Investing A to Z: Financial Education Series for Adults
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Join the Museum, in partnership with the New York Public Library’s Thomas Yoseloff Business Center, for a nine-part series on investing. Designed to lead you through basic investment concepts, the series aims to provide participants with a greater understanding of what professional investors look for when reviewing stocks, bonds, mutual funds and options. Learn about interest rates and economic indicators and how they impact markets. Speakers include investment specialists from FINRA, the SEC, distinguished professors from Fordham University and New York University, as well as Wall Street investment professionals.
Talk and Discussion: "Lower Forever or Set for a Regime Break? Lessons from Real Interest Rates Since the 14th Century"
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Paul Schmelzing speaks about his groundbreaking new research on historical interest rates, and what they could mean for today's economy, followed by a conversation with award-winning author and financial journalist James Grant and renowned economic historian Dr. Richard Sylla. Watch event video.
Dr. Henry Kaufman on "The Day the Markets Roared"
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Join us for a lunchtime program with legendary economist Dr. Henry Kaufman, as he discusses his latest book, The Day the Markets Roared: How a 1982 Forecast Sparked a Global Bull Market. Watch event video.
A Conversation with Peter Cohen and Bob Pisani
Thursday, May 6, 2021
In this program, Wall Street legend Peter Cohen is interviewed by CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent Bob Pisani. From leading a storied Wall Street firm during the historic buyout war over RJR Nabisco, which was documented in the book and movie Barbarians at the Gate, to having a ring-side seat to a dozen crises, panics and crashes, Peter brings perspective and insight to today’s markets. Watch event video.
Hidden In Plain Sight: How to Save Active Investment Management (Part 3) - The Solutions
Thursday, April 22, 2021
How can women increase their assets under management? Ellen Carr, co-author of Undiversified: The Big Gender Short in Investment Management and principal at a majority-women-owned investment management firm, will moderate a panel of allocators and firm founders to discuss how allocators are identifying female-led firms for clients seeking to engage emerging managers (EM). Wincrest Founder Barbara Ann Bernard will offer solutions to overcoming structural barriers to EM firms.
John Wasik on "Lincolnomics: Why the 16th President's Vision for Economic Progress Still Rocks"
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
In his forthcoming book, Lincolnomics: How President Lincoln Constructed the Great American Economy, author John Wasik puts the 16th President in a powerful new light: He was our foremost architect of economic development, equal treatment and physical and intellectual improvements, from transportation to medical research.
Watch event video on C-SPAN.
Hidden In Plain Sight: How to Save Active Investment Management (Part 2) - The Stories
Thursday, April 15, 2021
How have women succeeded in investment management? Katrina Dudley, co-author of Undiversified: The Big Gender Short in Investment Management, will moderate a panel of successful female portfolio managers to highlight some of the brightest stars of the “constellation” of women investors profiled in the book.
Neha Coulon on "Using ESG Data to Drive Confident Decision-Making"
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) data matters. Without clearer insight into the financial benefits of corporate sustainability efforts, they may never be scaled up in the face of climate change, COVID-19, inequality and many other perceived or real challenges to a company’s bottom line. Join us for a fireside chat featuring Neha Coulon, global head of ESG solutions at JPMorgan Chase & Co., in an interview with Donna Rapaccioli, dean of the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business.
Hidden In Plain Sight: How to Save Active Investment Management (Part 1): The Situation
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Ellen Carr and Katrina Dudley, c-authors of Undiversified: The Big Gender Short in Investment Management, examine the lack of women in investment management and propose solutions to improve the imbalance.
SPACs: Special, Speculative or Spam?
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
What exactly is a SPAC, or special purpose acquisition company? What would make some companies pick a SPAC over an IPO? And why are investors lining up to jump on the trend? Join us for an evening panel conversation explaining one of Wall Street’s hottest trends.
Crash or Boom? Crypto, DeFi and NFT Mania
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Of all of the disruptive possible uses of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance (or DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (or NFT) might be the most likely to bring this technology to a wide audience—and challenge the established finance industry in the process. Join us for a fireside discussion with Michael Bucella, Paul Johnson and Donna Redel, moderated by Fordham Gabelli School Dean Donna Rapaccioli.
George Szpiro on "Risky Decisions: How Mathematical Paradoxes and Other Conundrums Have Shaped Economic Science"
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
In this talk, award-winning author and journalist George Szpiro gives examples of mathematical paradoxes and psychological conundrums that have led to advancements in economic science. He challenges the audience with questions about how to make decisions, and thereby show how people who believe themselves to be rational can be led astray. Watch event video.
Kevin R. Mirabile on "Exotic Alternative Investments"
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Author Kevin Mirabile discusses Exotic Alternative Investments: Standalone Characteristics, Unique Risks and Portfolio Effects. Watch event video.
2021 Gala Honoring Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. and Brian Moynihan
Monday, February 22, 2021
The Museum of American Finance honored the achievements of financial leaders in both the public and private sectors with three important awards at its 2021 Gala.
Joseph Calandro, Jr. on “Jay Gould and the Union Pacific from the Panic of 1873 to 1880”
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Joseph Calandro, Jr., author of Creating Strategic Value, will assess Jay Gould’s skills as a corporate executive following his distressed investment in, and subsequent control of, the Union Pacific Railroad. He will focus on many modern techniques Gould used in his turnaround that are relevant to 21st century executives.
Perspectives on Best Practices in Non-profit Governance from ASPCA Board Chair Sally Spooner and President/CEO Matthew Bershadker
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Join the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business for a lunchtime fireside chat featuring Sally Spooner, recently appointed chair of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (ASPCA) board of directors, and ASPCA President/CEO Matthew Bershadker.
Panel Discussion: "Still Lower for Even Longer: What Will Its Impact Be?"
Friday, November 20, 2020
Interest rates have been low since the Global Financial Crisis. With COVID-19, they are now even lower and seem unlikely to rise for years from current multi-century lows. Join us for a panel discussion, in partnership with CFA Society New York, about how this will impact investors and fixed income markets.
Bruce Greenwald on "Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond"
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Join us for a virtual evening event with Columbia University professor and value investing guru Bruce Greenwald, with an introduction by Mario Gabelli, chairman and CEO of Gamco Investors Inc.
JC de Swaan on "Seeking Virtue in Finance"
Monday, November 16, 2020
JC de Swaan, author and lecturer at Princeton University, speaks on his new book, Seeking Virtue in Finance: Contributing to Society in a Conflicted Industry. Watch event video.