Center for Financial Policy

The Leading Center for Financial Policy, Research and Education

The Center for Financial Policy leverages the Smith School’s world-renowned faculty, leading research, and proximity to Washington, D.C. to promote a collaborative exchange of ideas on the key issues that affect financial markets.

The center’s annual conferences with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Reserve anchor its schedule of premier events.

Watch a short video from Russell Wermers, Dean's Chair in Finance and director of the Center for Financial Policy, on the center's mission.

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Fourth Annual Federal Reserve Short Term Funding Markets Conference

April 30, 2021

Short-term funding markets provide essential short-tenor financing for banks, dealers, and nonfinancial firms.

Financial Stability Analysis & Data: The OFR: Constructive Thoughts for a New Environment

Watch the video for our third event in this series on financial stability and data gaps where we examine why the new administration could take a fresh approach to the OFR, held on March 24, 2021.

CFP-UBS Quant Insight Series

Modern portfolio management is built on quantitative analysis. We examine the key issues driving financial markets from a quantitative perspective. Learn more about this series of webinars hosted in conjunction with UBS’s Quant Research team.

Watch our latest event Does Money Change Everything with William N. Goetzmann.

The ‘Narrative Economics’ Playing Out Now

“Stories abound in life,” Maryland Smith’s Russell Wermers said, opening a webinar discussion Tuesday. The topic: Narrative economics, with Nobel laureate Robert Shiller.

READ THE MONTHLY LONGBRAKE LETTER.

Russ WermersMaryland Smith’s Russ Wermers Named to SEC Advisory Committee

Maryland Smith finance professor Russ Wermers was selected by the Securities and Exchange Commission to serve on its new Asset Management Advisory Committee, formed to offer advice and recommendations to the SEC on how regulations and industry trends impact investors.

QUESTIONS? EMAIL US AT RHSMITH-CFP@UMD.EDU.

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