Finance

Statement to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Investments by Sovereign Wealth Funds in the United States

My name is Peter Morici. I am an economist and Professor of Business at the University of Maryland. Thank you for this opportunity to participate in these hearings. I will devote my remarks to the issues raised by the recent surge in investments by sovereign wealth funds in the United States.

What Is a Sovereign Wealth Fund?

University of Maryland Finance Professor Named Risks “Quant of the Year”

College Park, Md. January 31, 2008 The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced that Dilip Madan, professor of finance, has been named "Quant of the Year" by Risk, a leading financial risk management magazine. Risk readers and contributors, which include quantitative analysts and financial engineers, voted Madan to receive the honor. Madan was recognized yesterday at the Risk Awards 2008 in London.

Smith MBAs Travel to NYC for Annual Wall Street Trek

A group of first- and second-year Smith MBA students traveled to the New York City area on the Finance Associations annual Wall Street Trek, Nov. 8-9, 2007. The trip is designed to allow Smith Students interested in pursuing careers in capital markets to attend discussion and informational sessions with Wall Street professionals. The goal is to expose the students to a variety of jobs inside the industry and give them the opportunity to network with Smith alumni who are currently employed in capital markets.

Smith MBAs Travel to NYC for Annual Wall Street Trek

A group of first- and second-year Smith MBA students traveled to the New York City area on the Finance Associations annual Wall Street Trek, Nov. 8-9, 2007. The trip is designed to allow Smith Students interested in pursuing careers in capital markets to attend discussion and informational sessions with Wall Street professionals. The goal is to expose the students to a variety of jobs inside the industry and give them the opportunity to network with Smith alumni who are currently employed in capital markets.

Columbia Business School Takes Top Prize in University of Maryland M&A Competition

College Park, Md. October 16, 2007 The University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced the winners of its first Mergers & Acquisitions Competition, held October 11-12. The event, organized by Smiths MBA Finance Association, challenged teams of MBA students from leading business schools to create and deliver M&A pitches to a panel of executives from Wall Street firms including Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers. Columbia Business School won first prize, $5,000.

Smith Boasts Six INFORMS Fellows

Michael Fu, professor of management science, and Lawrence Bodin, professor emeritus of management science, have been named as fellows for 2008 by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). This singular honor, awarded to about 2 percent of the organizations 11,000 members, has now been held by six members of the Smith Schools decision and information technologies department.

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