Finance

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.

Robert H. Smith School of Business to Host First M&A Competition

College Park, Md. August 7, 2007 The University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced leading U.S. business schools will participate in its first M&A Competition, October 11-12. Teams of up to four MBA students will compete to present a winning M&A pitch that will be delivered to a panel of Wall Street bankers and corporate executives. The event is supported by title-level sponsors Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers and gold-level sponsors Black & Decker, Constellation Energy and Marriott International Inc.

Haslem to Pen Regular Column in Journal of Indexes

John A. Haslem, professor emeritus of finance, is the author of a new, regular column in the Journal of Indexes entitled "The Professors Reading Room." The column provides a synopsis of recent research with implications for portfolio indexing. One of the first topics will be Smith School finance department Associate Professor Russ Wermers' very important bootstrapping analysis of mutual funds in the December 2006 issue of the Journal of Finance.

Student-run Funds Beat S&P 500 Index

On May 11, 2007, two student-run funds at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business reported beating Standard & Poor's 500 Index in their year-end performance presentations. The Mayer Fund is a $3 million endowment managed by 12 select students in the MBA program. The Senbet Fund is the undergraduate portfolio named in honor of Lemma Senbet, William E. Mayer Chair Professor in Finance.

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