Smith Business Close-Up: The Housing Market– What’s the
Thursday, August 20, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 23, 2009, 7:30 a.m.
Monday, August 24, 2009, 4:30 a.m.
The real estate market has been in a downward spiral for the past
year. Have we finally hit bottom?
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the
University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business,
Clifford Rossi, managing director of the new Center for Financial
Policy, shares his insight and prognosis for the real estate market.
Rossi is a Tyser Teaching Fellow and managing director of the new
Center for Financial Policy, launching this fall at the Smith School. He
has nearly 25 years experience in banking and government, having held
senior executive roles in risk management at several of the largest
financial services companies. His most recent position was Chief Risk
Officer for Consumer Lending at Citigroup where he was intimately
involved in TARP funding and stress tests performed on Citi. He also
helped start a statistical arbitrage unit at Citi and helped integrate
market and credit risk analytics across Citi’s mortgage portfolios.
While there he was responsible for overseeing a $200 billion global
mortgage portfolio with 700 employees under his direction. He also
served as Chief Credit Officer at Washington Mutual (WaMu) and as Chief
Risk Officer at Countrywide Bank. Previous to these assignments, he held
senior positions at Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and worked for a number
of years at the Treasury Department and Office of Thrift Supervision
working on key policy issues affecting depositories. Before permanently
joining Smith, he served as an adjunct professor for eight years and has
a number of publications on banking industry topics.
Smith Business Close-Up is co-produced by the Robert H. Smith School of
Business and Maryland Public Television. The television segment focuses on the latest thinking in business management,
and features in-depth interviews with Smith School faculty and other members of
the school’s community of business leaders.
Where to watch
Smith Business Close-Up can be seen bi-weekly on Maryland Public
Television's Your Business and Money. The program airs at 7:30 p.m. on
Thursdays and is repeated the following Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and Monday at 4:30
a.m. on public television stations throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C.,
metropolitan region, including:
WMPB-TV (Ch. 67), Baltimore
WMPT-TV (Ch. 22), DC metro/Annapolis
WCPB-TV (Ch. 28), Salisbury
WFPT-TV (Ch. 62), Frederick
WWPB-TV (Ch. 31), Hagerstown
WGPT-TV (Ch. 36), Oakland