MBA students had the upcoming presidential election on their minds as they plotted merger and acquisition strategies and recommendations for big players in the aerospace and defense industries. Teams from some of the country’s top MBA programs went head to head in an intense match to offer the best pitch in the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 6th annual Mergers and Acquisitions Competition.
Media Alert Nov. 1, 2012
With the year-ending “fiscal cliff” approaching, faculty experts from the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy and Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to comment on implications of this impending economic slowdown due to expiring tax cuts plus dramatic spending cuts established by Budget Control Act of 2011.
Four undergrads from the Robert H. Smith School of Business recently experienced a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet and hear from investing luminaries at one place, at one time – the Oct. 22 Barron’s Roundtable at New York City’s Metropolitan Club.
MEDIA ALERT: December 5, 2012
Robert H. Smith School of Business finance professor and former Citigroup Inc. senior executive Cliff Rossi has weighed in on Citi’s plans to cut 11,000 jobs from its global consumer-banking unit. The move entails closing 84 branches, including 44 in the U.S.:
“These latest cost-cutting measures get Citi focused back on efforts to improve their operating efficiency relative to their peers. Citi's dollars of revenue generated per employee lag behind their competitors and so this announcement is not surprising.
Cliff Rossi, Tyser Teaching Fellow and executive-in-residence at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, is available to comment on new home lending regulations set forth by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The bureau's “Ability to Pay” rule is designed to assure the reliability of mortgages. It addresses portions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act focused on consumer ability to repay home loans.
Russ Wermers' recent work toward restoring integrity to capital markets has garnered international recognition.
He has earned a top industry award for research into improving hedge fund monitoring and was recently tapped to collaborate with other experts to redefine global standards for evaluating investment management.
Jaime Caruana, General Manager for the Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
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.
The head of the federal Office of Financial Research visited the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on May 14, 2013 to recruit experts to help mitigate a U.S. financial crisis.
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.