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Journalist Gillian Tett Takes an Anthropological Look at Business | Posted on May 23, 2022

Before pursuing her career in journalism, British author and Financial Times’ editor Gillian Tett studied anthropology, living for a time in Tajikistan in the former Soviet Union where she conducted field research for her doctorate.

How Lincoln’s Administration Financed the Civil War and Reformed America | Posted on May 03, 2022

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.

What Makes the Perfect Investment Portfolio? | Posted on Apr 20, 2022

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 oil trade.

Goldman Sachs’ Catherine Winner on Creating Value with ESG | Posted on Feb 22, 2022

After graduating from Colgate University in 2002, Catherine Winner, GABELLI ’09, landed a job in Washington D.C. that perfectly tied her economics major with her political science background– that is until she decided to leave Capitol Hill, rent a U-Haul, and head to New York City to pursue a different career.

How the Invention of Index Funds Changed Finance | Posted on Dec 22, 2021

Fifty years ago, a group of financial professionals went against Wall Street’s status quo and developed a new way to invest in a portfolio of stocks with lower fees.

SPACs have ‘Come into Vogue’ | Posted on Dec 15, 2021

The U.S. IPO market hit impressive highs this year, with more than 950 issuers raising more than $300 billion in proceeds.

How DeFi is Changing the Financial Landscape | Posted on Dec 07, 2021

Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency have been a hot topic as the new alternative to the dollar but, according to Campbell R. Harvey, PhD, Duke University professor and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, decentralized finance (DeFi) is flying under the radar and could prove to be much more beneficial to the average consumer.

How the “Man of the Futures” Revolutionized the Finance Industry | Posted on Dec 01, 2021

At the beginning of World War II, seven-year-old Leo Melamed and his family fled their small town in occupied Poland and landed in America with the help of a kind Japanese Consulate member who granted his family a visa to travel through Japan.

Strategies for Successful Investing | Posted on Nov 15, 2021

In a recent Gabelli School Centennial Speaker Series webinar sponsored by the CFA Society New York, the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, and the Museum of American Finance, Michael Mauboussin, co-author of Expectations Investing: Reading Stock Prices for Better Returns, discussed how traditional investors determined if a stock was favorable and offered a common-sense alternative to identifying gaps between price and value.

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