SPACs: The New IPO?

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
5:00 PM to 6:15 PM

In this program, industry leaders involved in different aspects of taking companies public discuss the role of SPACs as an increasingly popular alternative to the more traditional IPO. Watch event video.

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Event Video Archive

  • Hamilton Scholars Roundtable
    Tuesday, January 11, 2022

    Celebrate Alexander Hamilton’s birthday with a panel discussion featuring Hamilton experts Richard Brookhiser, Doug Hamilton, Stephen F. Knott, Michael E. Newton, Robert E. Wright and others.

  • Robin Wigglesworth on "Trillions: How a Band of Wall Street Renegades Invented the Index Fund and Changed Finance Forever"
    Wednesday, December 15, 2021

    Join us for a lunchtime program with Robin Wigglesworth, the Financial Times's global finance correspondent and author of Trillions, as he discusses the incredible true story of the iconoclastic geeks who defied conventional wisdom and endured Wall Street's scorn to launch the index fund revolution, democratizing investing and saving hundreds of billions of dollars in fees.

  • Campbell Harvey on "DeFi and the Future of Finance"
    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    Join us for a lunchtime program with Duke Professor Campbell Harvey on his new book on Decentralized Finance.

  • Leo Melamed, in Conversation with Bob Pisani
    Wednesday, November 17, 2021

    As the founder of financial futures and initiator of Globex, the world’s first global electronic trading system, Leo Melamed revolutionized the finance industry. Join us for a conversation with this commodities pioneer, moderated by CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent Bob Pisani.

  • Michael Mauboussin on "Expectations Investing: Reading Stock Prices for Better Returns"
    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    Join us for a lunchtime program with Michael Mauboussin, head of Consilient Research at Counterpoint Global, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, and author of Expectations Investing.

  • Ted Seides on "Capital Allocators: How the World's Elite Money Managers Lead and Invest"
    Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    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,

  • Fireside Chat with Bob O'Shea, in Conversation with Michael Gatto
    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    Join us for a lunchtime program with Bob O'Shea, co-founder and chairman of Silver Point Capital, a private investment firm focused on credit and special situation investing throughout credit cycles. Michael Gatto, an adjunct professor at Fordham, will interview Mr. O’Shea about his meteoric rise on Wall Street, his views of the current credit markets and his advice on how to build a successful career in credit.

  • The Cryptocurrencies Market: Where Is It Headed?
    Thursday, September 30, 2021

    In this program, leaders in the cryptocurrencies market discuss the current state and the future of cryptocurrencies as a major factor in financial markets. Watch event video.

  • The Investment Stewardship Series: An ESG and Value Investing Conversation
    Monday, September 27, 2021

    Join us for an evening panel discussion with Gunjan Banati, chief risk officer and managing director at Royce Investment Partners, and Dianne McKeever, chief investment officer and co-founder of Ides Capital Management LP, as they discuss ESG and sustainability factors as material opportunities and risk factors for value investors.

  • Thomas Peterffy, in Conversation with Bob Pisani
    Tuesday, September 14, 2021

    In this program, Thomas Peterffy, chairman and founder of global electronic brokerage firm Interactive Brokers Group, is interviewed by CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent Bob Pisani. Watch event video.

  • Neale Godfrey on "Be Money Smart in Tough Times: For Parents and Grandparents"
    Tuesday, August 3, 2021

    This program, presented in partnership with the New York Public Library, is based on renowned author Neale Godfrey's latest book and intended to provide parents and grandparents with tools to help their families thrive financially during these unprecedented times.

  • Investing A to Z: Financial Education Series for Adults
    Wednesday, July 28, 2021

    Join the Museum, in partnership with the New York Public Library’s Thomas Yoseloff Business Center, for a nine-part series on investing. Designed to lead you through basic investment concepts, the series aims to provide participants with a greater understanding of what professional investors look for when reviewing stocks, bonds, mutual funds and options. Learn about interest rates and economic indicators and how they impact markets. Speakers include investment specialists from FINRA, the SEC, distinguished professors from Fordham University and New York University, as well as Wall Street investment professionals. 

  • Zachary Karabell on "Inside Money: Brown Brothers Harriman and the American Way of Power"
    Wednesday, July 14, 2021

    Join us for a lunchtime event with acclaimed historian, commentator and former financial executive Zachary Karabell, as he offers the first full and frank look inside Brown Brothers Harriman against the backdrop of American history. Watch event video.

  • Talk and Discussion: "Lower Forever or Set for a Regime Break? Lessons from Real Interest Rates Since the 14th Century"
    Thursday, June 3, 2021

    Paul Schmelzing speaks about his groundbreaking new research on historical interest rates, and what they could mean for today's economy, followed by a conversation with award-winning author and financial journalist James Grant and renowned economic historian Dr. Richard Sylla. Watch event video.

  • Dr. Henry Kaufman on "The Day the Markets Roared"
    Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    Join us for a lunchtime program with legendary economist Dr. Henry Kaufman, as he discusses his latest book, The Day the Markets Roared: How a 1982 Forecast Sparked a Global Bull Market. Watch event video.

  • A Conversation with Peter Cohen and Bob Pisani
    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    In this program, Wall Street legend Peter Cohen is interviewed by CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent Bob Pisani. From leading a storied Wall Street firm during the historic buyout war over RJR Nabisco, which was documented in the book and movie Barbarians at the Gate, to having a ring-side seat to a dozen crises, panics and crashes, Peter brings perspective and insight to today’s markets. Watch event video.

  • Hidden In Plain Sight: How to Save Active Investment Management (Part 3) - The Solutions
    Thursday, April 22, 2021

    How can women increase their assets under management? Ellen Carr, co-author of Undiversified: The Big Gender Short in Investment Management and principal at a majority-women-owned investment management firm, will moderate a panel of allocators and firm founders to discuss how allocators are identifying female-led firms for clients seeking to engage emerging managers (EM). Wincrest Founder Barbara Ann Bernard will offer solutions to overcoming structural barriers to EM firms.

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

    In his forthcoming book, Lincolnomics: How President Lincoln Constructed the Great American Economy, author John Wasik puts the 16th President in a powerful new light: He was our foremost architect of economic development, equal treatment and physical and intellectual improvements, from transportation to medical research.

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  • Hidden In Plain Sight: How to Save Active Investment Management (Part 2) - The Stories
    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    How have women succeeded in investment management? Katrina Dudley, co-author of Undiversified: The Big Gender Short in Investment Management, will moderate a panel of successful female portfolio managers to highlight some of the brightest stars of the “constellation” of women investors profiled in the book.

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2022 MoAF Gala Honoring Steven T. Mnuchin, Leo Melamed and Thomas Peterffy

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Monday, March 7, 2022
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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