David Kass

Life after Buffett Looks Good for Berkshire

Berkshire Hathaway shareholders should feel reassured to see younger executives stepping up as retirement looms for chairman and CEO Waren Buffett, said David Kass, a Berkshire investor and finance professor at the Smith School. "Ted Weschler and Todd Combs, the two stock pickers Mr. Buffett hired a few years ago as part of his succession plan, have performed well for most of their time at Berkshire," Kass told The Wall Street Journal. Read more...

Five Consumer Stocks to Watch

The oil price decline over the past six months -– “the equivalent of a large tax cut for consumers” –- is boosting the value of companies that produce consumer products, says Smith Professor David Kass. He says consumer stocks are helped when factoring in the U.S. economy’s recovery and the unemployment rate decline. He recently commented for U.S. News and World Report and listed five stocks worth looking at for 2015. Read more...

Smith Students Join Buffett, Gates on Fox Business

Finance students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business shared a virtual platform on May 5, 2014, with two of the most successful individuals in business.

The setting was Omaha, Neb., where Fox Business Network conducted an hourlong Warren Buffett interview to culminate its coverage of the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting. Microsoft cofounder and Berkshire shareholder Bill Gates joined the conversation in the studio, while about 35 Smith undergraduates participated remotely from a University of Maryland classroom.

Smith Students to Join Buffett-Gates Interview

Watch the Fox Business Network from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, May 5, as students representing the Robert H. Smith School of Business participate in a live interview with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. 

More than 40 Smith finance majors will appear, remotely, from a Van Munching classroom. One of the students will pose a question to Buffett during an interview that wraps up the network’s coverage of the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting in Omaha. 

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