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The Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland was launched in November 2009 with the mission of developing thought leadership in financial policy that impacts corporate performance, capital allocation and the stability of the global financial system. Since then, the Center has hosted conferences, forums, dialogues with senior policy makers, and Congressional briefings. It has also disseminated policy briefs, white papers, and working papers on issues at the interface of finance and public policy.

Center Activities

Research that Informs Policy

Policy Documents - White Papers, Working Papers, Policy Briefs, Comment Letters, Presentations distributed through five research tracks (Corporate Governance, Financial Institutions/Consumer FinanceRisk ManagementEmerging MarketsAsset Management and Market Design)

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Signature Events

Timely events based on current financial policy issues

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Sponsorship for signature events are available. Click here for additional information.


Directors' Institute: Annual program that provides board directors with a broad framework for making informed board decisions, exercising sound business judgment and developing leadership

Maryland Bankers Board Director Education Program: Multi-session program designed to provide Community Bank Board members with a working knowledge of the key issues facing financial institutions

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Center Engagement

The Center engages with various individuals through its partnerships, events, and policy dialogues.

Recent Program Partners:

  • NYU Stern Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions
  • Carnegie Mellon University Center for Financial Markets
  • UC Berkeley Fisher Center
  • Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA)
  • Mutual Fund Directors Forum (MFDF)

Center for Financial Policy event attendees have included individuals from the following organizations:

Financial Industry

  • American Bankers Association
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • BB&T
  • Bloomberg
  • Capital Alpha Partners
  • Capital One
  • Citigroup
  • Community Bank of Tri-County
  • Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
  • Fannie Mae
  • Financial Services Roundtable
  • Freddie Mac
  • Legg Mason
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Promontory Financial Group
  • SunTrust Banks
  • WL Ross & Co. LLC


  • Boston College
  • Carnegie Mellon Tepper Center for Financial Markets
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • George Washington University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • MIT
  • NYU Stern Salomon Center
  • UC Berkeley Haas
  • UCLA Anderson
  • University of Chicago Booth
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Pennsylvania Wharton

Policy and Research

  • Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Mutual Fund Directors Forum
  • Pew Charitable Trusts


  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
  • Congressional Budget Office
  • Congressional representatives and staffers
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Federal Home Loan Banks (Atlanta, New York, San Francisco)
  • Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Federal Reserve Banks (Cleveland, New York, St. Louis)
  • Financial Services Oversight Committee
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • House Financial Services Committee
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
  • Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Senate Banking Committee
  • Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
  • U.S Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
  • U.S. Treasury

Smith School Community

  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate (MBA, MS) students
  • Doctoral Candidates
  • Faculty