Richard S. Emmet



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Richard S. Emmet serves on the Hudson Institute Board of Trustees.



Richard S. Emmet serves on the Hudson Institute Board of Trustees.

Mr. Emmet is a former managing director at Jane Street Capital and a trustee of Cornell University. He was raised in Cleveland, OH, where he attended the University School, and he graduated from Cornell University in 1994. While at Cornell, he served as captain of the Cornell football team, president of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, and a member of the Sphinx Society.

After working as an assistant trader at BNP/Cooper Neff Inc. in Chicago, IL from 1995 to 1996, Emmet joined the Susquehanna Investment Group in New York, NY and became an equity index option trader and manager with the firm. In 2002, Emmet left Susquehanna to work with Jane Street Capital, a global proprietary trading firm based in New York City. In 2015, he became Jane Street’s global head of finance and served in this position for seven years before retiring from the firm in 2022.

In addition to serving as a trustee of the university, Emmet is a member of Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) Advisory Council and college campaign co-chair. He was previously a member of the A&S Ad Hoc Campaign Planning Committee and the Class of 1994 reunion committees.

His wife, Jackie, also attended Cornell. They have three children (two current Cornell students) and live in Larchmont, NY.