Smith Brain Trust

October 28, 2020
How Risk and Gender Affect Fund Manager Performance
Maryland Smith’s Cristian Dezsö says his recent finding of strong performance by R&D-heavy companies managed by women confirms theories that “women have a management style that encourages people to speak up and exchange ideas” and factors in women outperforming men as fund managers.
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October 22, 2020
The CFPB's Missed Opportunity
Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi describes, in a HousingWire op-ed, why the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau needs to rethink its definition of a qualified mortgage loan to be better aligned with industry underwriting.
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October 22, 2020
All of a Sudden, SPACs Are Everywhere
This year, SPACs seem to be all the rage, as companies seek to go public while bypassing the initial public offering process. But, be wary.
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October 21, 2020
What Gamers Should Know about Playing With Stocks
'Don’t confuse luck for skill,' and other advice for 'Animal Crossing' fans who want to play the stock market.
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October 14, 2020
The Central Bank Digital Currency Pivot
How will things change when the banking systems have central bank digital currencies in place? Our experts take a look.
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October 14, 2020
Five Pandemic Lessons for Shoppers
Brick-and-mortar stores are being forced to innovate, renovate, and invent new ways to attract consumers and keep them entertained. Here's what the upheaval means for shoppers.
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October 8, 2020
The Models Are Out of Whack
Mortgage risk models are based on historical information and not equipped for today’s COVID-affected environment, meaning “a balance of art and science” is needed to manage these models.
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October 1, 2020
The Pandemic Is Pushing Women, People of Color Out of Their Careers
Women and people of color are disproportionately stepping back from their careers, as they grapple with pandemic-era pressures. Their exits pose a huge setback for organizations. Here's what they should do about it.
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September 30, 2020
What Went Wrong for Quibi?
Quibi seemed to have it made. Is it too late to right the ship on this short-form video startup?
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September 23, 2020
Equities ‘Boom or Bust’ Debate – Two Years Later
Two years after the first debate, experts convene to spar again. The topic: Stock Market Bull vs. Bear.
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