David Cowen on "Haym Salomon: Life, Legacy, Myth and Reality of the Jewish-American Revolutionary War Financier"

Lunch and Learn Series

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

In 1976, the United States honored Haym Salomon with a stamp. The inscription on the reverse side said “Financial Hero — Businessman and broker Haym Salomon was responsible for raising most of the money needed to finance the American Revolution and later to save the new nation from collapse." Bring your lunch to the Museum to hear about this relatively unknown American, and find out if the quote is true.

David Cowen is the President and CEO of the Museum of American Finance. He 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, Cowen holds a BA in American history from Columbia College, an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, as well as 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 also an adjunct professor at NYU's Stern School of Business.

$5 tickets may be purchased at the door and include admission to the Museum. Feel free to bring your lunch. For information call 212-908-4110 or e-mail info@moaf.org.


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