David J. Cowen

David J. Cowen | President/CEO
Phone: 212-908-4604 | dcowen@moaf.org

David Cowen, the Museum's President/CEO, has over 20 years experience as a trader on Wall Street, including in the foreign exchange groups at Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank. The founder of Quasar Capital Partners, a macro hedge fund, Mr. Cowen holds a BA in American history from Columbia College, an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, and an MA and Ph.D. in American history from NYU. He has written extensively on US financial history, and is co-author of Financial Founding Fathers: The Men Who Made America Rich, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2006. He is the co-chair of the International Federation of Finance Museums (IFFM) and serves on the Smithsonian Affiliates Advisory Council and the Federal Reserve Board's Centennial Advisory Council.