New Smith Center for Financial Policy

Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland launched its new Center for Financial Policy earlier this week with a roundtable discussion on the hotly debated issue of “Executive Compensation — Practices and Reform.”  The event featured keynote speaker Kenneth Feinberg, a well-known lawyer and mediator recently appointed to be the Obama administration’s special master for compensation.

Poised to offer an unbiased source of expertise on complex policy issues related to financial institutions, financial markets and public companies through cutting edge education and research, the Center for Financial Policy intends to interact with policy makers to provide impartial help in steering and influencing policy.

This roundtable, one of several events this fall that launched the center, is considered an important initiative of the Smith School and designed to mobilize Smith faculty to address critical issues in the complex world of financial markets.

“The financial crisis highlighted the need for a broader, interdisciplinary perspective to addressing financial policy and corporate governance issues,” said Lemma Senbet, the William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance and director of the Center for Financial Policy.

“Our hope is for government financial regulatory agencies, congressional staffers, industry associations, and corporations to look to the center as a partner and champion of best practices in the financial arena.”

To read more about this event, and the new center, click here.


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