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David Rubenstein to Receive 2015 Whitehead Award for Public Service and Financial Leadership from Museum of American Finance

David Rubenstein to Receive 2015 Whitehead Award for Public Service and Financial Leadership from Museum of American Finance


December 9, 2014 | Press Releases

David M. Rubenstein will receive the Museum of American Finance’s 2015 Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership. The award is presented annually to a person who has demonstrated a high order of achievement and leadership in the field of finance, and also served with notable distinction in the public sector.

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    Museum Premieres “Charging Bull” Documentary and Displays Replica Sculpture
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    On the evening of December 3, the Museum hosted the first showing of a new documentary film, “Lucky Balls,” commemorating the 25th year that the “Charging Bull” sculpture by Arturo Di Modica has been at Bowling Green Park in New York City. Over the years, the sculpture has become one of the most popular attractions in Lower Manhattan and one of the most widely-recognized images around the world. The documentary will be entered in the Tribeca Film Festival next year, and eventually a wider distribution is anticipated.

  • November 15, 2014
    This is What Stock Trading Used to Look Like
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    The Telegraph compiled a slideshow of images on the history of trading, from the 19th century to today, featuring photographs from the Museum's collection.

  • October 16, 2014
    Conservative Tax Foundation Honors Gov. Cuomo for Recent Reforms
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  • September 6, 2014
    David Cowen's Talk on "Financing the War of 1812" Airs on C-SPAN
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    David Cowen, the Museum's President/CEO, explores how one of the Treasury's greatest leaders helped fight the War of 1812.

  • September 2, 2014
    MoAF Adds Six New Courses For Fall 2014 Semester
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    The Museum of American Finance today announced the launch of six new courses for the Fall 2014 semester. The addition of these classes enhances the Museum’s already strong financial education program offerings for elementary though graduate-level students.

  • June 11, 2014
    MoAF, R.W. Pressprich and Boys' Club of NY Ring NYSE Opening Bell to Launch Free Student Program
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    Representatives from the Museum of American Finance, R.W. Pressprich and the Boys’ Club of New York visited the NYSE and rang The Opening Bell to mark the second consecutive year that R.W. Pressprich has sponsored free student admission to the Museum over the summer, as well as financial education programs at the Museum for members of the Boys’ Club of New York.

  • June 10, 2014
    Night at the Museums Offers Special Access to 13 Museums and Historic Sites as Part of the River To River Festival 2014
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    For the first time ever, Lower Manhattan will turn 13 of the city's museums into a summer cultural destination at a special event that is part of this year’s "River To River Festival" (June 19-29).

  • May 20, 2014
    R.W. Pressprich to Sponsor Free Student Admission at the Museum of American Finance This Summer
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    The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the nation’s only independent museum dedicated to finance, today announced that R.W. Pressprich, a New York-based institutional broker dealer, will sponsor free admission for students this summer.

  • 5/10/2014
    American Artifacts: Museum of American Finance
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    Chris Meyers, the Museum's director of education, gives a 30-minute tour of the Museum on C-SPAN. Topics include banking, financial markets, money and a history of booms and busts.

  • April 17, 2014
    Money Talks
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    Wall Street may be an icon of New York, but for a hands-on experience of finance, you’ll have to get your kids behind closed doors. On your next family outing, head down the block from the Stock Exchange to the Museum of American Finance.

  • April 17, 2014
    Big Institutional Investors Need Finance 101 Refresher: Sheila Bair
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    Institutional investors' failure to research the risk associated with the mortgage-backed securities they traded left them exposed when the assets turned toxic, Bair said Tuesday in a speech at the Museum of American Finance in New York City.

  • April 10, 2014
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    You would be hard pressed to find a group of men and women who have influenced the American financial system more than the men and women who have worked at “The Fed” over its first 100 years. Honoring “The Fed” itself, those men and women included, the Museum of American Finance is presenting its largest exhibition to date.

  • March 11, 2014
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    Alan Blinder outlined his “Ten Commandments” at a presentation at the Museum of American Finance: investors’ memories are short, self-regulation does not work, control leverage, honor thy shareholders more than thy top executives, elevate risk management, hold assets on-balance sheet.

  • March 7, 2014
    Ex-Fed Official Blinder on Unheeded Lessons of the Financial Crisis
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    Former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Alan Blinder believes that multiple problems in the financial system have gone unaddressed, though more than five years have passed since the meltdown. "Attention spans are short in the public and in the industry," Blinder said at a public lecture at the Museum of American Finance in New York Tuesday evening.

  • February 3, 2014
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  • January 23, 2014
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    Eric Grubman, former NFL CFO, to be interviewed by Consuelo Mack on “The Business of the NFL.”

  • January 17, 2014
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  • January 15, 2014
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Museum Premieres “Charging Bull” Documentary and Displays Replica Sculpture
12/09/14

On the evening of December 3, the Museum hosted the first showing of a new documentary film, “Lucky Balls,” commemorating the 25th year that the “Charging Bull” sculpture by Arturo Di Modica has been at Bowling Green Park in New York City. Over the years, the sculpture has become one of the most popular attractions in Lower Manhattan and one of the most widely-recognized images around the world. The documentary will be entered in the Tribeca Film Festival next year, and eventually a wider distribution is anticipated.