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February 11, 2021

New Digital Exhibit

Museum of American Finance and Heritage Werks Partner on Digital Exhibit to Commemorate Nasdaq's 50th AnniversaryMonday, February 8, 2021

The Museum recently partnered with Heritage Werks to provide historical consulting for Nasdaq's 50th anniversary exhibit. "Nasdaq 50: Frontier of the Future" showcases artifacts and stories representing the history of the company, the evolution of financial technology, data and trading systems, and landmark events that highlight Nasdaq’s impact on the global capital markets ecosystem.

This exhibit is available at

Annual MoAF Gala

2021 Gala Honoring Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. and Brian Moynihan
Monday, February 22, 2021 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

The Museum honored the achievements of Roger Ferguson, Brian Moynihan and Richard Sylla at its 2021 Gala on February 22. This year’s Gala was held virtually with CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent Bob Pisani and “WealthTrack” Executive Producer and Managing Editor Consuelo Mack serving as masters of ceremony. Other speakers included Marc Benioff, Jamie Dimon and Niall Ferguson, as well as co-hosts Peter Cohen and David Cowen.

The video of the 2021 Gala is now available here.

MoAF/Fordham Webinar Series

Kevin R. Mirabile on "Exotic Alternative Investments"
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Join us for a discussion with Kevin R. Mirabile, clinical associate professor of finance at Fordham University and author of Exotic Alternative Investments: Standalone Characteristics, Unique Risks and Portfolio Effects. The book provides a critical link to industry data and original research that supports the case for adding exotic alternative investments to traditional portfolios.

This program is FREE, but advance registration is required. Registered guests will receive the Zoom link prior to the program. Register today.

MoAF/Fordham Webinar Series

George Szpiro on "Risky Decisions: How Mathematical Paradoxes and Other Conundrums Have Shaped Economic Science"
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

At its core, economics is about making decisions. Great intellectual prowess has been exerted toward devising theories of optimal decision making in situations of constraint, risk and scarcity. In this talk, award-winning author George Szpiro will give examples of mathematical paradoxes and psychological conundrums that have led to advancements in economic science. He will challenge the audience with questions about how to make decisions and, thereby, show how people who believe themselves to be rational can be led astray.

This program is FREE, but advance registration is required. Registered guests will receive the Zoom link prior to the program. Register today.

MoAF/Fordham Webinar Series

John Wasik on "Lincolnomics: Why the 16th President's Vision for Economic Progress Still Rocks"
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

In this presentation, John Wasik, author of Lincolnomics: How President Lincoln Constructed the Great American Economy, shows a vastly under-studied side of Lincoln. As the only President to hold a patent, he was an innovator. During his brief time as a surveyor, he was an urban planner. Surprisingly, his longest and most comprehensive speeches were devoted to the culture of invention, “internal improvements” and research and development.

Watch event video on C-SPAN.


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