Upcoming Events

April

April 30, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Join the CFP and Federal Reserve Board of Governors for their Fourth Annual Short Term Funding Markets Conference. This event brings together researchers, regulators and others interested in related topics, with a broad interest in liquidity transformation and funding provision by banks, dealers and money market funds, as well as structure and network of short-term funding markets. This year’s topics include:

  • Fragility in Repo Markets
  • Fintech Lenders
  • Safe Assets
  • Liquidity Management

May

May 6, 2021 - 10:00am

In this inaugural webinar series for federal risk managers, we will interview Gregory Keith, the Chief Risk Officer of Ginnie Mae.  Ginnie Mae is one of the major market participants in the secondary market for federally insured mortgage backed securities and in that process is exposed to a number of risk issues. The rapid impacts to the national economy, widespread work from home orders and government policy arising from the COVID-19 pandemic have altered the way that credit, operational and cyber risk have to be managed.  Come hear how Ginnie Mae is adapting its risk management activities to address the asymmetric challenges that the COVID-19 global pandemic has brought, as well as some of the creative program enhancements that were required to be stood up in the days following the pandemic’s rise.

Speakers:

  • Gregory Keith, Chief Risk Officer, Ginnie Mae
  • Cliff Rossi, Professor-of-the-Practice Finance Department, Robert H. Smith School of Business
May 19, 2021 - 10:00am

Legendary economist Henry Kaufman shares a classic story that has never been fully told: a first-hand account of the day in August 1982 that would define US economics for decades.

After years of painfully high interest rates and inflation, on August 17, 1982, the stock market posted its second biggest rally since WWII, bond prices soared and interest rates plunged. It was Kaufman who wrote the memo that helped spark this boom that would last for decades.

David Sicilia will interview Kaufman about his new book that details that recounts this momentous day.

Robert H. Smith School of Business
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