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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Short-term thinking hurts companies. But finance students at Maryland Smith learn a different approach. They focus on value maximization, not profit maximization.
Critics come down hard on shareholder primacy. But Maryland Smith professor Michael Faulkender says people err when they overlook risk/reward economics.
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.