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March 28, 2024

2024 MoAF Gala Video Now Available

2024 Gala Honoring Richard H. Clarida, Howard Marks, Charles M. Royce and Tina Byles Williams
Thursday, March 7, 2024 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Museum honored the achievements of four financial leaders with awards at its 2024 Gala on March 7. CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent Bob Pisani and “WealthTrack” Executive Producer and Managing Editor Consuelo Mack served as masters of ceremony.

Richard H. Clarida, PIMCO's global economic advisor and former vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System, received the Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership. Charles M. Royce, founder, chairman and portfolio manager of Royce Investment Partners, received the 2024 Financial Innovation Award. The Museum of American Finance Lifetime Achievement Award honored the career of Howard Marks, co-chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management. A Special Recognition honor was presented to Tina Byles Williams, the CEO, CIO and founder of Xponance, a $14 billion multiple strategy investment company.

View the program, video, photos and more from our 2024 Gala here.

MoAF/Fordham Financial Issues Forum (Virtual)

Daniel Schulman on "The Money Kings"
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Join us for a virtual event with New York Times best-selling author Daniel Schulman on The Money Kings: The Epic Story of the Jewish Immigrants Who Transformed Wall Street and Shaped Modern America. Schulman unspools a sweeping narrative that traces the interconnected origin stories of several financial dynasties. He chronicles their paths to Wall Street dominance, as they navigated the deeply antisemitic upper class of the Gilded Age and the complexities of wars that tested their burgeoning empires and identities.

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

MoAF/Fordham Financial Issues Forum (In-Person)

Fareed Zakaria, in Conversation with Ian Bremmer, on "Age of Revolutions"
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us for an in-person program with Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN’s flagship international affairs show, Fareed Zakaria GPS, as he discusses his new book, Age of Revolutions, with Ian Bremmer, political scientist, author and president of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media. In this major work, Zakaria masterfully investigates the eras and movements that have shaken norms while shaping the modern world. Alongside paradigm-shifting historical events, he probes four current revolutions: globalization, technology, identity and geopolitics.

Program will be followed by reception. This event is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Register today.

Registration Now Open for Spring 2024 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

Mark J. Higgins on "Investing in US Financial History: Understanding the Past to Forecast the Future"
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Investors who neglect to study the past are forced to rely primarily on their life experience to make decisions. This often causes them to overlook powerful, cyclical forces that repeatedly reshape economies and markets. Mark Higgins, author of Investing in U.S. Financial History, discusses several of the most important lessons that help contextualize challenges that the United States currently faces.

Watch event video.

Video Now Available

Gregory Makoff on "Default: The Landmark Court Battle Over Argentina’s $100 Billion Debt Restructuring"
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Harvard fellow, US Treasury adviser and author Gregory Makoff discusses the riveting story of Argentina's sovereign debt drama. In Default, Makoff describes the intense fight over the role of the IMF in Argentina's 2005 debt restructuring and the ensuing decade of bitter litigation with holdout creditors. This cautionary tale lays bare the institutional, political and legal pressures that come into play when a country cannot repay its debts.

Watch event video.

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