Wermers Featured in SEC Dialogue on Investor Protection and Market Efficiency

Russell Wermers, professor of finance and director of the 

The Six Big Bank Risks for 2017

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — The risk landscape for banks has changed since last year. For starters, Congress and the Trump Administration have started discussions on a regulatory overhaul. And, meanwhile, interest rates are on the rise, and the Federal Reserve is shifting its focus toward maintaining economic gains made in the past few years. 

Life after Buffett Looks Good for Berkshire

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- Berkshire Hathaway shareholders should feel reassured to see younger executives stepping up as retirement looms for chairman and CEO Waren Buffett, said David Kass, a Berkshire investor and finance professor at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

New AG to Keep Heat on Mortgage Lenders, Smith Expert says

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- Newly confirmed U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has a strong record for going after mortgage fraud, says Cliff Rossi, professor of the practice at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He anticipates that Lynch will reinforce predecessor Eric Holder’s actions to hold lenders accountable for their role in the 2008 financial crisis.

Smith Undergrads Score High in Bloomberg ‘Talent Search’

Finance majors at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hold three of the top five spots in a September ranking of Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) scores. Alexander Wilson (second), H. Addison Euhus (third) and Jonah Weisel (fifth) placed in the “America’s Top 5” BAT scores in the latest Bloomberg Institute Hall of Fame listing.

OFR Director Visits Campus

The head of the federal Office of Financial Research visited the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on May 14, 2013 to recruit experts to help mitigate a U.S. financial crisis.

An Analyst's Actual Impact

How much do analysts really move markets? New research examine the role that reports play in determining an analyst's future at big investment banks.

Teaching Finance the Maryland Smith Way

Short-term thinking hurts companies. But finance students at Maryland Smith learn a different approach. They focus on value maximization, not profit maximization.

Here’s What’s Missing From the Shareholder Primacy Debate

Critics come down hard on shareholder primacy. But Maryland Smith professor Michael Faulkender says people err when they overlook risk/reward economics.

The Cross Section of Commodity Returns

What’s the most useful way to look at commodity prices? A team of Smith School researchers sought to answer that question by examining commodity futures returns over a 42-year period.

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