Why does finance matter? David J. Cowen, president and CEO of the Museum of American Finance can answer that question. Standing in front of the podium at Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday night for the institution’s 2017 Gala, he said, “Finance can and does change lives. It is not just dark and mysterious and builds a barrier on walls to the average person, but we in this room know that finance is a beacon of light. It is the best tool for individual self improvement.”
Different takes on how finance makes America great had about 450 guests perking up their ears Wednesday evening. Two perspectives came from the honorees at the annual gala of the Museum of American Finance in New York: Larry Summers and Joe Ricketts.
American historical figure Alexander Hamilton has experienced a recent surge in interest due to the massively popular Broadway musical bearing his name. But what was Hamilton really all about? On this week's episode, we dig deeper into the life of the father of American finance with Museum of Finance President & CEO David Cowen.
This preview clip from Hamilton's America documents the cast delivering a performance of “The Room Where It Happens” for President Barack Obama at the White House, and follows Miranda and costar Leslie Odom Jr. visit the Museum of American Finance to get a deeper understanding of the historical figures they depicted on stage.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, who originated the role of Hamilton in the musical, and Leslie Odom, Jr., who won a Tony for his portrayal of Aaron Burr, visit the Museum of American Finance to get a deeper understanding of the historical figures they are depicting on stage.
The Museum of American Finance’s new, 12-stop audio tour tells the stories behind several of its most popular collections and exhibits.
As America’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton helped put the United States on a path to economic superpower. Thus the Museum of American Finance dedicates a room to his story, recounting how he saved the new nation’s credit, established plans for funding its debt, created a national bank and used the tax system to encourage economic development — all ideas considered “radical” at the time.
MoAF President David Cowen and Editorial Board member Bob Wright discuss Hamilton and Burr's banking rivalry.
It’s only fitting that the Museum of American Finance (MOAF), an affiliate of the Smithsonian Museum system located in New York City, would turn its attention to gold. A new exhibit that opened this past winter is known as “Worth Its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up.” Filled with a dizzying array of spectacular gold items from throughout the ages, this exhibit is intended to demonstrate the beauty and universal appeal of gold over the span of human history.
Sen. Bob Kerrey reiterated his support for what he calls “wealth accounts” last week during a discussion on the financial impact of longevity, hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch at the Museum of American Finance in New York.
On Thursday evening, March 10, 2016, a panel of experts on aging, longevity and retirement gathered at the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street to discuss the economic impact longer lifespans will have on everything from Social Security to robotics to the non-profit sector.
Retirement gurus, economists and other Big Thinkers like to talk about “the longevity bonus” — the extra 30 years or so that have been added to our lifespans, according to mortality statistics. The question is: What’s the economic impact of the longevity bonus?
Bloomberg's coverage of the Museum's 2016 Gala honoring Charles Schwab and Robert Rubin.
MoAF features prominently in this Forbes list of the places that were once Hamilton’s stomping ground.