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James Rieger

James Rieger


Office: 409K Powers Hall
Phone: 516-524-1110


 Educational Background

    MBA Business Administration
    Adelphi University 1985

    BS Business Administration
    Widener University 1981

Courses Taught

  • Investments
  • Financial Management II
  • Corporate Finance


A 37-year bond market veteran, JR is currently owner of the Rieger Report® LLC. and enjoys working with students as a Lecturer within the finance department at Clemson University’s Wilbur O and Ann Powers School of Business. Upon his retirement from S&P in 2018, JR launched the Rieger Report and began providing institutions with market commentary, perspectives, and insights into the fixed income markets. In addition to those insights, JR has responded to consulting requests on various bond market related topics such as fixed income analytics, indexing & benchmarking, and distressed bond (particularly distressed municipal bond) valuations. Before starting the Rieger Report, JR was the Managing Director and Global Head of Fixed Income Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices. JR and his team 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. Prior to joining S&P Dow Jones Indices in 2007, JR was the Global Desk Head of Securities Evaluations at S&P Securities Evaluations (FKA J.J. Kenny). During a 26-year career there, JR began as a specialist in distressed municipal bond valuations, earned leadership roles as the manager of high yield evaluations, head of municipal bonds and then global desk head helping to drive their global expansion.

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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
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