On Jan. 27, the world woke up to discover that a social media site, a video game store, and a somewhat arcane Wall Street trading technique had collided so spectacularly, the result was possibly the single largest involuntary transfer of wealth in the history of free markets.
The perception of the finance industry has been tainted by mistrust and notorious stories of corruption. But in his book Seeking Virtue in Finance: Contributing to Society in a Conflicted Industry, author JC de Swaan looks at the industry through a different lens.
In a letter to shareholders in 1983, Warren Buffett described the type of investors he sought to attract to Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the company he built into the multi-billion-dollar holding company and conglomerate it is today.
Like other financial crises over the past quarter-century, the COVID-19 pandemic created tremendous opportunities, according to Michael Gatto, partner of Silver Point Capital, a credit-focused hedge fund, and adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and the Gabelli School.
In a lively Centennial Speaker Series’ webinar, professor and historian Shennette Garrett-Scott painted an animated picture of Harlem in the roaring 1920s and explained how two African American women built a thriving financial enterprise in the heart of it.
The legendary billionaire Warren Buffett is best known for his distinctive value investment style. But there’s more to his success as chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the American conglomerate that owns companies like Geico, Benjamin Moore, and Duracell.