November 30, 2021 | Press Releases
On December 7, the Museum will present “SPACs: The New IPO?,” a timely virtual panel discussion with industry leaders involved in different aspects of taking companies public. Participants will discuss the role of SPACs as an increasingly popular alternative to the more traditional IPO.Read More
The Board of Trustees and staff of the Museum of American Finance mourn the sudden passing of Trustee Verne Sedlacek
On September 30, the Museum of American Finance will present “The Cryptocurrencies Market: Where Is It Headed?,” a timely discussion with leaders in the cryptocurrencies market to discuss the current state and the future of cryptocurrencies as a major factor in financial markets.
In commemoration of its 50th anniversary, Nasdaq today launched a digital exhibit, in partnership with the Museum of American Finance (MoAF), showcasing artifacts and stories representing the history of the company, the evolution of financial technology, data and trading systems, and landmark events that highlight Nasdaq’s impact on the global capital markets ecosystem.
Nasdaq is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its launch with a new digital exhibit created in partnership with New York's Museum of American Finance. The exhibit will highlight the stories and artifacts from the company, which debuted on this date in 1971 as the first fully electronic quotation system. It will also trace the evolution of financial technology, data and trading systems, along with the key historic moments where Nasdaq's impact resonated in the global capital markets.
The Museum of American Finance will honor the achievements of two financial leaders in the public and private sectors at its annual Gala on February 22, 2021. This year’s Gala will be held virtually with CNBC On-Air Stocks Editor Bob Pisani and “WealthTrack” Executive Producer and Managing Editor Consuelo Mack serving as the masters of ceremony.
Author Joel Greenblatt shares his thoughts with Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D., dean of the Fordham Gabelli School, and David Cowen, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Museum of American Finance, at a program on September 29, 2020.
The impact of past pandemics on the US economy and markets has important lessons for today, as does the record growth in both monetary and fiscal stimulus. MoAF Trustee Consuelo Mack interviews MoAF Chairman Dr. Richard Sylla on this timely episode of WealthTrack.
On May 8, the Museum posted the first video in its new “Out of the Vault” video series, which is now available on its YouTube channel and across its social media platforms. These short videos explore objects and documents from the Museum’s collection that were featured in the “Out of the Vault” exhibit. David Cowen, the Museum's president and CEO, narrates the series from his home during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Two compelling stories unfolded at the Fordham University McNally Amphitheater on Wednesday evening, March 4. One was how Jim Simons and his colleagues at the firm Renaissance Technologies became “the greatest money makers in the history of modern finance.” The other: the experiences of Wall Street author Greg Zuckerman during the writing of his bestseller, The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution (Portfolio/Penguin, 2019). During the event, sponsored by the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis in partnership with the Museum of American Finance, Zuckerman explained his reasons for writing the book.
The Museum of American Finance and the New York City Department of Records and Information Services are hosting an exhibit, “Ebb & Flow: Tapping into the History of New York City’s Water,” at the Municipal Archives at 31 Chambers through September 1.
On March 5, the Museum of American Finance and the New York City Department of Records and Information Services opened a new exhibit, “Ebb & Flow: Tapping into the History of New York City’s Water.” Please note: This exhibit is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the virtual exhibit is available at www.archives.nyc/ebb-flow.
The Museum of American Finance has partnered with Scripophily.com, an historical document dealer, to provide free stock certificates for participants on the Museum’s tours and educational programs, including its new classic car tours of Downtown New York in partnership with Nowaday.
The Museum of American Finance will honor the achievements of three financial leaders in the public and private sectors at its annual gala on February 24, 2020 at Cipriani Wall Street.
In 1791, two great minds clashed over an issue of constitutional and historical significance. Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson tried to make the case to President George Washington for and against having a national, central bank. Hamilton saw the central bank as the key to America’s economic future, whereas Jefferson worried about the consolidation of power and thought a central bank was unconstitutional. In this episode of POLICYbrief, two experts--David Cowen, President/CEO of the Museum of American Finance, and Thomas J. DiLorenzo, Professor of Economics at Loyola University--explain and analyze this 200-year-old debate that still has relevance today.
The Museum of American Finance trustees and staff mourn the loss of our Advisory Council member, former Whitehead Award honoree and good friend, Paul Volcker.
Someone turning on the financial news for the very first time might get the impression that Wall Street isn’t a market but rather an animal parade: bulls and bears, hawks and doves, dead cats and doomed sheep, and so on. Stock market animal references reach back to the early days of Wall Street. But what exactly does all the animal-based market slang mean?
Trust in money is implicit, but when money is manipulated, trust is lost, leading to economic and social instability and human suffering. Such is the basis of an award-winning PBS documentary, “In Money We Trust?,” which was screened at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business Lincoln Center campus in a program presented in partnership with the Museum of American Finance on November 11.
The paperback edition of Alexander Hamilton on Finance, Credit, and Debt, co-authored by MoAF Chairman Richard Sylla and MoAF President/CEO David Cowen, is now available as a paperback edition. Members, supporters and friends of the Museum will receive a 30% discount off the purchase price with promo code "CUP30" on the Columbia University Press website.