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October 5, 2023

MoAF/Fordham Financial Issues Forum (In-Person)

Nobel Laureate Edmund Phelps on “My Journeys in Economic Theory”
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Join us for an evening with Nobel Laureate Edmund Phelps on his latest book, My Journeys in Economic Theory. Widely considered to be one of the most important economists of his generation, Phelps developed a new understanding of unemployment and inflation and went on to rethink the roots of innovation. His work represents a lifelong project to put “people as we know them” into economic theory.

This in-person event is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Register today.

MoAF/Fordham Financial Issues Forum (In-Person)

Rob Arnott, In Conversation with Consuelo Mack, on "Myths and Opportunities in Uncertain Markets"
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Financial thought leader and Research Affiliates’ Founder Rob Arnott identifies major market myths—on inflation, value investing and the supposedly passive nature of index funds—and the investment opportunities they are creating, in this wide-ranging discussion with Consuelo Mack, Executive Producer of public television’s Consuelo Mack WealthTrack.

Watch event video.

In-Person Benefit

Wine Tasting Fundraiser: "Liquid Assets: Wine as an Investment"
Thursday, October 26, 2023 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM

Join us for an in-person fundraising event, as we explore the wine market from an investment perspective. Our guests will experience three investment-grade wines introduced by leading wine consultant Dean Bernstein. Mr. Bernstein will discuss the performance of investment-grade wines and investment vehicles over the past 30 years and introduce other opportunities in the wine market.

Tickets for this exclusive event are $1,000 per person and availability is limited. 100% of the evening’s proceeds will support the Museum of American Finance’s programming and major initiatives. Purchase tickets today.

Press Release

MoAF to Display Collection Highlights at International Money Exposition in OctoberTuesday, September 26, 2023

The Museum has been invited to display some of the most important documents from its world-class collection at the International Money Exposition (IMEX) in Nashville, TN. IMEX is a global money show that is expected to attract more than 350 dealers and thousands of attendees from around the world.

Among the objects to be displayed are Alexander Hamilton’s 1790 “Report on the Public Credit”; President George Washington’s 1792 federal bond for $185.95 of assumed debt; the earliest known check in the public domain; a US Steel Corporation $100,000 bond issued to Andrew Carnegie in 1901; and a blank check signed by President John F. Kennedy and carried by his Secret Service when he was assassinated in Dallas.

IMEX will be held at the Music City Center in Nashville. It will be open to the public from 10am-6pm on Friday, October 27, and from 9am-5pm on Saturday, October 28.

Walking Tour

Annual Great Crashes Walking Tour
Saturday, October 28, 2023 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 35th 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. The rain date for this tour is November 4 at 1pm.

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