Finance

Get an Insider's View on Managing a Multi-Billion Dollar Hedge Fund

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.

UMD-Smith School of Business Experts Available to Discuss Implications of $26 Billion Foreclosure Abuse Settlement

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.

UMD Business Expert Available to Analyze Facebook IPO

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.

UMD Business Experts Available to Comment on Insourcing Jobs; Federal Reserve Call for Action on Housing

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.

Smith School Hosts First Undergraduate M&A Competition

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.

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