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February - March 2020 Events Calendar

Evening Lecture Series

Howard W. Buffett and Matthew Bishop on "Social Value Investing"
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

In Social Value Investing, Howard W. Buffett and William Eimicke present a new way to approach some of society’s most difficult and intractable challenges. Although many of the world’s problems may seem too complex to solve—inequality, climate change, affordable housing, corruption, healthcare, food insecurity—solutions to these challenges do exist, and will be found through new partnerships bringing together leaders from the public, private and philanthropic sectors.

This event will be held at The University Club*, One West 54th Street. Conversation followed by reception. General admission $25; MoAF members and press FREE. Register today.

*Please note the dress code for The University Club.

Walking Tour

Walking Tour: George Washington's New York
Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Join us on President's Day weekend for a 90-minute walking tour of the Financial District, with an emphasis on George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and 18th century financial history.

Tour meets outside 48 Wall Street (at Bank of New York sign). $15 per person; MoAF members receive free admission to one walking tour per year. Register today.

Annual MoAF Gala

Museum of American Finance 2020 Gala Honoring Dan Schulman, James P. Gorman and Peter A. Cohen
Monday, February 24, 2020 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

The Museum will honor the achievements of three financial leaders at its 2020 Gala. The Schwab Financial Innovation Award will be presented to Dan Schulman, President & CEO of PayPal. The Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership will recognize the significant contributions of James P. Gorman, Chairman & CEO of Morgan Stanley. The Lifetime Achievement Award will honor the achievements of Peter A. Cohen, Chairman & CEO of Andover National Corporation.

For additional information or to download the invitation materials, please visit

Evening Lecture Series

Gregory Zuckerman on "The Unlikely Story of How Jim Simons Solved the Market"
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Jim Simons is the greatest money maker in modern financial history. No other investor can touch his record. Drawing on unprecedented access to Simons, veteran Wall Street Journal investigative reporter Gregory Zuckerman tells the gripping story of how a world-class mathematician and former code breaker mastered the market.

This event will be held at Fordham University, 140 West 62nd Street, McNally Amphitheatre, NYC. Talk followed by reception. General admission $25; MoAF members and press FREE. Register today.

Exhibit Opening

Exhibit Opening of "Ebb & Flow" with Live Recording of "Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen"
Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Please join the Museum of American Finance and the NYC Department of Records and Information Services for the opening of our new exhibit, "Ebb & Flow: Tapping into the History of New York City's Water," which explores the history of bringing clean water to the city while highlighting the story of the Manhattan Company.

In honor of this new exhibit, we are hosting a live recording of Person Place Thing with Emmy Award winner Randy Cohen. Join us for a special evening of entertaining storytelling all about New York City and water, featuring the commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Vincent Sapienza.

This free event will be held at 31 Chambers Street, NYC. Register online, or RSVP to by February 26. Refreshments will be served.

Evening Lecture Series

Mervyn King and Rana Foroohar on "Radical Uncertainty: Decision-Making Beyond the Numbers"
Monday, March 16, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening with Lord Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England, as he discusses his latest book, Radical Uncertainty, with FT columnist and CNN Global Economic Analyst Rana Foroohar.

This event will be held at Fordham University, 140 West 62nd Street, McNally Amphitheatre, NYC. Talk followed by reception. General admission $25; MoAF members and press FREE. Register today.

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