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
moaf.org/financialhistory, 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.
The Frankfurt Stock Exchange
4 FINANCIAL HISTORY | Winter 2016 | www.MoAF.org
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.