Albert Pete Kyle


Albert S. (Pete) Kyle has been the Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business since 2006. He earned is B.S. degree in mathematics from Davidson College (summa cum laude, 1974), studied philosophy and economics at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar from Texas (Merton College, 1974-1976, and Nuffiled College, 1976-1977), and completed his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Chicago in 1981. He has been a professor at Princeton University (1981-1987), the University of California Berkeley (1987-1992), and Duke University (1992-2006).

Robinhood Effect: Why JPMorgan Is Offering Free Stock Trades

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – In a kind of Robinhood effect, JPMorgan Chase recently launched a new digital investing service with deeply discounted trading fees and free access to the bank’s stock research.

It’s seeking to attract younger, millennial investors and striving to fend off competition from fast-growing startups – notably Robinhood Markets Inc. – that offer unlimited, free app-enabled trading services.

Trump’s Tax Reform Plan Under the Microscope

How will President Trump's proposed tax plan affect your household? And how will it change the way Americans pay their taxes, run their businesses, and buy homes? Smith School professos Albert "Pete" Kyle and Michael Faulkender have taken a look at the one-page plan, which calls for cutting the business tax rate to 15 percent and includes a one-time tax of unspecified size on dollars held overseas. It calls for reducing the top personal tax rate to 35 percent and preserves incentives for home ownership while proposing eliminating other tax loopholes. Kyle offers up these insights. Read more...

New ‘Flash Boys’ Exchange Is No Disruptor

Investors fed up with a market “rigged” in favor of high-frequency traders, who use sophisticated software and algorithms to trade in and out of stocks in milliseconds, now have a place of their own, the Investor’s Exchange (IEX) Group. It went live on Aug. 19, 2016, as an alternative to NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange and other SEC-approved exchanges. Proponents of the new exchange say their “speed bump” model, based on a 35-microsecond trading delay, promotes fairness by limiting the ability of high-frequency traders to act on information before it’s seen by smaller traders. Smith School professor Albert “Pete” Kyle remains skeptical. Read more...

Wanted: New European Union Gateway

London has long been Wall Street’s gateway to the European Union. If the city loses its link to the euro, about 40,000 expatriates from big U.S. banks might have to move to Frankfurt, Germany. Smith School professor Albert "Pete" Kyle says that won’t be so easy because Frankfurt is smaller than Charlotte, N.C. "You can’t possibly imagine the whole American banking industry moving from New York to Charlotte any more than you can imagine the European banking industry moving from London to Frankfurt," he tells Marketplace Radio. Read more...

Brexit Countdown: Faculty Perspectives

“Divorces are tough,” says Smith School economist Peter Morici. But Britain nonetheless should break from the “shackles” of its union to a Europe economy locked in ruinous cycles of debt crises and high unemployment. "The EU suffers from chronic slow growth thanks to a smothering bureaucracy and single currency," Morici says. Other Smith School professors foresee challenges if United Kingdom voters opt to separate from the European Union in a referendum on June 23, 2016. Read more...


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