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Enterprise Risk Consortium Forthcoming from UMD Smith

Risk management expert Clifford Rossi to lead initiative targeting risk practitioners in response to evolving climate change events and recent bank failures.
1-Jun-2023 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UMD Smith Names Michael Hoffmeyer as Dingman Center Managing Director

Michael Hoffmeyer will lead a center integral to the University of Maryland’s high ranking for undergraduate entrepreneurship studies.
24-May-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UMD Smith Launching Doctor of Business Administration Program

A new Doctor of Business Administration Program is targeting working professionals with curriculum tracks in information systems and marketing.
10-May-2023 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FHFA’s Changes to Mortgage Fees Increases Risk in the Housing Finance System

On May 1, 2023, a set of new, loan-level price adjustment (LLPA) grids for mortgages purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mandated by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will go into effect. FHFA’s director stated that the rationale for...
25-Apr-2023 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Webinar: FHA Chief Risk Officer on ‘Balancing the Three Lines of Defense’ in Organizations

FHA Chief Risk Officer Mia Pittman will discuss "risk culture, clarity in roles and responsibilities, and distinctions between positional and personal power to the 3LoD model."
29-Mar-2023 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Nonbank Mortgage Companies Bear Close Watching Amid Recent Bank Failures

In the wake of the SVB and Signature Bank collapses, keep an eye on a nonbank mortgage industry that’s prone to excessive risk taking, which at some point will manifest into poor loan‐manufacturing quality resulting in extraordinary losses and...
19-Mar-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Op-ed: Silicon Valley Bank's Failure in Risk Management

What brought SVB down? From a risk management perspective, it made several blunders. The first was in placing large bets on interest rates. Clifford Rossi, who had a front row seat at WaMu’s largest bank failure in U.S. history, gives expansive...
13-Mar-2023 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UMD Smith MBA Programs Now STEM-Designated

The University of Maryland’s Full-Time, Flex, Online and Executive MBA programs now are STEM-Designated, benefiting students pursuing business analytics- and technology-driven careers.
27-Feb-2023 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Pursuing Work-Life Balance Isn’t a Want, It’s a Need for Success

UMD Smith expert gives five keys for supervisors and workers to enhance their approach to work-life balance.
18-May-2023 12:40 PM EDT

Fed-Predicted Recession More Likely Severe than Mild

Finance professor Albert “Pete” Kyle describes how the SVB-fueled banking crisis has created the conditions for a severe recession rather than the mild recession that Federal Reserve economists have predicted.
27-Apr-2023 9:40 PM EDT

Is South Africa Taking a Financial Risk by Conducting Naval Exercises with Russia?

UMD Smith's Lemma Senbet, an advisor to the G20 Compact with Africa, describes the impetus and economic implications of South Africa joining a 10-day naval exercise with Russia and China.
23-Feb-2023 1:35 PM EST

The State of Remote Work Three Years After COVID Emptied Offices

UMD Smith’s Gerald Suarez examines post-pandemic employer-worker dynamics.
15-Feb-2023 2:00 PM EST

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