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.

University of Maryland Business School Finance Symposium Highlights Behavioral Finance

College Park, Md. March 29, 2007 World-leading academics shed new light on how psychological factors and emotional biases affect financial decision-making and stock market price as they share research findings at the seventh finance symposium Behavioral Finance, hosted by Finance Department of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, March 29-31.

Seventh Annual Finance Symposium

The Seventh Annual Maryland Finance Symposium, co-chaired by Lemma Senbet, William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance, and Vojislav Maksimovic, Dean's Chair Professor of Finance, provides a biennial forum for presentation and discussion of recent research by top scholars in the field.

This year’s forum, held May 29-31, 2007, focused on Behavioral Finance and included papers discussing the limits of arbitrage, CEO overconfidence and myopia, herding and over/under-reaction in financial markets, trading behavior and volume, market timing and consumer finance.

Smith School Honors Outstanding Teachers with Krowe/Legg Mason Awards

For more than 20 years, the Smith School has been honoring and rewarding outstanding faculty members, instructors and PhD students for their teaching excellence. The Krowe Teaching Award committee, comprised of faculty Smith School faculty members Galit Shmueli, Charley Olson, Mary Harms, and Jeff Kudisch, has announced the following winners and finalists for the 2006-2007 Krowe Teaching Awards and the Legg Mason Award. Nominations were received from students, alumni, deans, department chairs, directors and administrators.

Faculty at University of Marylands Smith School of Business Win Smith Breeden Award

College Park, Md. January 24, 2007 The American Finance Association has honored two professors at the University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business with the prestigious Smith Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize. Gregory Willard and Mark Loewenstein won the award for their paper, The Limits of Investor Behavior, published in the February 2006 issue of the Journal of Finance.

Emission Reductions, Renewable Energy, and Energy Efficiency The Triple Convergence

Peter C. Fusaro, one of the world's leading experts on energy and environmental markets, spoke at the Smith School of Business on December 5, 2006. Fusaro is the founder of Global Change Associates and the CEO of Energy & Environment Capital Management, LLC. He is also a frequent consultant to governments and the author of What Went Wrong at Enron. Fusaro spoke on the latest trends in energy and environmental markets, including recent policy and technological developments. Fusaro's talk was organized by the Smith chapter of Net Impact and by the Smith MBA Finance Association.

Deadline Closing On Call for Nominations for Robert H. Smith School of Business 2007 Leadership and Excellence Awards

College Park, Md. December 5, 2006 The University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business is posting a last call for nominations for the schools 2007 Smith Leadership and Excellence Awards by the Dec. 14 deadline for submission. The annual awards, which pay tribute to business leaders and organizations that have made a significant and positive impact in the mid-Atlantic region, will be presented in four categories: Business Excellence, Leaders for the Digital Economy, Leadership Excellence, and Public Excellence.


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