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Apr 10, 2014
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On March 28, 2014, at the North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Md., students, faculty and business professionals met for the third annual Smith School Business Summit.  This year’s theme looked at innovation as an essential building block for the prosperity and survival of corporations. With more than 600 registered attendants, it was the largest Summit yet.

The Summit is hosted by the school’s...

Dec 05, 2013
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What is ahead for the American economy?  Martin Feldstein, president emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research and George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University, visited the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business last week to address this question.  In his comments to faculty and students, Feldstein stressed that today’s slow growth rate would continue into 2014 but that the long-term prospects for the U.S. are bright, so long as the large and growing national debt is curtailed.

From 1982 through...

Nov 21, 2013
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On Nov. 20, Cliff Rossi, Professor of the Practice at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, gave the keynote presentation, "Five Years after the Crisis: An Introspective Look at Risk Management," at PRMIA and EY's CRO Risk Summit Dinner in NYC.

"What I would like to do here is to take stock of where risk management has evolved over the last 5 years," said Rossi. "With emphasis on three areas that will shape the direction of the profession going forward;...

Nov 21, 2013
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Warren Buffett Visit

Twenty MBA and MS Finance students from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland were accompanied by finance professor David Kass on a trip to Omaha, Nebraska, to meet with Warren Buffett on November 15, 2013. 

Nov 20, 2013
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“Enthusiastically go after every single day.” This was the message of BB&T Chairman and CEO Kelly King’s Nov. 6 CEO@Smith presentation at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

“Passion causes us to give it our all. Be passionate and purposeful about life – you can make a difference.”

These are words that King himself has lived by and words that are exemplified in his work at BB&T. King has served as chairman of BB...

Oct 11, 2013
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Janet Yellen, the nominee to chair the Federal Reserve, may be new to you. But she is no stranger to students in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

For the last few years, a group of Smith undergrads have met Yellen through the Banking and Private Wealth Management Fellows Program. The program, led by Tyser Teaching Fellow Elinda Kiss, has taken students to meet with senior policy leaders at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Federal Reserve buildings in Washington, D.C.

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Oct 10, 2013
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Media Alert   Oct. 9, 2013

Attention:  Financial, economics editors and reporters

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The following finance faculty experts in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to expand on comments in reaction to President Obama's nomination of Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve.

David Kass:  Yellen Could Offset Fiscal Tightening

”Yellen...

Oct 02, 2013
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Media Alert: Oct. 2, 2013
Attention:  Financial, economic reporters and editors

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Financial and economic experts in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to expand on their comments, below, about implications of the federal government shutdown and debt ceiling debate. 

Cliff Rossi:  Debt Ceiling Impasse ‘Potentially Equivalent to Mutual Assured Destruction’ 

“Financial markets...

Sep 26, 2013
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Professor of Finance Russ Wermers has been appointed as Director of the Center for Financial Policy (CFP) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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Wermers, whose teaching and research has drawn campus-wide and national recognition, will lead a center...

Aug 29, 2013
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Air dates: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, September 1, 2013, 7:30 a.m.

Hedge funds have been characterized as an investment vehicle exclusively for the wealthy. What makes these elusive funds so lucrative and can an average investor get in on them?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Russ Wermers explains hedge funds and how they – or new funds that follow...

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