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Financial History, Issue 118
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Women on Money
The First US Gold Rush: North Carolina
The First SEC? The Capital Issues Committee
From the Dustbowl to the Federal Reserve: Andrew Brimmer Breaks the Fed's Color Barrier
Inflation and a Test of Regulation Q
New Event Video Available
Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary Symposium
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
When Warren Buffett took control of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in 1965, it was a small textile company. Through a combination of value investing, exceptional management and savvy acquisitions, Buffett has transformed the firm into one of the most profitable, successful and highly-emulated corporations in American history.
This panel of prominent Berkshire Hathaway shareholders was part of the BRK 50th Anniversary Symposium, co-hosted by the Museum of American Finance and NYSSA. Participants included Paul Lountzis, Thomas Russo, Whitney Tilson and Jason Zweig.
Video Playlist for Panel 2 (BRK Shareholders):
Part 1: Why did you buy Berkshire Hathaway stock?
Part 2: What's the best advice you received from Warren Buffett?
Part 3: What aspects of Berkshire Hathaway can be emulated?
Part 4: What are the flaws in the Berkshire model?
Part 5: Audience Q&A
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Lunch and Learn Series
Michael van Biema on "Concentrated Investing: Strategies of the World's Greatest Concentrated Value Investors"
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
In Concentrated Investing, Allen Benello, Michael van Biema and Toby Carlisle chronicle the virtually unknown — but wildly successful — value investors who have regularly and spectacularly blown away the results of even the world's top fund managers. Join us for a lunchtime program with Michael van Biema, the founder and managing principal of van Biema Value Partners, LLC. Previously a faculty member at Columbia Business School, van Biema taught value investing, general corporate finance, capital markets, securities analysis and entrepreneurial finance.
Talk followed by Q&A and book signing. $5 tickets include Museum admission; members and students free. Register today.
Event of Interest
6th Annual Wall Street Collectors Bourse
Friday, October 21, 2016, 10:00 AM to Sunday, October 23, 2016 3:00 PM
The Museum will once again be the venue for the Wall Street Collectors Bourse, which will take place October 21-23, 2016. Now in its sixth year, the Bourse is a free exposition, sale and live auction by international collectors and dealers displaying thousands of stock and bond certificates, currency, coins, autographs, photographs, fine prints and ephemera.
Friday, October 21, 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, October 22, 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, October 23, 10 am – 3 pm
For a full schedule of events or additional information, visit www.wallstreetbourse.com.
Lunch and Learn Series
Leonard Zax on “Hamilton in Paterson: America’s First Tech Incubator”
Friday, October 21, 2016, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Everyone now knows that Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton inspired a hit musical on Broadway, but not many know that it also inspired a new national park at the Paterson Great Falls. Hamilton chose the Great Falls — 15 miles west of Manhattan — as the place to begin implementing his ambitious manufacturing plan. Leonard Zax, president of the Hamilton Partnership, will discuss the significance and history of this new national park.
Talk will be followed by Q&A. This event is FREE and open to the public. Feel free to bring your lunch. Register today.
Evening Lecture Series
Your Vote. Your Money.: Tracking Investor Sentiment in the Run-up to the Election
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Leaders in financial markets, technology, communications and data analysis will explore how the positions and platforms of the presidential candidates drive investors’ and voters’ financial concerns and how that is reflected in online activity, political polls and the markets. A fireside chat with Strategas Chairman/CEO Jason DeSena Trennert and President/COO Nicholas Bohnsack will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Consuelo Mack, Executive Producer of Consuelo Mack WealthTrack.
Conversation will be followed by Q&A and reception. Admission is free for Museum members and students, or $25 for non-members. Register today.