New ‘Federal Risk Academy’ Certificate Program to Launch from Maryland Smith’s Center for Financial Policy

The Center for Financial Policy (CFP) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and Deloitte have jointly developed a new risk management training program they will deliver to government financial professionals beginning on Jan. 11, 2022. The certificate program, called the Maryland Smith Federal Risk Academy, will provide thought leadership, training, and special events to federal employees engaged in credit, banking, loans, grants, insurance and other market activities.

Why Italy’s Economy Stopped Growing

For the past quarter-century, Italy’s economy has been nearly stagnant – not because of trade shocks, bad government, labor market problems, or lack of technology advancements, but because of a management style that is holding the country back, finds research from Maryland Smith’s Bruno Pellegrino.

Improving Access To Banking Without Sacrificing Profits

New research explores a successful bank making an impact in poor, rural areas in Africa.

FDIC Chairman Gives Context to 2008 Financial Crisis

Factors and implications surrounding the financial crisis of 2008 was the focus of a recent presentation by Martin J. Gruenberg, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, hosted by the Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Smith Professor of Finance Haluk Ünal introduced Gruenberg to students, faculty and staff gathered in the Frank Auditorium for the Nov. 3, 2017 event, titled “The Financial Crisis and its Aftermath.”

Three Ways Trump’s Tax Plan Would Affect Families

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – President Donald Trump’s tax reform proposal, as unveiled last week, would reduce income taxes for many Americans, says William Longbrake, an execut

Market Reaction Muted after Greece 'No' Vote

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- U.S., European and Asian stock markets all fell in response to Greece rejecting austerity plans demanded by international creditors. But the market reaction was more muted than analysts had expected, reports the BBC. Those experts include William Longbrake, executive-in-residence at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.

Three Culprits for Slow Economy

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- Not reaping the expected benefit of cheap oil, the U.S. economy shrank at an annualized pace of 0.7 percent in the first three months of this year.

'Say on Pay' Curbs Excessive Compensation—in Some Cases

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- Say on Pay, which gives shareholders a nonbinding vote on executive compensation, leads companies to reduce excessive pay in certain circumstances. That's according to new research by Russ Wermers, a professor of finance at the University of Maryland's Robert H.

Seven Keys to Understanding the Strong Dollar

By Kristen Fanarakis

Picking a Mutual Fund Manager? Look for Low Fees

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- Finding a stock picker who can beat the market can be daunting, as many mutual funds that outperform over a short period struggle to repeat the feat in the long run. Russ Wermers, professor of finance and director of the Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.

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