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.
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.
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.
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.
The US $1 bill hasn't had a major redesign since 1929. Mark Anderson, a numismatic consultant for the Museum of American Finance, tells Business Insider about the meanings behind the symbols on the iconic note.
Photo gallery from the Museum's 2014 Gala from Crain's NY Business.
How do you know you’re in a bubble? No one seems to have an exact formula, but as we steam into the sixth year of a bull market, it’s time to start asking some pointed questions.
Bloomberg's coverage of the Museum's 2014 Gala honoring Duncan Niederauer.
More than two centuries after Alexander Hamilton died from injuries sustained in a duel with the vice president of the United States, his grave site at the end of Wall Street has been repaired and will be rededicated Friday, a day ahead of his birthday.
Housed at the Museum of American Finance (which, fittingly, is located in the former headquarters of the Bank of New York, at 48 Wall Street) is "The Fed at 100," an exhibit aiming to commemorate, if not celebrate, the Fed’s long history. Here's a look at some of the displays and items within that exhibit.
As the Federal Reserve prepares for its first woman chairman in history – pending Senate confirmation – an exhibit roughly 227 miles north on I-95 is celebrating a different milestone for the Fed: its centennial. Housed at the Museum of American Finance is “The Fed at 100,” an exhibit aiming to commemorate, if not celebrate, the Fed’s long history.
Author Malcolm MacKay discusses his book, Impeccable Connections: The Rise and Fall of Richard Whitney, at a Lunch and Learn event at the Museum of American Finance. He details Mr. Whitney’s journey from president of the New York Stock Exchange to convicted white collar criminal.
Next week the Museum of American Finance will open an exhibit called "The Fed at 100," which will run through Oct. 1, 2014.
The museum currently has on display a unique piece on long-term loan from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Visitors during Smithsonian Museum Day Live! can get up close to a golden, bejeweled Monopoly set worth $2 million, created by jeweler Sidney Mobell.
MoAF President David Cowen shows us one of America's very first government budgets. You may be shocked at the figures.
The US government is $16,828,845,497,183.90 in debt (but who's counting?). How did we get here? Talk about the origins of our debt, and you'll start a conversation about policy in the last few years, maybe the last decade. But, as MoAF President David Cowen explains to The Motley Fool's Morgan Housel, the real origins go back much farther than that.
There is a common perception that old news is worthless, but old news can often teach you more about the future than current news. MoAF President David Cowen provides a great example of the value of old news.