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Jul 13, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

One of the most closely scrutinized questions in finance is whether any fund managers can beat the market, year after year. The evidence is far more mixed than you might think from reading stories in the business media about investment "geniuses" of various stripes. New research from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business adds to the evidence that some fund managers indeed can beat the market, but with a

Jul 11, 2015

Arrests and resignations have kept Petrobras in the news while a criminal investigation unfolds, but don’t assume a gloomy forecast for Brazil’s state-controlled oil company. “My overall answer for Petrobras is, I’m very optimistic about the company,” says Smith School professor Paulo Prochno. He shares five keys for keeping the Brazilian telenovela in context.

Jul 10, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In this issue of The Smith Report, Ambudhi Manchanda, MBA Candidate 2016, tells us about working as a Treasury Analyst at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan.

Jul 10, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

While interning “Down Under” in Melbourne, Australia, Sam Haugrud, a senior marketing major at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, celebrated the 4th of July with workplace mentors at NEAS.

Jul 10, 2015

You know you have a corruption problem when Brazilian prosecutors catch you with nearly $24 million in bribe money stashed in a hidden Monaco account. Such stories have become common at Petrobras, a state-controlled oil company engulfed in an 18-month investigation that already has led to 80 arrests and put previously untouchable powerbrokers on alert. Even Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff remains vulnerable. But beneath the

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