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Villain or Victor? Revisiting Jay Gould and the Union Pacific Railroad | Posted on Feb 04, 2021

Late 19th-century American railroad magnate Jason “Jay” Gould has been called the “Mephistopheles of Wall Street,” despised for his unscrupulous investing and trading tactics.

Bruce Greenwald Discusses the Evolution of Value Investing | Posted on Nov 24, 2020

When the first edition of Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond, was published in 1999, many believed that value investing was dead.

Serving Customers Faithfully and Adding Value to Society | Posted on Nov 19, 2020

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.

Lawrence Cunningham on Attracting and Retaining Quality Shareholders | Posted on Nov 16, 2020

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.

Michael Gatto: Opportunities in the Credit Markets Emerge at Times of Crises | Posted on Nov 04, 2020

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.

Consultant & Author Joseph Calandro Jr. on the Six Principles of Value Investing | Posted on Oct 22, 2020

Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse were two of the most influential inventors in American history. Yet, both eventually lost control of the companies they founded for financial reasons.

Shennette Garrett-Scott: How Women used Investing to Build Community & Fight Inequality in 1920s Harlem | Posted on Oct 15, 2020

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.

Integrity, Autonomy, and Decentralization: Lawrence Cunningham on the Berkshire Hathaway Model | Posted on Oct 15, 2020

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.

JPMorgan’s Fall and Revival: An Insider’s Candid Views on the Fall and Rise of America’s Largest Bank | Posted on Oct 08, 2020

Financial powerhouse JPMorgan dominated Wall Street from its founding in 1871 through the Gilded Age. Today, S&P Global ranks JPMorgan Chase the largest bank in the U.S. and 7th largest in the world.

Joel Greenblatt: Common-Sense Solutions to Building an Economy that Works for All | Posted on Oct 05, 2020

Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” was one of the most influential writings in American history. Its arguments and Enlightenment-era ideas at the start of the American Revolution helped pave the way for the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and shaped the foundations of the United States of America.

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