Clifford Rossi

Clifford Rossi

Clifford Rossi is an executive-in-residence and professor of the practice at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Prior to entering academia, Rossi had nearly 25 years' experience in banking and government, having held senior executive roles in risk management at several of the largest financial services companies. His most recent position was managing director and chief risk officer for Citigroup's Consumer Lending Group where he was responsible for overseeing the risk of a $300+B global portfolio of mortgage, home equity, student loans, and auto loans with 700 employees under his direction. While there he was intimately involved in Citi's TARP and stress test activities. He also served as the chief credit officer at Washington Mutual (WaMu) and as managing director and chief risk officer at Countrywide Bank.

Risk Management, Quality Assurance & Fraud Prevention Forum

Considerable meteorological research suggests that the frequency and intensity of North Atlantic hurricanes are on the rise. The focus of this presentation is to assist attendees to better understand the specific impacts of hurricane intensity and frequency on mortgage default.

Clifford Rossi, executive-in-residence and professor of the practice at Maryland Smith, will be moderating the CRO panel on hurricane risk.

September 16, 2020 - 3:15pm

What’s Your Personal VaR?

By Clifford Rossi

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – The recent steep declines in global financial markets driven by uncertainty over a pandemic spread of the Covid-19 virus naturally have individual investors worried about their investment portfolios.

Managing your own investment risk like a bank can provide a way to quantify your appetite for risk under a wide range of outcomes in a consistent and easily understood manner.

Will You Friend Facebook's Cryptocurrency?

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Who will “friend” the new Facebook cryptocurrency? Maryland Smith experts weighed in, after the social media giant’s announcement that it would launch a new blockchain-based payment service, called Libra.

They questioned the timing of the decision, forecast how Facebook might change the cryptocurrency marketplace with the strength of its 2.4 billion monthly active users worldwide, and explored what the move means for traditional banks.


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