A study of the world’s top researchers identifies 18 from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in the top 2% of the most-cited scholars and scientists worldwide. The study, published in the journal PLoS Biology, looks at 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields and ranks researchers for their career-long impact by the number of times their work is cited in other research. The research was led by Stanford University, based on data from Elsevier’s Scopus, an abstract and citation database of research publications.
Russ Wermers is Professor of Finance at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park, where he won a campus-wide teaching award during 2005 and a Krowe Teaching Award (within the Smith Business School) during 2013. His main research interests include studies of the efficiency of securities markets, as well as the role of institutional investors in setting stock prices. In addition, he studies and teaches quantitative equity strategies, and is currently researching microfinance institutions in Thailand. Most notably, his past research has developed new approaches to measuring and attributing the performance of mutual funds, pension funds, and hedge funds, as well as devising winning strategies for investing in these funds.
When it comes to diversity, the investment industry has a ways to go.
That fact, while well known, was further illuminated this month in a survey from the Diverse Asset Managers Initiative (DAMI) and discussed in “Diversity and the Bottom Line,” a webcast hosted by the Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Living through a climate-related disaster can be a harrowing experience for anyone. For professional money managers, it can even impact their investment decisions, according to recent research from the Center for Financial Policy (CFP) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
New research from Maryland Smith finance professor Russell Wermers rebuts a critique of another paper he and two co-authors published in 2010 that introduced a new way to evaluate mutual fund performance.
New research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business pioneers a way to sift through the thousands of active mutual funds to winnow them down to a set of the best ones to invest in.
In ‘The Second Objective Function,’ CFP launches a free webinar series that explores the environmental, social and corporate governance questions that are most pressing for organizations and investors today.
Can a firm’s level of CO2 emissions predict the level of returns for its shareholders?
“Stories abound in life,” Maryland Smith’s Russell Wermers said, opening a webinar discussion Tuesday. The topic: Narrative economics, with Nobel laureate Robert Shiller.
Shiller, who received the 2013 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, has recently written a book “Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events,” about stories and how they affect the way people think.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – What stocks do the smartest fund managers love, and are they worth knowing?
Recently exploring this question, Investors Chronicle revisited a 2012-published study by Maryland Smith’s Russell Wermers showing mutual fund managers, in aggregate, have better stock selection abilities than other investors.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Amid news about the Covid-19 pandemic, recent volatility in financial markets and potentially devastating economic impacts, investors have been feeling pretty jittery these days.