Finance

Good and Bad News About Your House

Median home prices have surged past the U.S. record set in 2006 at the peak of the real estate bubble, but don’t expect a repeat of the Great Recession. Instead, Smith School professor Cliff Rossi expects an eventual market slowdown driven by a mixture of negative and positive factors. “Home prices at a national level are not anywhere near to cratering like they did back in 2007, 2008 and beyond,” Rossi says. He shares the following good and bad news that homebuyers and sellers should consider. Read more...

Bank of America Stress Tests Its HR Chief

On its face, Bank of America delegating stress test oversight to its human resources chief is a "head scratcher," Smith School professor Clifford Rossi tells American Banker. As part of a larger leadership shakeup, the megabank recently appointed its global head of HR Andrea Smith to a newly created chief administrative officer position. The role encompasses global corporate strategy and includes managing BofA’s Dodd-Frank stress tests, which involve measuring risk to determine the bank's ability to withstand an economic downturn. Read more...

Greek Drama Reaches Climax

Bill Longbrake, executive-in-residence at the Smith School's Center for Financial Policy, lays out the big issues for Greece as the country enters the end game of its long-running financial drama. "There are times when, even though there might be a logical solution from an economic and financial point of view, you can't get there because of political constraints," Longbrake says. Read more...

Students Meet Investing Icon Leon Cooperman

Finance undergraduates in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business engaged with legendary investor Leon Cooperman in a “lunch and learn” session in New York City on May 26, 2015. 

Cooperman, who operates a $9 billion hedge fund as CEO and chairman of Omega Advisors, recounted his career (Read CNBC’s Alpha Addict: The Amazing Career of Leon Cooperman), gave a market outlook and engaged the students in a Q&A.

Smith Presents Teaching Excellence Awards

The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland is recognized as one of the top research institutions in the world, but it is also a place where students can learn from some of the best teachers in the business. Each year, Smith awards three different honors to its faculty members who have demonstrated a passion for teaching excellence: The Distinguished Teaching Awards, the Krowe Teaching Excellence Awards and the Legg-Mason Award.

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