James R Rieger is vice president, fixed income indices, at S&P Indices. As a leader in S&P Indices’ effort to reach into areas of the capital markets beyond traditional equity, J.R. oversees the creation and management of Standard & Poor’s fixed income indices.
With over 29 years of fixed income experience, J.R. leads the development of a growing family of fixed income indices at S&P Indices. Over the course of the past year, S&P Indices has launched a variety of new fixed income indices under J.R.’s management, which includes a focus on transparency for municipal bonds, leveraged loans, commercial paper, and sovereign debt.
J.R. speaks regularly on various performance benchmarking and attribution topics relating to distressed debt, structured finance, municipal bonds, credit default swaps, and leveraged loans. Leading the way in S&P Indices’ digital space, J.R. currently hosts “The Rieger Report,” a weekly podcast providing a fixed income market recap available on iTunes and www.SPindices.com/munis.
Prior to joining S&P Indices, J.R. was vice president, global evaluations, at Standard & Poor’s Securities Evaluations, Inc. Active in the financial community, J.R. is a member of the Municipal Bond Club of New York, New York Society of Security Analysts, Municipal Analysts Group of New York, and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.
J.R. holds a B.S. from Widener University and an MBA from Adelphi University.