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.


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, National Federation of Municipal Analysts, Municipal Analysts Group of New York, and the Fixed Income Analysts Society. JR also is an associate member of the Securities Experts Roundtable. 

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 March 1, 2022.