MoAF in the News

  • 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. 

  • August 14, 2019
    MoAF President David Cowen Speaks on the History of US Finance on Nasdaq Trade Talks

    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.

  • March 8, 2019
    These Women Have Been Breaking Barriers in Business for 150 Years

    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.

  • February 8, 2019
    This Week in New York City Funding News

    New York Business Journal's coverage of the 2019 Museum of American Finance Gala.

  • February 6, 2019
    Larry Fink Talks Super Bowl, Janet Yellen at Finance Museum Fete

    Bloomberg's coverage of the Museum's 2019 honoring Laurence Fink and Dr. Janet Yellen.

  • November 19, 2018
    Could Smart Contracts Sideline Banks?

    Read American Banker's coverage of the Museum's recent "Democratizing Finance" event.

  • August 21, 2018
    Living with the Lowest Interest Rates in History

    Dr. Richard Sylla, the Museum's chairman, discusses the historically low interest rates in this Bloomberg "Masters in Business" podcast.

  • May 4, 2018
    Expert Talks Culture of 'Bread Breaking' at Berkshire Hathaway

    Coverage of the Museum's event with Warren Buffett's author of choice, Lawrence Cunningham.

  • March 5, 2018
    Bitcoin Billionaires Winklevoss: Ethereum Like ‘Oil’ and Litecoin a ‘Test Network’

    Speaking at an event hosted by the Museum of American Finance in New York on February 27, 2018, bitcoin billionaire Tyler Winklevoss along with his twin brother, Cameron, said that he supports the long-standing and popular argument in the industry that the leading cryptocurrency is a form of digital gold. Bitcoin and gold are both limited in nature, but bitcoin is better as it is more portable and secure.

  • March 1, 2018
    Believing in Blockchain and Bitcoin

    Fordham University's coverage of "The Blockchain and the Future of Everything."

  • February 28, 2018
    Tyler Winklevoss: Bitcoin Is Gold, Ether Is Oil, Litecoin Is a Testnet

    Coverage of the Museum's February 27 program, "The Blockchain and the Future of Everything," sponsored by ING (program sponsor) and Investopedia (media sponsor), and presented in partnership with the Fordham University Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis.

  • February 7, 2018
    Ken Griffin Says Dow Drop 'Modest' as Geithner Looks Back on '08

    Bloomberg's Amanda Gordon reports on the Museum's 2018 Gala honoring Ken Griffin and Timothy Geithner.

  • December 20, 2017
    Tourist in Your Own Town: Museum of American Finance

    Visit this unique museum that chronicles the development and achievements of America's financial system. The Museum of American Finance is housed within a landmarked 1929 building designed by Benjamin Wistar Morris that was once the Bank of New York & Trust Company. The Museum features displays on the financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton, as well as rotating exhibits. There is a regular series of lectures and tours.

  • November 19, 2017
    Best Museums Worth Traveling For 2018

    Why Museum of American Finance is a Top Museum: The museum's permanent collection includes stocks, bonds, currency, checks, prints, engravings, photographs, and more that tell the history of finance in America. Permanent exhibits on financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton are complemented by traveling exhibits, group classes on financial topics, walking tours of NYC's financial landmarks, and lectures by experts in the field.

  • October 24, 2017
    Decades Before They Had the Vote, Women Launched Their Own Stock Exchange

    When women couldn’t participate in finance, many wielded influence from the sidelines. Abigail Adams had the foresight in her time to see the advantages in trading bonds over farmland and persuaded her husband, John, to do so, according to letters between the two displayed at the Museum of American Finance in New York.

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