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Shidler Seminar Series: Dr. Russ Wermers

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Russ Wermers as he shares his insight and research on choosing the best funds.

  • Date: Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: BusAd Room G102

About the Speaker

Russ Wermers is Professor of Finance and Director of the Center for Financial Policy (CFP) at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park. As Director, Prof. Wermers guides the CFP in its mission of generating research that informs financial policy in the private and public sectors. His main research interests include studies of the efficiency of securities markets, as well as the role of institutional investors in setting stock prices. His past research has developed new approaches to measuring and attributing the performance of mutual funds, pension funds, and hedge funds, which, among other applications, can be used to identify superior active funds. Professor Wermers also studies the investment behavior of these asset managers, as well as the impact of their trades on financial markets. His papers have been published in leading scholarly journals, such as The American Economic Review and The Journal of Finance. He is coauthor of a book on the latest scientific approaches to performance evaluation and attribution of professional fund managers, written for academics and practitioners (published in December 2012)..

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