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The Bond King: Bill Gross and his Influence on American Finance

The Bond King: Bill Gross and his Influence on American Finance

After Bill Gross graduated from college in the late 1960s, he headed to Las Vegas where he gambled at the casinos. He later applied the lessons he learned counting cards to finance, becoming a renowned investor and fund manager who …

How Lincoln’s Administration Financed the Civil War and Reformed America

How Lincoln’s Administration Financed the Civil War and Reformed America

During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of the Treasury Salmon Chase asked banks along the east coast for loans totaling $50 million in gold to support the war effort. They agreed, but one leading banker said that …

What Makes the Perfect Investment Portfolio?

What Makes the Perfect Investment Portfolio?

Investors looking to build their portfolios might look to today’s industry titans for answers but, in fact, the search for the “perfect portfolio” has been in question for centuries, dating back to Aristotle and his hand in ancient Greece’s olive …

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 …