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Apr 12, 2018
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“What course of action would YOU recommend when confronted with a challenging and complicated business issue without clear-cut solutions?”
That is the question that more than 40 finance students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business were recently asked to answer and defend when presented with a real-life situation while visiting the CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals, headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia. The students were led by David Kass, clinical professor of finance and faculty...

Mar 23, 2018
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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.

"I learned to assert myself through the skills that I have," says Cheng, a 1993 graduate of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Cheng began her career on Wall Street as an analyst, but wanted to work more closely with clients. She became a Certified Financial Planner and transitioned into wealth management...

Mar 16, 2018
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All faculty, program directors, deans, department chairs, alumni, and students of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are invited to nominate deserving Smith School faculty members (i.e., tenured, tenure-track, clinical, Professor of the Practice, lecturer, adjunct, or PhD student) for one of several teaching awards. Nominations are due by March 16, 2018, and awards will be presented in May.

Feb 20, 2018
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“You never know what you don't know because I never knew such an industry existed,” said Byron Cordon, a finance and mathematics double major after attending a presentation last week focusing on the equipment leasing and finance industry. The event was held on Feb. 13, 2018, and is one of many co-curricular offerings hosted by the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business Finance Fellows program, which is designed to expand learning outside of the classroom.

Nov 13, 2017
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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 Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Nov 07, 2017
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In spring 2017, dozens of Finance Fellows tackled a case entitled “INFINITI HR – Target or Acquirer?” for their annual Emerging CFOs Case Competition held at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. A couple of weeks ago, the authors of the case, Karen Hallows and Susan White, who both teach in the finance department, presented the same case at an international conference and were awarded the prestigious Jonathan Welch Award for the best finance, accounting or economics case.

Sep 21, 2017
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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 Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington D.C.

Sep 15, 2017
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The massive Equifax data breach has pulled the lid off the credit repository industry and now is drawing fresh scrutiny on the scarcely regulated firms that hold sway over the financial lives of millions of people. The Smith School's Clifford Rossi explains how the breach could transform the industry. Read more......

Sep 14, 2017
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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 recent failures than its successes. “The Federal Reserve has vaulted itself into a position of high prominence not because of its achievements, but because of its shortcomings,” Kaufman writes in his latest book, which he discussed on Sept. 13, 2017, at the Smith School....

Sep 05, 2017
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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 financial consulting firm in 1988, established the Henry Kaufman Chair in Financial History Endowment to protect the status of history research and education at the Smith School for decades to come.

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