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Investment banker

Robert Benjamin Menschel, American investment banker. Recipient Recipient George Arents medal, Syracuse University, 1984.


Menschel, Robert Benjamin was born on July 2, 1929 in New York City. Son of Benjamin and Helen (Goldsmith).


Bachelor of Science, Syracuse University, 1951. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Syracuse University, 1991. Postgraduate, New York University, 1951—1953.


Member New York Stock Exchange, New York City, 1950—1951. Specialist HW Goldsmith and Company, 1951—1954. With Goldman, Sachs & Company, 1954—1966, general partner institutional sales, 1966—1978, limited partner, 1979—2000, senior director, since 2000.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Markets Mobs & Mayhem, 2002.


Trustee National Gallery Art. Committee on the arts and the humanities President Clinton. Former member board trustees, investment committee Human Rights Watch.

Chairman, trustee, executive and finance committee, member investment committee, co-chairman photography committee Museum Modern Art. Trustee Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, Chess in the Schools, New York City. Trustee, executive committee Syracuse University.

Former trustee, member executive committee Montefiore Hospital. Former trustee Guild Hall, East Hampton, past chairman board. President board trustees, member executive committee Dalton School, New York City.

Past board advisory Graduate School Institute International Business Pace University. Executive board New York chapter American Jewish Committee, New York. Board directors, member finance and executive committee New York Public Library., New York City.

Board directors Parks Council. Managing director Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Vital Projects Fund. Board directors associated YM-YWHA.

President chairman board Museum Modern Art, New York City. Vice president board trustees, member finance and executive committee Temple Emanu-El. Trustee New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Member of Council Foreign Relations, City Athletic Club, India House.


Married Joyce Virginia Frank, December 5, 1968. Children: David F., Lauren E.

Benjamin Menschel

Helen (Goldsmith) Menschel

Joyce Virginia Frank

David F. Menschel

Lauren E. Menschel