MoAF in the News

  • June 20, 2024
    Hottest AI Use Case For Advisors: Note-Taking Apps That Generate Action Items

    Note-taking/action item apps have become the most popular “use case” in artificial intelligence among financial advisors to date, according to Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholz Wealth Management, who recently moderated a panel discussion on AI hosted by the Museum of American Finance and Betterment. 

  • June 18, 2024
    The Intelligent Investor: More Munger

    Read WSJ columnist Jason Zweig's coverage of the Museum's "Tribute to the Life and Career of Charlie Munger."

  • June 11, 2024
    Buffett’s Partner Charlie Munger Kept These Rules About Investing and Life That You Can Use Too

    Charlie Munger, the esteemed vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway who passed away last November at the age of 99, was honored last week at a tribute hosted by the Museum of American Finance and the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University. Read full article.

  • March 11, 2024
    Wall Street Leaders Raise $1.5M for the Museum of American Finance

    The only independent museum in the US dedicated to finance and financial history is getting a seven-figure boost from leaders and institutions across Wall Street. Around $1.5 million was raised during the Museum of American Finance’s 2024 Gala on March 7, as first reported by Reuters.

  • March 9, 2024
    As Wall Street Titans Gather, Finance Museum Searches for a Home

    Read Reuters' coverage of the Museum of American Finance's 2024 Gala honoring Richard Clarida, Charles Royce, Howard Marks and Tina Byles Williams.

  • October 2023
    The Past, Present and Future of the US Dollar with David Cowen, President and CEO of MoAF

    David Cowen, MoAF President and CEO, walks through a brief history of money in the United States—long before there was a US dollar—from the Museum’s historical collections.

  • March 14, 2023
    NYC Finance Gala Projects ‘Positive Calm’ After Bank Stock Rout

    Thank the US government for making the Museum of American Finance gala a normal social evening. Rather than stress-schmoozing in the throes of bank runs and failures, the 525 guests gathered Monday night at Cipriani 42nd Street seemed to grasp their bellinis with a sense of relief that regulators had pledged that deposits exceeding $250,000 would be safe.

  • December 29, 2022
    Why Financial Historian Mark Higgins Says Hetty Green was the Best Investor in US History

    In this episode of Banking on Girls, financial historian Mark Higgins takes us back to the Gilded Era where he explores Hetty Green’s childhood and how she became such an astute investor.

    Higgins is an author and historian who is working on a complete history of the US financial system and recently published an article in Financial History magazine about Hetty Green and why he says she was the best investor in US history.

  • February 8, 2021
    Digital Museum Exhibit To Highlight Nasdaq's 50th Anniversary

    Nasdaq is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its launch with a new digital exhibit created in partnership with New York's Museum of American Finance. The exhibit will highlight the stories and artifacts from the company, which debuted on this date in 1971 as the first fully electronic quotation system. It will also trace the evolution of financial technology, data and trading systems, along with the key historic moments where Nasdaq's impact resonated in the global capital markets.

  • October 5, 2020
    "Joel Greenblatt: Common-Sense Solutions to Building an Economy that Works for All"

    Author Joel Greenblatt shares his thoughts with Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D., dean of the Fordham Gabelli School, and David Cowen, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Museum of American Finance, at a program on September 29, 2020.

  • June 4, 2020
    "Monetary Stimulus & Growth: A Perspective"

    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

    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
    "Seen & Heard: Exhibit on the History of the City’s Water"

    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.

  • March 6, 2020
    Dirty Water

    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.

    Read full blog post here.

  • January 28, 2020
    Hamilton v. Jefferson: The Central Bank Debate

    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.

  • November 29, 2019
    Stock Market Menagerie: Bulls vs. Bears, Unicorns & the Animals of Wall Street

    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?

  • November 25, 2019
    "Trust" in Money for Economic and Social Stability

    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.

  • October 24, 2019
    What Caused the Stock Market Crash of 1929—And What We Still Get Wrong About It

    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.

  • October 16, 2019
    Private Dollars With the Potential to Drive Public Good

    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.

  • October 7, 2019
    Moody's President & CEO Ray McDaniel Addresses Corporate Sustainability at Museum of American Finance Lecture Series

    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. 

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