Financial History Issue 116 (Winter 2016) | Page 6

THE TICKER  MUSEUM NEWS Museum Founder Honored with IFFM Lifetime Achievement Award We kicked off 2016 with our annual gala on January 12, which was record-setting in many ways. More than 430 Museum supporters attended as we honored Chuck Schwab with our new Financial Innovation Award and Robert Rubin with the Whitehead Award (see article, page 6). This We are all looking forward to next year’s conference in Mexico City. Alexander Hamilton continues to enjoy a huge resurgence thanks to the incredibly successful Broadway musical. The creator of the show, Lin-Manuel Miranda, filmed part of a PBS documentary about the show at our Museum, which is scheduled to air this fall. Be on the lookout! This edition of Financial David J. Cowen  |  President and CEO History is likely our penultimate issue in print. As I have relayed in previous columns, year’s gala was special for another reason we will shortly be shifting to a fully digital as well, as our Board Chair Dick Sylla version. I encourage you to check out the and Advisory Board Chair Bill Donaldson full-color digital edition online at www. presented our founder, John Herzog, with, and to share it a Lifetime Achievement Award from the with your friends and colleagues. International Federation of Finance MuseAnd, finally, we are most grateful to our ums (IFFM). John received a standing programming sponsors, who enable us ovation for his pioneering work in the field to continue to offer top notch events. In of finance museums, which now exist in 2015 our members heard from Nobel laumore than 15 countries around the world. reates Robert Shiller and Joseph Stiglitz, When John founded our Museum several former Treasury Secretary Larry Sumdecades ago, it was the first of its kind. mers, NYSE President Tom Farley and The IFFM met in Beijing in October, prominent value investors Seth Klarman and our Vice Chair, Andrea de Cholnoky, and Bill Ackman, as well as dozens of represented our Museum. The Chinese other high-profile business leaders, prowere phenomenal hosts, and they have fessors, authors, journalists and former clearly appreciated the concept that John government officials. This year will bring introduced. They currently have more the same quality programming, as we than two dozen finance museums in their will hear from the Acting Provost of the country alone! Andrea was able to visit Smithsonian, Richard Kurin and Senaseveral of these museums as part of an tor Bob Kerrey, to name just two in the incredible multi-day series of festivities. In next few months. We hope you will take addition to accepting John’s award on his advantage of these opportunities, and I behalf, Andrea was also able to accept an look forward to seeing many of you here award I received as a founder of the IFFM. at 48 Wall Street.  FEB 9 1585 The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter Wertpapierborse) is established. 4    FINANCIAL HISTORY  |  Winter 2016  | FEB 10 1938 Elsa Ruiz Message to Members Museum founder John Herzog (center) receives the IFFM’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented at the 2016 Gala by Board Chair Dick Sylla and Advisory Board Chair Bill Donaldson. Vice Chair Andrea de Cholnoky (second from left) accepts David Cowen’s award on his behalf at the IFFM Conference in Beijing, China. “Fannie Mae” is born, as the National Mortgage Association of Washington is created as a subsidiary of the Reconstruction Finance Corp.