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January 4, 2018

New Video Available

John Herzog on "A Billion to One"
Friday, October 20, 2017 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Video Playlist: 
Part 1: Experiencing the Crash of '87
Part 2: Partnering with the Nasdaq

The Museum's founder discusses his new book about the legendary Wall Street firm his family founded.

In 1959, John joined Herzog, Heine, Geduld, Inc., which his father founded in 1926. With Irwin and Buzzy Geduld, John spearheaded its expansion into the third-largest Nasdaq market maker in the country. After the sale of the firm to Merrill Lynch in 2000, he devoted himself to R.M. Smythe & Co., the family auction firm dealing in antique stocks and bonds, bank notes, coins and autographs. After the stock market crash of 1987, John founded the Museum of American Finance to enhance public understanding of the capital markets.

Walking Tour

Walking Tour: Alexander Hamilton's New York
Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us on the anniversary of Alexander Hamilton's birth for a 90-minute walking tour of FiDi (the Financial District), with an emphasis on Hamilton's contributions to financial history.

$15 includes Museum admission. Please note earlier start time than other walking tours. Register today.

Lunch and Learn Series

Dr. Richard Sylla on "Hamilton on Fiscal Responsibility"
Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Richard Sylla, chairman of the Museum of American Finance, will speak about Alexander Hamilton's stance on fiscal responsibility on the anniversary of Hamilton's birth. Dr. Sylla is a leading Hamilton scholar and the author of Alexander Hamilton: The Illustrated Biography (2016), as well as several other books. This program is presented in partnership with the Alexander Hamilton Awareness (AHA) Society.

Talk followed by Q&A and book signing. This event is FREE and open to the public. Please note earlier start time than other events in this series.



Evening Lecture Series

Andrew Lo on "Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought"
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Award-winning financial expert and MIT professor Andrew W. Lo discussed his ground-breaking new book, Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought, at our recent evening lecture, presented in partnership with the Fordham University Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis. Professor Lo addressed the basic questions facing both economists and investors: Are financial markets rational and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe?

This program was live streamed in partnership with Bloomberg for Education and is available on the Museum's YouTube channel.

Walking Tour

Walking Tour: Panics and Crashes
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Join us for a 90-minute walking tour of FiDi (the Financial District) focusing on the history of financial panics and crashes.

Tour meets at 48 Wall Street. $15 per person includes admission to the Lunch and Learn with Diana Henriques. Register today.

Lunch and Learn Series

Diana Henriques on "A First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History"
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

For decades, “Black Monday” has meant October 19, 1987. Despite the many difficult days since then—the 1998 currency panic, the 2001 terrorist attacks, the 2008 crisis—Black Monday still stands as the worst day in American stock market history. But Wall Street has been quick to forget the urgent lessons revealed by the road to Black Monday—lessons even more relevant in the global computerized markets of today. In A First-Class Catastrophe, award-winning journalist Diana Henriques brings those harrowing days to life and excavates their overlooked but still relevant warnings for future generations.

Watch the program videos here.

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