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“Out of the Vault” Video Series Offers Virtual Tour of Museum Collection

“Out of the Vault” Video Series Offers Virtual Tour of Museum Collection


May 8, 2020 | Announcements

On May 8, the Museum posted the first video in its new “Out of the Vault” video series, which is now available on its YouTube channel and across its social media platforms. These short videos explore objects and documents from the Museum’s collection that were featured in the “Out of the Vault” exhibit. David Cowen, the Museum's president and CEO, narrates the series from his home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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    "Monetary Stimulus & Growth: A Perspective"
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    The impact of past pandemics on the US economy and markets has important lessons for today, as does the record growth in both monetary and fiscal stimulus. MoAF Trustee Consuelo Mack interviews MoAF Chairman Dr. Richard Sylla on this timely episode of  WealthTrack.

  • March 12, 2020
    How Jim Simons Became the Man Who Solved the Market
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    Two compelling stories unfolded at the Fordham University McNally Amphitheater on Wednesday evening, March 4.  One was how Jim Simons and his colleagues at the firm Renaissance Technologies became “the greatest money makers in the history of modern finance.” The other: the experiences of Wall Street author Greg Zuckerman during the writing of his bestseller, The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution (Portfolio/Penguin, 2019). During the event, sponsored by the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis in partnership with the Museum of American Finance, Zuckerman explained his reasons for writing the book.  

  • March 9, 2020
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  • Issued on March 3, 2020
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  • February 27, 2020
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    Announcements

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    Announcements

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