From the Great Crash to Madoff, the MoAF Has It

October 3, 2011

By Mary Kathleen Flynn, The Deal Pipeline

"Finance, right now, in this country is under assault, and yet finance is one of the cornerstones that has made this nation great," says David Cowen, the president and CEO of the Museum of American Finance. Housed at 48 Wall St., just a stone's throw from the New York Stock Exchange and The Deal Pipeline's headquarters, in the 1927 landmark building that was previously home to the Bank of New York, MoAF is dedicated to finance, entrepreneurship and the open-market system. In The Deal Pipeline's special video tour, Cowen, whose words proved prescient when we spoke with him before the Occupy Wall Street protest began, shares some of the lessons history has to offer dealmakers today, with a close look at current exhibits, including those featuring financial market fluctuations, such as the Great Crash of 1929, and financial scandals from William Duer in 1792 to Bernard Madoff in 2009.


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