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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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Mar 20, 2020

The University of Maryland is actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (termed “COVID-19”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Very rapidly, the virus has been detected in numerous...

Oct 18, 2019

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...

Jan 28, 2019

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has appointed professor Wendy W. Moe as associate dean of master’s programs. In her new role she will serve on the dean’s senior leadership team and oversee all MBA and specialty master’s programs...

Jan 25, 2019

Educator, philanthropist and retired bank executive William Longbrake, DBA ’76, has pledged $1 million to support the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The unrestricted gift will provide flexibility to the school, where Longbrake...

Oct 15, 2018

Senior policymakers from Africa worked together to add rigor to international development decisions under the leadership of Lemma W. Senbet, who completed a five-year term as executive director of the African Economic Research Consortium in summer 2018....

Mar 23, 2018

To make it as a woman in the male-dominated finance industry, you have to be assertive. And key to that is having – or faking – confidence, says Marguerita M. Cheng, CEO of investment advisory firm Blue Ocean Wealth.

Nov 13, 2017

Factors and implications surrounding the financial crisis of 2008 was the focus of a recent presentation by Martin J. Gruenberg, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, hosted by the Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s...

Sep 21, 2017

Russell Wermers, professor of finance and director of the Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, participated in a dialogue on securities market regulation on Sept. 8, 2017 at Securities and Exchange...

Sep 14, 2017

Markets will respond when President Trump nominates a new Federal Reserve chairperson in January 2018. But Wall Street legend and financial historian Henry Kaufman said the reason the decision matters so much has more to do with the Fed’s...

Sep 05, 2017

The Wall Street legend behind a new endowed chair in financial history will speak on Sept. 13, 2017, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Henry Kaufman, a former Salomon Brothers executive who founded his own economic and...

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