JR was the Managing Director and Global Head of Fixed Income Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices. While at S&P Dow Jones Indices JR developed and launched a global suite of debt market indices resulting in investable index products in 12 countries and totaling over $46billion in assets under management. Innovative indices launched under JR’s leadership include S&P Municipal Series (maturing indices), the S&P 500 Bond Index family, the S&P Green Bond Index family and the first ever factor-based U.S. high yield corporate bond index. During this role, JR presented on the bond markets around the globe at industry events and represented S&P as a subject matter expert on the bond markets with the financial media in both print and television including CNBC and Bloomberg News.
Prior to joining S&P Dow Jones Indices, JR developed his bond market skills over a 26 year period at S&P’s bond valuation business and concluded his bond valuation career as the Global Head of Bond Evaluations at S&P Securities Evaluations Services (FKA J.J. Kenny). His role included bond pricing oversight, chair of the S&P Bond Pricing Committee, regulatory point of contact, mutual fund board of director and pricing committee presentations and speaking about the bond markets around the globe.
JR is a member of the CFA Society, CFA Society of New York, National Federation of Municipal Analysts, Municipal Analysts Group of New York and the Fixed Income Analysts Society.