Wermers Becomes First Paul J. Cinquegrana Chair in Finance

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has named Russ Wermers as the Paul J. Cinquegrana ’63 Endowed Chair in Finance. Named for the late Paul J. Cinquegrana ’63, the newly created endowed professorship was established by a gift bequeathed to Maryland Smith by his late wife, Betty Cinquegrana.

SEC Chair Kicks Off Annual Conference on Financial Regulation

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler is looking to the future – one oriented around the intersection of finance and technology, climate change and human capital. Gensler's remarks opened the eighth annual Conference on Financial Market Regulation, which offers a forum for leaders from academia, government, the financial sector, and the Securities and Exchange Commission to discuss regulatory policies and relevant industry topics.

18 Maryland Smith Professors Named Among Top 2% Worldwide

A study of the world’s top researchers identifies 18 from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in the top 2% of the most-cited scholars and scientists worldwide.

CFP Event Explores Diversity and the Bottom Line

When it comes to diversity, the investment industry has a ways to go. That fact, while well known, was further illuminated this month in a survey from the Diverse Asset Managers Initiative (DAMI) and discussed in “Diversity and the Bottom Line,” a webcast hosted by the Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Investors and ESG

In ‘The Second Objective Function,’ CFP launches a free webinar series that explores the environmental, social and corporate governance questions that are most pressing for organizations and investors today. Can a firm’s level of CO2 emissions predict the level of returns for its shareholders?

The ‘Narrative Economics’ Playing Out Now

Center for Financial Policy Hosts Nobel Laureate in Global Webinar “Stories abound in life,” Maryland Smith’s Russell Wermers said, opening a webinar discussion Tuesday. The topic: Narrative economics, with Nobel laureate Robert Shiller.

Maryland Smith’s Russ Wermers Named to SEC Advisory Committee

Maryland Smith finance professor Russ Wermers was selected by the Securities and Exchange Commission to serve on its new Asset Management Advisory Committee, formed to offer advice and recommendations to the SEC on how regulations and industry trends impact investors.   

Smith Master of Finance Rises to No. 2 in U.S.

The Master of Finance program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business climbed to No. 2 in the United States in a Financial Times report published on June 18, 2018. The Smith School debuted in the ranking at No. 4 in 2017. Overall, the school improved from No. 38 to No. 30 in the Financial Times annual report, which assigns scores in 17 performance categories. Only MIT Sloan School of Management ranked higher among U.S. programs.

Wermers Featured in SEC Dialogue on Investor Protection and Market Efficiency

Russell Wermers, professor of finance and director of the 

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