Finance

Center for Financial Policy Hosts Distinguished Speaker Event Series

Jaime Caruana, General Manager for the Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Jaime Caruana

The Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted Jaime Caruana, General Manager for the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), on April 15, 2013 as part of the center’s Distinguished Speakers Event Series.

Smith Students Attend Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business finance faculty members David Kass and Elinda F. Kiss and eight Smith undergraduates recently traveled to Omaha, Neb., to attend the annual shareholder meeting for Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate holding company chaired by Warren Buffett.

Kass, who writes a blog about Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, described the event as an “eye-opening” experience into the investment world for the students, while Kiss said it was a great opportunity for students to learn what a shareholders meetings is like.

Smith Finance Fellows Visit Federal Reserve, FDIC

Robert H. Smith School of Business finance faculty member Elinda F. Kiss recently took student groups to visit the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Federal Reserve buildings in Washington, D.C.

The trips consisted of University of Maryland undergraduate students enrolled in Kiss’s Banking and Private Wealth Management Fellows Program and Master of Science students from her Bank Management course.

Richard Kolodny

Richard Kolodny specializes in investment decisions, financial strategy, and corporate restructuring. He is the author of more than 40 publications, with articles in such leading journals as the Journal of Finance, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, and Journal of Banking and Finance. His recent research focuses on mergers and acquisitions and on international investments.

John A. Haslem

John A. Haslem, Professor Emeritus of Finance, served as the founding academic affairs dean and founding chair of the finance department. He received the Panhellenic Association's "Outstanding Teacher Award" for his mutual funds course, the first in the curriculum of a school of business

Haslem studied at Duke University, Harvard University, and the University of North Carolina, and he also taught at the University of North Carolina and on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin.

Liu Yang

Liu Yang’s research interests include theoretical and empirical corporate finance in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, corporate governance, labor economics and financial institutions. Her recent work on merger waves examines how and why public and private firms act differently during merger waves. She also uses corporate restructuring events to compare the quality of human capital in focused and conglomerate firms and to investigate how female leadership affects the gender wage gap for workers.

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