Museum of American Finance to Honor Richard H. Clarida, Howard Marks, Charles M. Royce and Tina Byles Williams at 2024 Gala

February 29, 2024

Museum of American Finance to Honor Richard H. Clarida, Howard Marks, Charles M. Royce and Tina Byles Williams at 2024 Gala

New York, NY – The Museum of American Finance, the nation's only independent museum dedicated to finance and financial history, will honor the achievements of four financial leaders at its annual Gala on March 7, 2024. This year’s Gala will be held at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in midtown Manhattan, with CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent Bob Pisani and “WealthTrack” Executive Producer and Managing Editor Consuelo Mack serving as the masters of ceremony.

Richard Clarida—PIMCO's global economic advisor and former vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System—will receive the Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership. Dr. Clarida has demonstrated the highest order of achievement through impactful government service and insightful economic leadership.

The Museum will honor Charles M. Royce—founder, chairman and portfolio manager of Royce Investment Partners—with its Financial Innovation Award. Mr. Royce is a pioneer in small-cap stocks and a recognized leader in small-cap value investing. This award recognizes individuals who have transformed the financial services industry and demonstrated outstanding achievement.

The Museum of American Finance 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award will honor Howard Marks, co-chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, for his outstanding career. Mr. Marks is a pioneer and visionary leveraged finance investor whose writings are legendary and widely acclaimed by the investment world. His investing career is in its 55th year and still going.

The Museum will also pay tribute to Tina Byles Williams—chief executive officer, chief investment officer and founder of Xponance—with a Special Recognition honor. Ms. Byles Williams is a trailblazing advocate for diversity and inclusion in the investment management industry and a driving force in providing financial literacy programs to youth in underserved communities.

Proceeds from the 2024 Gala help support all aspects of the Museum’s mission to promote financial education by preserving, exhibiting and teaching about American finance and financial history.

Museum of American Finance 2024 Gala sponsors include (as of 2/27/24):
Presenting: Howard & Nancy Marks Foundation

Platinum: Citadel, Citadel Securities, Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, Oaktree Capital Management

Gold: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Royce Investment Partners

Silver: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Citi, Cohen Family Foundation, Martha Clark Goss, John E. Herzog, Caroline and Ed Hyman, ING, JPMorgan Chase, Karsh Family Foundation, Glenn Kaufman, Oliver Wyman, Thomas Peterffy, PIMCO, Protiviti, Karen Seitz, Shenkman Capital, Strategas, Richard Sylla, Timber Ridge Fund, VanEck Funds, Virtu Financial, Wells Fargo

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About the Museum of American Finance
As a socially relevant organization, the Museum of American Finance seeks to improve understanding of the influence of financial institutions and capital markets on the US and global economies, and on individuals’ lives. The nation’s only independent museum dedicated to finance and financial history educates the public through exhibits, financial literacy programs and public events. The Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, seeks to empower individuals of all backgrounds to strive toward financial independence, while encouraging curiosity and discovery. For more information, visit or connect with the Museum on social media @FinanceMuseum.