Greece: Skunk at the Party or Canary in Coal Mine?

Smith School executive-in-residence Bill Longbrake says the Greece crisis can be viewed in the short term as a skunk at the party – the party being new optimism in the European Union. But in the longer view, Longbrake says Greece is a canary in the coal mine. “Its condition and crisis is the direct result of deeply embedded flaws in the European Union," he writes in the monthly Longbrake Letter. Read more...

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...

Smith Undergrads Experience Barron’s Roundtable

For the past six years, undergraduate students from adjunct professor Joe Rinaldi’s Futures, Options and Derivatives class at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business have attended the Barron’s Roundtable to meet some of the top investors in the country. This year, four students, led by Rinaldi, attended the conference titled “The Art Of Successful Investing” on Oct. 22, 2014 at the Metropolitan Club in New York.

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