Rick M. Rieder 83B

Rick Rieder

Managing Director
New York, New York

Rick Rieder, managing director, is BlackRock's chief investment officer of Global Fixed Income, head of the Fundamental Fixed Income business, head of the Global Allocation Investment team, a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee, and chairman of the firm-wide BlackRock Investment Council. Before joining BlackRock in 2009, he was president and chief executive officer of R3 Capital Partners.

Rieder currently serves on the Alphabet/Google Investment Advisory Committee and the UBS Research Advisory Board. He was nominated for Outstanding Portfolio Manager by Morningstar in 2021, was awarded the Global Unconstrained Fixed Income Manager of the Year for 2015 by Institutional Investor, was nominated for Fixed Income Manager of the Year by Institutional Investor for 2014, and was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society's Fixed Income Hall of Fame in 2013.

From 1987 to 2008, Rieder worked at Lehman Brothers, ultimately as head of the firm's Global Principal Strategies team. He also was global head of the firm's credit businesses, chairman of the Corporate Bond and Loan Capital Commitment Committee, and a member of the board of trustees for the corporate pension fund. Before joining Lehman Brothers, he was a credit analyst at SunTrust Banks in Atlanta.

Rieder earned a BBA in finance from Emory in 1983 and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. He is founder and chairman of the business school's BBA investment fund and community financial literacy program.

Rieder serves as chairman of the board of North Star Academy's 14 charter schools in Newark, New Jersey, and is founder and chairman of the board of Graduation Generation Public School Collaboration in Atlanta. He is on the board of the BlackRock Foundation, the board of advisers for the Hospital for Special Surgery, and the board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Newark and Essex County. He was honored at the Choose Success Awards ceremony in Atlanta in 2015 for his dedication to public education in Atlanta through CIS and Graduation Generation.

He serves on the board of Emory's Goizueta Business School and the university's Finance Committee, and is the vice chair of the Investment Committee.

He was elected trustee in 2008.