In this issue:
7th Annual Maryland Finance Symposium
Co-chaired by Lemma Senbet, William E. Mayer Chair
Professor of Finance, and Vojislav Maksimovic, Bank of
America Professor of Finance
The Maryland Finance Symposium,
offered biennially by the Smith School’s finance department
and held this year on March 29 – March 31, provides a forum
for presentation and discussion of issues by leading
experts. Topics this year included the limits of arbitrage,
CEO overconfidence and myopia, herding and
over/under-reaction in financial markets, trading behavior
and volume, market timing and consumer finance.
Papers are available online.
7th Annual Netcentricity Conference
This year’s Netcentricity Conference focused on the
transformation of financial exchanges using information
technology, examining the role of electronic markets and
related strategies by traders focused on fast trading.
Richard Schaeffer ’74, chairman of NYMEX Holdings, Inc., and
the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., was keynote speaker;
presenters included Albert “Pete” Kyle, Smith Chair
Professor of Finance, and Robert L.D. Colby, deputy director
of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of
Conference highlights may be viewed online.
Global Security and Enterprise Resilience
Global Security and Enterprise Resilience, a seminar
sponsored by the Smith School Center for International
Business Education and Research (CIBER), explored the
security implications of globalization for business and
their impact on enterprise resilience and competitiveness.
The seminar sought to help improve organizational capacity
to respond to emergency, catastrophic, and disruptive
challenges – whether natural, accidental, or deliberate.
highlights may be viewed online.
4th Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and
Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective
May 23, 2007
“Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public
Policy Perspective,” is presented annually by the Smith
School of Business and the University of Maryland School of
Public Policy, and co-chaired by Lawrence A. Gordon, Ernst &
Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting, Martin P.
Loeb, Deloitte and Touche LLP Faculty Fellow, and William
Lucyshyn, a visiting senior research scholar at the
University of Maryland School of Public Policy. The forum
draws a wide range of participants, both researchers and
practitioners, from around the world. For more information
or to register, visit the Smith School Web site.