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Aug 16, 2013
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Financial regulators, policymakers, academic researchers, private sector professionals, and IMF/World Bank country delegates gathered on April 17, 2012 to discuss the future of financial regulation. The roundtable co-hosted by the Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), preceded the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, DC....

Aug 05, 2013
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As a Securities and Exchange Commission deputy chief economist, Kathleen Weiss Hanley has garnered praise for delivering “critical thought leadership” and spurring “rigorous economic modeling.”

This fall, the respected economic strategist and researcher returns to the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business finance faculty, which she served from 1994-1999. She arrives from the SEC with a colleague -- Associate Professor Gerard Hoberg, following his one-year sabbatical as a visiting financial economist.

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May 20, 2013
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Richard Berner

The head of the federal Office of Financial Research visited the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on May 14, 2013 to recruit experts to help mitigate a U.S. financial crisis.

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May 01, 2013
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Much talk these days focuses on emerging markets as having lost their luster. Once lauded as new economic powers, these markets are now experiencing lowered growth rates and other problems.

Experts from industry, academia and government gathered to examine the state of emerging markets in the third in a series of Emerging Market Forums hosted by the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Smith's Centers for Financial Policy (CFP) and ...

May 01, 2013
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Van Munching Hall filled with cameras and lights as C-SPAN prepared for the Robert H. Smith School of Business’ Center for Financial Policy’s (CFP) Congressional Briefing Series. CFP’s Congressional Briefing Series brings current and former Capitol Hill staffers to the Smith School to discuss financial policy and legislation. Students, faculty, and staff gather to hear and participate in what’s happening on the forefront of financial policy. For this series, CFP brought in two former staffers to discuss and debate recent financial regulatory reform from...

Apr 15, 2013
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Jaime Caruana, General Manager for the Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Jaime Caruana

The Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted Jaime Caruana, General Manager for the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), on April 15, 2013 as part of the center’s Distinguished Speakers Event Series.

Caruana – whose speech...

Nov 28, 2012
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Oversight of Alternative Investments RoundtableOn Wednesday, November 28, 2012, the Center for Financial Policy and the Mutual Fund Directors Forum co-hosted the Oversight of Alternative Investments Roundtable at the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown Washington DC. The program explored the unique issues that alternative investments present to fund directors, particularly risk oversight issues, and provided...

Nov 13, 2012
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On November 13, 2012, Center for Financial Policy Director Lemma Senbet and Pete Kyle, track leader for CFP Asset Management and Market Design, and 60 MS Finance students visited the IMF’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. to learn more about the role of the organization in the global economy and current financial issues.

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Aug 01, 2012
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The Robert H. Smith School of Business recently co-hosted a Washington D.C. gathering of about 70 senior policymakers and banking executives for a discussion of key issues relating to enhancing systemic risk awareness, harmonization and integration in global systemic risk regulation.

The Bretton Woods Committee and Deloitte partnered with Smith in the July 26 event titled "Navigating transformational change of the global financial landscape: Realizing systemic stability, avoiding unintended consequences.”

Participants reviewed and...

May 28, 2012
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Professor Lemma W. Senbet has advice for his students: “I tell them to always do your best, wherever you are and whatever you are doing – you never know who could be watching. One thing leads to another and you may end up someplace very different from where you started. Situations are what you make of them.”

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