The Rise of the Oft-Misunderstood CRO

When the Smith School's Cliff Rossi was chief risk officer for Citigroup's Consumer Lending Division, few people understood the role. Things have changed since then. Rossi explains the evolution and what's next.

Dec 15, 2017
Buying a Home in 2018? What You Should Know

With three or four Fed rate hikes anticipated in 2018, mortgage rates will edge higher. But the borrowing environment will remain favorable, Smith School professor Clifford Rossi says. He takes a look at the housing market as we head into a new year.

Dec 14, 2017
Why Is Bitcoin Still Rising?

Bitcoin continued to defy gravity this week, even as many prepared to watch it plunge. And no one seems quite sure why. The Smith School's Albert "Pete" Kyle says he believes the cryptocurrency's plunge is inevitable. It may just be a bit delayed.

Dec 13, 2017
A Cashless Society: From Fintech to Regtech

Are we headed for a cashless society? Financial technology or "fintech" makes it a real possibility, but sparse regulation leaves this new world feeling like the Wild West.

Nov 16, 2017
Your Salary Negotiation Is About To Change

How do you close the gender wage gap? Maryland is taking one step, adopting a law that will ban companies from inquiring about a job candidate's salary history.

Nov 15, 2017
Showing ‘Moral Courage’ on DACA

As lawmakers continue to grapple to find a fix for the DACA program, the Smith School's William Longbrake explains why it's imperative, strategically and morally, for business leaders to weigh in.

Nov 03, 2017
What Powell's Fed Chair Will Mean for Stocks

For stock markets, the nomination of Jerome "Jay" Powell comes as welcome news. Powell represents continuity for monetary policy in the United States, the Smith School's David Kass says. 

Nov 02, 2017
How To Avoid Future Stock Market Crashes

Oct. 19, 1987: Black Monday. Wall Street saw its biggest single-day stock market drop in history. Now the Smith School’s Albert “Pete” Kyle shares ideas on how future crashes might be prevented. 

Oct 19, 2017
The Looming Risk of Low Fees

The race between active and passive investment management is becoming really interesting. After years of growth among passive funds, experts are starting to ask: What's at risk?

Oct 16, 2017
Why Thaler's Work and His Nobel Prize Matter

There was a time when Richard Thaler's research was controversial. Now he has the 2017 Nobel prize in economics. The Smith School's Francesco D'Acunto discusses why his work is so influential.

Oct 12, 2017