Money Matters, Online: Origins of the Capital Markets

Date and Time
Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 12 - 1:30 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.


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Event Details

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Join David Cowen, president and CEO of the Museum of American Finance, as he explains the origins of the American capital markets. Using original documents from the Museum's vast collection, he showcases the plan that Alexander Hamilton created to build the US financial system. Those who work today in finance take it for granted that our robust markets exist - but how did they actually commence? Given the immense popularity of the musical ""Hamilton,"" tune in to this lecture to learn the backstory of Hamilton's role in creating the capital markets.

This program is part of the  Investing A to Z Series
Made possible by the support of the Museum of American Finance.

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About the Presenter: David Cowen

David Cowen has been president of the Museum of American Finance since 2009. He holds a BA from Columbia College, an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and an MA and Ph.D. in American history from NYU. He has written extensively on US financial history and is the co-author of Alexander Hamilton on Finance, Credit, and Debt and Financial Founding Fathers: The Men Who Made America Rich. He is a founding Co-Chair of the International Federation of Finance Museums (IFFM) and has served on the Smithsonian Affiliates Advisory Council and the Federal Reserve Board’s Centennial Advisory Council.

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