Reddit AMA: Smith’s Clifford Rossi Gives Climate Finance Insights

Reddit featured UMD professors Clifford Rossi and Tim Canty in a "climate finance" Ask Me Anything session, highlighting their collaboration in climate finance education and their new MS in Climate Finance and Risk Management degree.

New UMD Smith SERC-ABA Report Defines ‘Basel III Endgame’ Flaws

Federal regulators are drafting new capital rules for banks, contested by industry experts like Clifford Rossi, Professor of the Practice and Director of SERC at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Rossi argues against the rules as he warns of adverse economic impacts.

Smith MQF Team Excels in ‘Credit Risk Transfer’ Project for Freddie Mac

In a notable academic endeavor, students from Smith's Master of Quantitative Finance program undertook an experiential learning project, crafting a model for valuing credit risk transfer (CRT) securities for Freddie Mac. Led by Professor Clifford Rossi, their rigorous methodology and innovative approach signal advancements in mortgage finance.

SERC Previews Mortgage Climate Risk Analyzer for State Officials

The Maryland Department of Emergency Management collaborates with the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business to develop a Mortgage Climate Risk Analyzer. Led by Professor Clifford Rossi, the tool assesses climate-related risks to homeowners, aiding in disaster preparedness and resiliency efforts.

The Case for Enterprise Risk Management in Higher Education

Companies have managed risk for years. Traditionally, each business unit evaluates and handles their own risk, then reports to the CEO. Now, conventionally, the practice is holistically evolving to “enterprise risk management” or “ERM.”

Commercial Real Estate in Demise?

Pre-pandemic, healthy demand for office and retail spaces signaled a growing commercial real estate (CRE) market. Loans were readily available, often with favorable terms. But the COVID lockdowns shifted the landscape significantly with businesses shuttering and employees transitioning to remote work.

New Analysis Examines Hurricane Risk Implications for Low-to-Moderate-Income Mortgage Borrowers

Study reveals hurricane risk impact on Florida housing market and economically vulnerable borrowers. With Hurricane Idalia's $9.36B toll and Florida's insurance market crisis, Smith Enterprise Risk Consortium examines US hurricane risk and housing market vulnerability. Focus on Florida's high-risk areas unveils impact on minority and low-income borrowers. Insights crucial for preparedness.

Smith Experts Assess Drug Manufacturing Risk from Natural Hazards

A July tornado that tore across the Rocky Mount, N.C., region left severe damage including to a Pfizer facility. Amid subsequent supply chain disruption, the manufacturer alerted hospitals to a list of 12 drugs available only through emergency orders “due to their high medical need,” effective “immediately and until further notice.” The disruption further prompted action from risk management expert Clifford Rossi and students in the Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF) program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Smith Launching an Enterprise Risk Consortium

COLLEGE PARK. Md. – June 1, 2023 – An initiative targeting both industry practitioners and students to advance their knowledge and skills in risk management and to provide innovative risk analytics tools and modeling capabilities to institutions is forthcoming from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Is Your Maryland Home At Risk for Damages from Climate Disasters?

Many Maryland homeowners are increasingly faced with the threat of costly home repairs from extreme weather events. With climate change, these events are becoming more frequent and more intense. And that could mean bigger problems for homeowners – particularly those who don’t have the extra cash to handle repairs.

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