Fed Tabs Smith School's Rossi for Insight to 'Urgent Financial Policy Issues'

Cliff Rossi, Tyser Teaching Fellow and Executive-in-Residence at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, is among about 25 finance experts from around the world selected to share ideas in an April 9-10, 2012, conference, "Financial Reform: the Devil is in the Details," hosted by the Federal Reserve in Atlanta.

Multi-billion Dollar Hedge Fund Manager Speaks at Smith

Bruce Richards knows a thing or two about making a hedge fund stand out from the crowd. Richards, co-managing partner and CEO of top-50 hedge fund Marathon Asset Management, spoke at the Robert H. Smith School of Business to an audience of students, faculty, staff and alumni eager to learn his tricks of the trade.

The program, “An Insider’s View of How to Manage a Multi-billion Dollar Hedge Fund,” was sponsored by the Center for Financial Policy, and took place on Monday, March 12, 2012, in Van Munching Hall.

Keeping Risk Management Front and Center: Perspectives from Federal and Industry Leaders

Please join us for a Federal Risk Roundtable Series in downtown, Washington, D.C.

Date April 25, 2012
Time 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade CenterSmith School Suite – Concourse Level1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20004

Featured Speakers:

Get an Insider's View on Managing a Multi-Billion Dollar Hedge Fund

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business welcomes Bruce Richards, co-managing partner & CEO of Marathon Asset Management, to speak on Monday, March 12, 2012, on “An Insider’s View of How to Manage a Multi-Billion Dollar Hedge Fund.” Richards will discuss Marathon’s growth since its founding in 1998, the alternative investment marketplace, the current state of the markets, and investment strategy. The presentation is sponsored by the school's Center for Financial Policy and is a free event, open to the entire Smith School community.

UMD-Smith School of Business Experts Available to Discuss Implications of $26 Billion Foreclosure Abuse Settlement

Finance professors Cliff Rossi, Albert "Pete" Kyle and Ethan Cohen-Cole are available to the media to discuss the broad range of implications surrounding the federal government’s $26 billion settlement with five major lenders that allegedly committed foreclosure abuses against homebuyers.

The agreement settles yearlong federal and state probes against Ally Financial Inc., Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., and Wells Fargo & Co.

UMD Business Expert Available to Analyze Facebook IPO

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Gerard Hoberg, associate professor of finance for the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, is available to discuss how the anticipated Facebook IPO will affect the company and discuss the factors that would make Facebook or any IPO a good investment vehicle.

The IPO filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission would be followed by Facebook’s initial public offering in about three months.


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