Learn about the fascinating life of Colonel James Swan, the man who single-handedly bailed out the US debt to France following the American Revolution in this well-illustrated presentation by historian Damien Cregeau.
Kim Phillips-Fein on "Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics"
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Pulitzer Prize finalist Kim Phillips-Fein speaks on her timely and riveting new book on New York City's financial crisis of 1975.
Howard Marks on "Mastering the Market Cycle"
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
One of the most successful Wall Street investors of all time provides practical insight and keen analysis on how to understand, track and react to the ups and downs of the stock market. Watch the video of this program.
Join us for a lunchtime program with professor and author Roy Germano. Please note: This program will be held on the 5th Floor of 48 Wall Street.
Join us on the anniversary of Alexander Hamilton's death for a program with historian and author William Hogeland, a contributor to the new book, Historians on Hamilton.
Lawrence Cunningham on "The Warren Buffett Shareholder"
Monday, April 23, 2018
The Museum of American Finance and the Fordham University Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis host an evening with Warren Buffett's writer and editor of choice, Lawrence Cunningham, on his new book about what makes Buffett's shareholders tick and what happens at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.
George Robb on "Ladies of the Ticker"
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Long overlooked in histories of finance, women played an essential role in areas such as banking and the stock market during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Yet their presence sparked ongoing controversy. Hetty Green's golden touch brought her millions, but she outraged critics with her rejection of domesticity. Progressives like Victoria Woodhull, meanwhile, saw financial acumen as more important for women than the vote. Author and professor George Robb sheds a light on the financial methods, accomplishments and careers of three generations of women.
"The Blockchain and the Future of Everything" Fireside Chat and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The Museum and the Fordham University Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis host a balanced perspective on the potential and pitfalls of blockchain technology and the future of crypto investment. The program begins with a fireside chat with Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin and Michael Casey of MIT Digital Currency Labs and Chair of the CoinDesk Advisory Board. A panel follows addressing the broad applications of blockchain technology and its transformative potential, and exploring cases and existing projects that utilize decentralized economic models. Participants include Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss (Gemini), Joshua Brown (Ritholtz Wealth Management) and Paul Vigna (The Wall Street Journal).
Award-winning author and investigative reporter Diana Henriques discusses her new book about the Crash of 1987.
2018 Gala Honoring Ken Griffin and Timothy Geithner
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The Museum honored Timothy Geithner and Ken Griffin at its 2018 Gala on February 6 at Cipriani Wall Street.
Andrew Lo on "Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought"
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Award-winning MIT professor and author Andrew Lo discusses his latest book, Adaptive Markets, in this program presented in partnership with the Fordham University Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis and Bloomberg for Education.
Dr. Richard Sylla on "Hamilton on Fiscal Responsibility"
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Noted Alexander Hamilton scholar and chairman of the Museum of American Finance, Dr. Richard Sylla, speaks about Hamilton's stance on fiscal responsibility on the anniversary of Hamilton's birth.
Ken Winans on "What They Don’t Teach at Harvard: History as an Investment Tool"
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Author Ken Winans speaks about his book, Investment Atlas II, and time-tested tools to improve investment performance and reduce losses in future bull and bear markets.
Sidney Rocke on "Mutilated Currency: Redeeming Cash and Fighting Scams"
Friday, November 10, 2017
Sidney Rocke, the Chief Counsel for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), discusses how the government handles mutilated US currency that has been burned, buried or attacked by animals.
John Herzog on "A Billion to One"
Friday, October 20, 2017
The Museum's Founder and Chairman Emeritus, John Herzog, discusses his new book about the legendary Wall Street firm his family founded.
John Wasik on "Lightning Strikes: Nikola Tesla, New York Finance and the History of Everything"
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Author John Wasik will speak about his book and how Tesla's relationships with Thomas Edison, J.P. Morgan, Wall Street and emerging technology in the early 20th Century shaped our modern era.
Mihir Desai on "The Wisdom of Finance"
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Award-winning Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai discusses his new book, based on his now-famous "last lecture" to the graduating Harvard MBA class.
Joel Tillinghast on "Big Money Thinks Small"
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Veteran Fidelity fund manager Joel Tillinghast his new book about biases, blind spots and smarter investing.
Robert Wright on "Hamilton's Blessed Debt"
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Alexander Hamilton argued that the debt the new federal government inherited from the American Revolution would be a blessing, so long as the total owed to creditors did not become "excessive." Financial historian Robert Wright will explain Hamilton's conception of excessive debt and show that the national debt, as reformed and revitalized by Hamilton, indeed served to cement the young nation together and to spur economic growth, precisely as Hamilton predicted.
Robert Johnson and Alexander Heffner on "The Dual Pillars of American Finance and Democracy"
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Robert Johnson of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and PBS host Alexander Heffner explore the historical, present and future relationship between democratic values and economic prosperity.