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Encyclopedia > Richard Jenrette

Born in Raleigh, NC on April 5, 1929, Richard "Dick" Jenrette was one the founders of the Wall Street firm, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ). Jenrette founded DLJ in 1959 with classmates William Donaldson, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Dan Lufkin. Under Jenrette's direction, the firm concentrated on in-depth analysis, creating a new industry standard for institutional investing. Jenrette was also instrumental in taking DLJ public in 1970, making it the first publicly traded investment firm in the United States. Taking the helm of DLJ in 1973, Jenrette successfully shepherded the firm through a recession and a later sale to worldwide insurance leader, The Equitable, where he served as Chairman and CEO from 1990 until 1996. Today, Dick restores historic old homes, maintaining a number of immaculate residences from the Hudson river to the Charleston battery, to the U.S. Virgin Islands. His published works include Jenrette: The Contrarian Manager and Adventures With Old Houses. April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette was an investment bank founded by William H. Donaldson. ... William Donaldson (January 4, 1935 - June 22, 2005) was a British satirist, writer, rake and playboy, author of The Henry Root Letters. ... The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, commonly referred to as the SEC, is the United States governing body which has primary responsibility for overseeing the regulation of the securities industry. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... This article is about the year. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ...

Scholastic and other honors

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B., 1951
  • Harvard Business School, MBA, 1957
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Order of the Golden Fleece, University of North Carolina
  • Hon. Doctor of Laws (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Hon. Doctor of Laws (Hamilton College, Clinton, NY)
  • Hon. Doctor of Laws (The Citadel, Charleston, SC)
  • Hon. Doctor of Letters (The College of Charleston, University of SC)
  • Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award (1984)
  • University of North Carolina Distinguished Alumnus Award (1986)
  • University of North Carolina William R. Davie Award (1999)
  • American Assembly Service to Democracy Award-Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal (1993)
  • Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the President of France (1996)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1999)
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation Crowninshield Award (1996)
  • World Monuments Fund Hadrian Award (1998)
  • Chi Psi Fraternity

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... HBS, as seen from across the Charles River. ... The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ... Chi Psi is a fraternity consisting of more than 30 chapters (known as alphas) at American colleges and universities. ...

Professional affiliations

  • New England Life Insurance Co., 1951-1953
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., 1957-1959
  • Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc., 1959-1996 (Former Chairman & CEO)
  • The Equitable Companies Incorporated, 1985-1996 (Former Chairman & CEO)
  • Harvard University Board of Overseers
  • Trustee, The Duke Endowment
  • Chairman, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust
  • Director, Associates of the Harvard Business School

External links

  • Video Interviews

  Results from FactBites:
JENRETTEThe Contrarian Manager, (731 words)
Enter Richard Jenrette, who has been battling the corporate staitjacket mentality all of his adult life.
On Wall Street, where Jenrette was co-founder of a firm that grew into a leviathan, he refused to go along with the ''old club'' mentality.
Jenrette, in fact, lets his hair down about Equitable being a company run by too many executives born under Aries - which he says created a stifling uniformity of thinking.
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