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October 7, 2021

Registration Now Open for Fall 2021 MFA

MFA Registration Information

The Museum Finance Academy (MFA) is a FREE five session personal finance certificate course for 11th and 12th graders with the goal of teaching students to aspire to financial independence through developing an appreciation for savings, establishing financial goals and learning to avoid scams. In Spring 2024, this course will be conducted over Zoom on five consecutive Tuesdays: April 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, from 4:15–5:30pm (Eastern) or 4:45–6:00pm (Central).

This course requires NO prior knowledge of finance, business or economics. Top student(s) of the semester will be awarded a partial college scholarship. Register today.

Video Now Available

Thomas Peterffy, in Conversation with Bob Pisani
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

The video is now available for Thomas Peterffy, chairman and founder of global electronic brokerage firm Interactive Brokers Group, Inc., in conversation with CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent Bob Pisani.

Mr. Peterffy has been at the forefront of applying computer technology to automate trading and brokerage functions since 1965. Today, Interactive Brokers is the second largest publicly-traded electronic broker, providing direct access trade execution and clearing services to institutional and professional traders for a wide variety of electronically traded products including stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds, CFDs and funds on over 135 trading venues and 27 currencies around the world.

Watch video.

MoAF/Fordham Webinar Series

Fireside Chat with Bob O'Shea, in Conversation with Michael Gatto
Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Bob O’Shea was a scrappy kid from New Jersey. His grandmother worked as a maid at the Waldorf Astoria in midtown Manhattan, his father was a New York City cop and he was accepted to Fordham University on a track and field scholarship. O’Shea’s success on Wall Street is the epitome of the American dream. He was offered partnership at Goldman Sachs at age 29, making him the second-youngest partner in the firm’s history. Then, as a second act, he co-founded Silver Point Capital, a credit and special situations hedge fund, in 2002. He subsequently grew the firm from $120 million in assets under management to $15 billion. 

Michael Gatto, an adjunct professor at Fordham, will interview O’Shea about his meteoric rise on Wall Street. Topics will include his career and keys to his success, his views of the current credit markets and his advice for students and young professionals on how to build successful careers in credit.

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

Ted Seides on "Capital Allocators: How the World's Elite Money Managers Lead and Invest"
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

The chief endowment officers at foundations, family offices, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds are the leaders in the world of finance. They marshal trillions of dollars on behalf of their institutions and influence how capital flows throughout the world. But these elite investors live outside of the public eye. Across the entire investment industry, few participants understand how these holders of the keys to the kingdom allocate their time and their capital. What’s more, there is no formal training for how to do their work. So, how do these influential leaders practice their craft? How do they make investment decisions on everything from hiring managers to portfolio construction?

Join us for an afternoon webinar with author Ted Seides as he discusses his new book, Capital Allocators, with Jonathan Brolin, founder and managing partner of Edenbrook Capital LLC, on this opaque corner of the investment landscape.

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

Walking Tour (In-Person)

Annual Great Crashes Walking Tour
Saturday, October 30, 2021 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Relive the Great Crash of 1929 on the Museum's annual crash-themed walking tour of Lower Manhattan. This unique walking tour, now in its 34th year, is the only regularly-scheduled event that commemorates the Great Crash of 1929, the Panic of 1907 and the 1987 stock market collapse. It also delves into the political, financial, real estate and architectural history of Wall Street and New York City.

Tour meets outside the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House (One Bowling Green, NYC). $15 per person; MoAF members receive free admission to one walking tour per year. Register today.

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