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Exploring the History and Mystery of Brown Brothers Harriman

Exploring the History and Mystery of Brown Brothers Harriman

With roots dating back to the 1800s, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. is the oldest and one of the largest private investment banks in the United States. Its influence on the early American economy helped navigate the country through financial …

Researcher Examines Real Interest Rates Over Seven Centuries

Researcher Examines Real Interest Rates Over Seven Centuries

Investors in the Italian Renaissance could have predicted today’s low interest rates, according to Paul Schmelzing, Ph.D., who dove deeply into American and European economic archives to research real interest rate dynamics. He reconstructed a global timeline that covered 82% …

How a 1982 Forecast Sparked a Global Bull Market

How a 1982 Forecast Sparked a Global Bull Market

Today’s interest rates can be as low as 3%, but in the 1970s, Americans were paying 17% just to borrow money. In 1982, Henry Kaufman, then managing director of Salomon Brothers Inc., issued a memorandum predicting that interest rates would …

In Conversation with Peter Cohen and Bob Pisani

In Conversation with Peter Cohen and Bob Pisani

As former chair and CEO of investment banks Cowen Inc. and Shearson Lehman, Peter Cohen’s career spans five decades in which he saw technology change the financial landscape through digitization, contracted the merger that resulted in the powerhouse Shearson Lehman …

EY Executives Discuss the Future of Work, Leadership Lessons, & Corporate Culture

EY Executives Discuss the Future of Work, Leadership Lessons, & Corporate Culture

As the COVID-19 vaccine roll out reaches more people every day, business offices across the country are plotting the best strategies to reopen, but that doesn’t come without challenges. Global accounting firm EY looks forward to reconnecting its 80,000 partners …

Solutions to Increase Diversity in Investment Management

Solutions to Increase Diversity in Investment Management

Majority women-owned firms manage just one percent of global investable assets, and women comprise just 10% of portfolio managers in the investment management field. Disrupting these numbers was the center of discussion in a Gabelli School Virtual Centennial Speaker Series …

What Would President Lincoln do in the 21st Century?

What Would President Lincoln do in the 21st Century?

Early in U.S. history, federal funding of public infrastructure was deemed unconstitutional. Railroads, canals, and bridges were few and far between until President Abraham Lincoln had a vision that would not only bolster the economy by widening travel, but also …

Creating a Constellation of Successful Women in Finance

Creating a Constellation of Successful Women in Finance

The lack of female role models at the top in finance makes it difficult to recruit, retain, and promote more women in the field. The issue of gender balance and attracting more women to the finance space was the focus …

ESG Paves the Way for a Sustainable Future

ESG Paves the Way for a Sustainable Future

By Claire Curry When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, many thought the focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria would die out as so many companies were struggling to survive. Instead, by the end of the year, …

Closing the Gender Gap in Investment Management

Closing the Gender Gap in Investment Management

While women comprise roughly just 25 percent of the workforce in notoriously male-dominated fields like law and accounting, in the investment management arena, female portfolio managers represent a staggering 10 percent. The need for greater diversity in the field was …