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.
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.
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, 7:30 a.m.
|Housing Outlook: 2012|
Where does the housing market go from here?
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Clifford Rossi, executive-in-residence of finance, shares his prognosis for the housing market for the year ahead.
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.
Faculty at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have summarized 2012 forecasts for individual sectors of the national economy.
“Several important dynamics frame the 2012 economic outlook,” said Cliff Rossi, Tyser Teacher Fellow and executive-in-residence. These factors include:
Media Alert: Jan. 18, 2012
Attention: Financial and Economic Reporters/Editors
UMD Business Experts Available to Comment on Insourcing Jobs; Federal Reserve Call for Action on Housing
College Park, MD - Finance and management faculty experts at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business weigh in on developments from recent proposals by the Federal Reserve and Obama Administration to boost the national economy. The Smith School has an in-house facility for live or taped interviews via fiber-optic line for television or multimedia content.
The annual Top 10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders – as recommended by Robert H. Smith School of Business faculty and staff - is several and months and a change-of-season away.
Perhaps something to whet reader appetites for the 2012 summer list, a few Smith leaders reflected on books they have recently read and recommend for winter reading.
On Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the first annual Undergraduate Mergers and Acquisitions case competition. This event was the idea of finance students John Chukundah, who organized the competition, along with Anna Mayr, president of the student club Finance Banking and Investment Society (FBIS). Elinda Kiss, Tyser Teaching Fellow of finance and faculty advisor to FBIS, and Rachel Loock, Director of Undergraduate Programming in the Office of Career Services, assisted Mayr and Chukundah with resources and the coordination of logistical details. Susan White, distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow of finance, wrote the case that was analyzed by the students.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, 7:30 a.m.
Bank of America recently announced a drastic increase in debit fees and Citi also announced an increase in other account fees. With the banking industry still struggling, are consumer stuck paying the bill?