About CRI

Brian Riano

Chief Executive Officer
Claren Road Asset Management
New York, NY

Brian Riano is a founding partner of Claren Road Asset Management and currently serves as CEO. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the funds’ business and is integrally involved in the investment process. He is based in New York.

Prior to founding Claren Road in 2005, Mr. Riano was Managing Director and Head of Global Credit Trading at Citigroup. In that role, Mr. Riano was responsible for Citigroup’s global high yield, distressed, investment grade, and emerging markets credit trading desks. In aggregate, he supervised a $30 billion global trading position and approximately 75 professionals. Additionally, Mr. Riano was a member of both the Fixed Income Risk Committee and the Fixed Income Business Planning Committee. Mr. Riano joined Salomon Brothers in 1990 and traded investment grade and high yield debt.

Mr. Riano received his B.S. in Business Administration from Manhattan College in 1986. He has previously held Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses with FINRA, which are currently inactive.