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May 08, 2018
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On the morning of May 4, 2018, Lemma Senbet Fund fellows presented their final reports to Alex Triantis, dean of the Smith School, and the Smith Foundation Board. Seniors David Niezelski and Jacob Biedronoski led the presentation, highlighting overall gains and successful decisions made over the past year. While the equity market for the past 12 months gave the team reasonable hurdles in finding value-driven theses, the cohort persevered and ultimately achieved higher returns and betas than previous years. Humbly, the team attributed their success in...

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...

Jan 31, 2018
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ARE YOU A JUNIOR FINANCE MAJOR AND WANT TO...

Deepen your financial analysis and modeling skills?
Make real-life investing decisions?
Manage $1 million dollars?
Complete valuation and equity analysis?
Develop trading strategies?
Network with alumni at companies such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and more?

Nov 17, 2017
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Nov. 2-3, 2017, nearly 200 students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business traveled to New York City for the annual “Smith in the City” trip. The trek featured visits to about three dozen companies and an alumni networking event, where students were able to connect with about 130 alumni.

Jun 14, 2017
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the 14th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders for 2017, as recommended by faculty members.

Jan 09, 2017
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Forbes 30 Under 30 has selected two rising stars from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business for its newest class, announced on Jan. 3, 2017. Hungry Harvest cofounder and “Shark Tank” dealmaker Evan Lutz, a 2014 Smith School graduate, appears on the social entrepreneurs list, and Starwood Capital Group vice president Akshay Goyal, a 2010 Smith School graduate, made the cut in the finance category.

Dec 13, 2016
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More than 200 Girl Scouts came to Cookie College and learned about the business of selling cookies on Dec. 10, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “The girls learned life skills like goal setting and money management that will help them in all aspects of life,” said Sara Tyler, program specialist at the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. “It sets them up for life.”

Jun 11, 2015
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Smith Undergrads’ ‘Woodstock for Capitalists’ Experience includes ‘Buffett v. Mayweather’

This year’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., annual shareholder meeting coincided with the conglomerate’s 50-year anniversary under Chairman Warren Buffett  – and the Floyd Mayweather- Manny Pacquiao boxing showdown.

Jun 05, 2015
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Finance undergraduates in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business engaged with legendary investor Leon Cooperman in a “lunch and learn” session in New York City on May 26, 2015. 

Cooperman, who operates a $9 billion hedge fund as CEO and chairman of Omega Advisors, recounted his career (Read CNBC’s Alpha Addict: The Amazing Career of Leon Cooperman), gave a market outlook and engaged the students in a Q&A.

Mar 26, 2015
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Working professionals with an interest in the Washington, D.C., region have a new source for bite-sized business insights, delivered weekly to their inboxes from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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