By Maura Ferguson and Sarah Poole
The Museum of American Finance (MOAF) and the Municipal Archives have opened a new exhibit: “Ebb & Flow: Tapping into the History of New York City’s Water,” in the 31 Chambers Street gallery. As part of the exhibit, co-curators, Maura Ferguson, Director of Exhibits, MOAF, and Sarah Poole, Collections Manager, MOAF tell the fascinating story of how a private water company, founded by Aaron Burr in 1799, evolved into the largest bank in the United States today.
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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.
The Museum of American Finance and the New York City Department of Records and Information Services are hosting an exhibit, “Ebb & Flow: Tapping into the History of New York City’s Water,” at the Municipal Archives at 31 Chambers through September 1.
On March 5, the Museum of American Finance and the New York City Department of Records and Information Services opened a new exhibit, “Ebb & Flow: Tapping into the History of New York City’s Water.”
The Museum of American Finance has partnered with Scripophily.com, an historical document dealer, to provide free stock certificates for participants on the Museum’s tours and educational programs, including its new classic car tours of Downtown New York in partnership with Nowaday.
The Museum of American Finance will honor the achievements of three financial leaders in the public and private sectors at its annual gala on February 24, 2020 at Cipriani Wall Street.
In 1791, two great minds clashed over an issue of constitutional and historical significance. Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson tried to make the case to President George Washington for and against having a national, central bank. Hamilton saw the central bank as the key to America’s economic future, whereas Jefferson worried about the consolidation of power and thought a central bank was unconstitutional. In this episode of POLICYbrief, two experts--David Cowen, President/CEO of the Museum of American Finance, and Thomas J. DiLorenzo, Professor of Economics at Loyola University--explain and analyze this 200-year-old debate that still has relevance today.
The Museum of American Finance trustees and staff mourn the loss of our Advisory Council member, former Whitehead Award honoree and good friend, Paul Volcker.
Someone turning on the financial news for the very first time might get the impression that Wall Street isn’t a market but rather an animal parade: bulls and bears, hawks and doves, dead cats and doomed sheep, and so on. Stock market animal references reach back to the early days of Wall Street. But what exactly does all the animal-based market slang mean?
Trust in money is implicit, but when money is manipulated, trust is lost, leading to economic and social instability and human suffering. Such is the basis of an award-winning PBS documentary, “In Money We Trust?,” which was screened at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business Lincoln Center campus in a program presented in partnership with the Museum of American Finance on November 11.
The paperback edition of Alexander Hamilton on Finance, Credit, and Debt, co-authored by MoAF Chairman Richard Sylla and MoAF President/CEO David Cowen, is now available as a paperback edition. Members, supporters and friends of the Museum will receive a 30% discount off the purchase price with promo code "CUP30" on the Columbia University Press website.
The Museum of American Finance and Cheddar have collaborated on a monthly video and interview series featuring C-Suite executives from across the financial industry. The two-part series includes CEOs discussing “Why Wall Street Matters,” as well as C-Suite technology executives explaining how technology is impacting their companies and their industry segments in “Disrupting Wall Street.”
For the 90th anniversary of Black Thursday, TIME spoke to financial historian Richard Sylla, a Professor Emeritus of Economics and the former Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets at New York University Stern School of Business and Chairman of the board of the Museum of American Finance in New York City.
Just a few days before NYC Climate Week was set to begin, CEOs and academic thought leaders on corporate sustainability took part in a Sustainability Panel at the McNally Amphitheater, underscoring the potential for finance and private wealth to be recognized as important agents for social and environmental change. The program was part of the Museum of American Finance Evening Lecture Series in partnership with Fordham Gabelli School of Business.
Sustainability is no longer a fringe issue for large corporations, and on September 19, 2019, the Museum of American Finance hosted a fireside chat and panel discussion on the future of corporate decision making as it relates to environmental, social and governance concerns.
On September 19, the Museum of American Finance will present “Corporate Sustainability: Is It Sustainable?,” a timely discussion with industry leaders driving sustainability as an essential element of corporate purpose and a means to achieve transformative social impact.
In honor of National Financial Awareness Day, MoAF President/CEO David Cowen explores the history of US finance with Jill Maladrino on Trade Talks, live from the Nasdaq MarketSite.
High school sophomores and juniors are invited to register for MFA Boot Camp, a FREE motivational finance experience that will run from August 5-8 in New York City.
The Museum of American Finance has launched a companion blog for its "Where Are They Now?" Series, which traces the histories and origins of 207 of the underwriters of the 1956 Ford Motor Company IPO. "Where Are They Now?" is a collaboration between historian Susie J. Pak and the Museum of American Finance, and the research for this series has been generously funded by Charles Royce of The Royce Funds.
In honor of International Women’s Day, Bloomberg introduces American women who made history in finance, investing and economics, some of who were featured in the Museum's "Women of Wall Street" exhibit.