Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer of Fundamental Fixed Income Portfolios
Rick Rieder, Managing Director, is BlackRock's Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income, Fundamental Portfolios, and head of its Global Credit Business and Credit Strategies, Multi-Sector, and Mortgage Groups. He is a member of the Fixed Income Executive Committee and of BlackRock's firm wide Operating, Leadership and Capital Committees.
Before joining BlackRock in 2009, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of R3 Capital Partners. He also served as Vice Chairman and member of the Borrowing Committee for the U.S. Treasury. From 1987 to 2008, he was with Lehman Brothers, most recently as head of the firm's Global Principal Strategies team, a global proprietary investment platform. He was also global head of the firm's credit businesses, Chairman of the Investment Grade Capital Commitment Committee, a member of the Management Committee, and a member of the Board of Trustees for the corporate pension fund. Before joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Rieder was a credit analyst at SunTrust Banks in Atlanta.
Mr. Rieder is a member of the board of Emory University, Emory's Business School, as well as the University's Investment (endowment) and Finance Committees. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the North Star Academy Charter Public School System in Newark, New Jersey, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Graduation Generation Atlanta, and a member of the boards of the National Leadership Council for the Communities in Schools Educational Foundation, the Newark Youth Foundation, and the Committee for the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland. Mr. Rieder earned a BBA degree in business from Emory University in 1983 and an MBA degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1987.