Corporate Inversion Crackdown

Michael Faulkender, associate professor of finance in the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, says companies will find ways around the Department of the Treasury's new measures to deter U.S. firms from relocating headquarters to countries with lower tax rates – the basis of a “corporate inversion.” Instead of focusing on this business strategy, he says, U.S. officials should target and lower the corporate tax rate.

Julie Pavlovsky

Julie Pavlovsky brings 15 years of professional experience including over 10 years of Wall Street experience in investment banking and equity research to her position as a lecturer and faculty advisor for the Wall Street Fellows program.  Prior to joining the Finance department she was a career advisor with the Office of Career Services.  Prior to joining Smith, she was with Wachovia Securities as an Associate Analyst covering healthcare stocks. Before joining Wachovia she was with ABN AMRO in the healthcare corporate finance group advising clients on a number of product areas including mer

Export-Import Bank VP to Visit Smith School on April 29

John Emens, vice president of the Export-Import Bank's Trade Finance and Insurance Division, will speak to the Robert H. Smith School of Business on Tuesday, April 29, 2003. Emens has broad experience in both domestic and international banking and will discuss Ex-Im Bank's role in financing $13 billion in U.S. exports worldwide. Emens, a Maryland native, will also explain what Ex-Im Bank looks for during recruitment.

Smith MBA Students Take the LOreal e-Strat Challenge

Last week, as the LOreal e-Strat challenge entered a crucial stage, two Smith teams were sitting proudly in first and second place in the North American standings. The competition is far from over, but the leading 176 teams globally will be invited to submit a business plan in addition to their final round of decisions. Ten lucky teams will meet in Paris, April 22, for the finals.


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