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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. 

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Feb 23, 2021

A study of the world’s top researchers identifies 18 from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in the top 2% of the most-cited scholars and scientists worldwide. The study, published in the journal PLoS Biology, looks at 22...

Feb 17, 2021

Maryland Smith finance professor Lemma W. Senbet was appointed to a newly created Independent Council of Economic Advisors in his native Ethiopia by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Senbet, an expert and leader in economic policy in Africa, is the William E. Mayer...

Dec 16, 2020

When it comes to diversity, the investment industry has a ways to go.

That fact, while well known, was further illuminated this month in a survey from the Diverse Asset Managers Initiative (DAMI) and discussed in “Diversity and the Bottom Line,” a...

Nov 12, 2020

Pandemic-era disruptions underscored a troubling reality in the pharmaceutical industry – an outsized reliance on foreign manufacturers for the raw ingredients for drugs sold in the United States.

Oct 13, 2020

When business scholars examine what transpired in the markets in 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the things they’ll study is financial markets stability and the influence of data gaps.

Oct 05, 2020

In ‘The Second Objective Function,’ CFP launches a free webinar series that explores the environmental, social and corporate governance questions that are most pressing for organizations and investors today.

Aug 13, 2020

Series Focused on Mortgage Industry to be delivered by Maryland Smith, Collateral Risk Network

Jul 24, 2020

Is the stock market in bubble territory, ready to burst? Or are these boom times?

Jun 16, 2020

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

Shiller, who received the 2013 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, has...

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