About JR

Bond Market Author and Speaker.

A 37-year bond market veteran, JR is currently owner of the Rieger Report LLC. providing periodic market commentary, perspectives and insights into the fixed income markets through the newsletter http://www.straighttalkaboutbonds.com. An advisory board member of BondView®, JR also serves as a consultant to financial institutions on fixed income analytics, indexing & benchmarking, valuation and compliance related issues. In 2019, JR became a Certified Retirement Counselor®.


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 $46 billion 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.

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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. During his tenure at S&P Securities Evaluations JR also provided expert witness testimony multiple times on the valuation of distressed bonds.

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.

A graduate of Widener University with a B.S. in Business Administration and Master’s from Adelphi University’s Robert B. Willumstad School of Business.

Updated as of April 2019.