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February 8, 2018

MoAF Gala Highlights

2018 Gala Honoring Ken Griffin and Timothy Geithner
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

The Museum honored the achievements of financial leaders in both the public and private sectors with two important awards at its annual Gala on February 6. The Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership recognized the significant contributions of Timothy Geithner, former US Treasury Secretary and president of Warburg Pincus. The Charles Schwab Financial Innovation Award, which recognizes individuals who have introduced new markets or new financial instruments to our financial system, was presented to Ken Griffin, founder and CEO of Citadel and founder of Citadel Securities.

The Museum is grateful for the support of the 2018 Gala Sponsors. Photo highlights from the event are available here.

New Video Available

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.

Evening Lecture Series

"The Blockchain and the Future of Everything" Fireside Chat and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM

The Museum of American Finance and the Fordham University Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis co-host this program, which provides a balanced perspective on the potential and pitfalls of blockchain technology and the future of crypto investment. The program begins with a fireside chat with Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin and Michael Casey of MIT Digital Currency Labs. A panel follows addressing the broad applications of blockchain technology and its transformative potential. Participants include Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss (Gemini), Joshua Brown (Ritholtz Wealth Management) and Paul Vigna (The Wall Street Journal). This event is supported by ING (program sponsor) and Investopedia (media sponsor).

Watch the program videos here. To view our events as soon as they become available, subscribe to our YouTube channel today!

Lunch and Learn Series

George Robb on "Ladies of the Ticker"
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Long overlooked in histories of finance, women played an essential role in areas such as banking and the stock market during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Yet their presence sparked ongoing controversy. Join us for a presentation by Professor George Robb on his pioneering new book, Ladies of the Ticker: Women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression, as he sheds a light on the financial methods, accomplishments and careers of three generations of women.

Please note new date! Talk followed by Q&A and book signing. General admission $5; members and students free. This event will be held at 48 Wall Street, 5th Floor. Register today.

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