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May 01, 2007

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Highlights

7th Annual Maryland Finance Symposium 
Co-chaired by Lemma Senbet, William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance, and Vojislav Maksimovic, Bank of America Professor of Finance
The Maryland Finance Symposium, offered biennially by the Smith School’s finance department and held this year on March 29 – March 31, provides a forum for presentation and discussion of issues by leading experts. Topics this year included the limits of arbitrage, CEO overconfidence and myopia, herding and over/under-reaction in financial markets, trading behavior and volume, market timing and consumer finance.

7th Annual Netcentricity Conference 
This year’s Netcentricity Conference focused on the transformation of financial exchanges using information technology, examining the role of electronic markets and related strategies by traders focused on fast trading. Richard Schaeffer ’74, chairman of NYMEX Holdings, Inc., and the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., was keynote speaker; presenters included Albert “Pete” Kyle, Smith Chair Professor of Finance, and Robert L.D. Colby, deputy director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Market Regulation.

Global Security and Enterprise Resilience 
Global Security and Enterprise Resilience, a seminar sponsored by the Smith School Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), explored the security implications of globalization for business and their impact on enterprise resilience and competitiveness. The seminar sought to help improve organizational capacity to respond to emergency, catastrophic, and disruptive challenges – whether natural, accidental, or deliberate.

Upcoming

4th Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective 
May 23, 2007
“Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective,” is presented annually by the Smith School of Business and the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, and co-chaired by Lawrence A. Gordon, Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting, Martin P. Loeb, Deloitte and Touche LLP Faculty Fellow, and William Lucyshyn, a visiting senior research scholar at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. The forum draws a wide range of participants, both researchers and practitioners, from around the world.

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