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The Fanhai International School of Finance of Fudan University successfully held its 2019 opening ceremony for incoming freshmen. Speakers at the ceremony included Professor Chen Zhimin, Vice President of Fudan University; Professor Chu Yongquan, Associate Dean of Fudan’s Graduate School; Professor Wei Shangjin, Academic Visiting Professor of FISF; Professor Chen Shiyi, Secretary of Party Organization; Professor Qian Jun, Executive Dean; Professor Zhang Chunxin, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs; Professor Gao Huasheng, Vice President of Scientific Research; Mr. Wei Gang, General Manager of the Shanghai Stock Exchange; and Mr. Yu Zheng, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of China Oceanwide Holding Group, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Minsheng Holdings, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of Tonghai Investment Group Co., Ltd. One hundred eighty-three freshmen attended to hear these speakers welcome them into FISF.
FISF, on behalf of Fudan University, signed the Strategic Cooperation Memorandum with the people’s government of the Yangpu District of Shanghai and the Shanghai Stock Exchange at the STAR Market forum during the week of mass entrepreneurship and innovation. This memorandum was signed in a joint effort to establish the“Pujiang Practical Training Base for Capital Markets” and to provide innovative consultancy for listed or to-be-listed enterprises in the Yangtze River Delta.
At the closing ceremony of “Shanghai Forum 2019”, Fudan University officially launched ten think-tank reports that were compiled by Fudan Development Institute, two of which were submitted by FISF: Enhancing Innovation, Furthering Opening-up, and Optimizing Resources: Shanghai’s endeavor in building itself into an International financial center and Green Finance to Boost Green Development in the Yangtze River Delta. The two selected reports posited that FISF, with its powerful influence in academic research and in its think-tank discourse, is committed to offering advice and suggestions on major national strategies and hot issues of social and economic development.
FISF successfully launched
a program course related to the STAR market and registration system, titled “Registration-based
STAR Market and New Opportunities of the Capital Market”, which is the first to
be jointly designed and authorized by the academic community and industrial
FISF held its National
Bureau of Economic Research meeting (NBER) at the 2019 China Economic Spring
Conference. The meeting, co-organized by FISF and the School of
Entrepreneurship and Management, Shanghai University of Science and Technology,
was jointly initiated by Wei Shangjin, Academic Visiting Professor of FISF and
Tenured Chair Professor of Columbia University, Fang Hanming, Chair Professor
of the University of Pennsylvania and Dean of the School of Entrepreneurship
and Management, Shanghai University of Science and Technology, and Xiong Wei,
Dean of Shenzhen Finance Institute, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Over 100
experts and scholars from prestigious universities in China, the United States
of America, Singapore, and Europe attended the meeting to discuss various
critical areas and hot topics of Chinese economics and 12 published, high-quality
academic theses. Several professors of FISF also attended the meeting,
including Wei Shangjin, Qian Jun, and Gao Huasheng.
FISF ran series of high-quality video interviews: Fudan Financial Review·Financial Power in China. The program was hosted by FISF professors and invited a variety of top financial and economic experts from China and abroad to hold in-depth discussions on leading financial and economic topics. The videos will be broadcast on the website and WeChat account of FISF, Xinhua News Agency, People’s Daily, First Financial, Tencent, Youku, Wall Street News and other platforms.
FISF successfully hosted "the Second Shanghai International Finance Forum", which brought together political leaders, industry Elites and academic experts from home and abroad to discuss the world economic outlook and China's capital markets. More than 500 distinguished members from government, institutions, business and academia and over 30 domestic and foreign members of the media attended the forum, making it a signature event of the school and for the new year.
The App of Fudan Finance Review was launched. The electronic version of the journal will be updated together with the paper version.
The first edition of Fudan Finance Review, founded by FISF and Fudan School of Economics, was published. Prof. Shangjin Wei from Columbia Business School, also a Fanhai Visiting Professor, is the chief editor. Prof. Jun Zhang, Dean of Fudan School of Economics, is the co-chief editor. Fudan Finance Review is a platform for international experts from finance, economics, enterprises and governments to share new ideas and conduct intellectual stimulating discsussions.
The 5th Fanhai Economics and Finance Symposium was successfully held. Prof. Shangjin Wei, Prof. Jun Qian, Prof. Huasheng Gao, Prof. Chang Ma, Prof. Xiaxin Wang, Prof. Chunliu Yang, Prof. Pol Antràs from Harvard University, Prof. Hanmin Fang from University of Pennsylvania, Prof. Xiaping Cao from Sun Yat-sen University, Prof. Yuxi Wang from Shanghai Jiaotong University, Prof. Zhikuo Liu from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Prof. Gang Zhang from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business shared their latest research on global value chain, insurance, credit, fund, financial policy, tax, etc.
Finance EMBA Program officially kicked off, aiming to cultivate the financial Elites and industrial leaders with a global vision and local knowledge on finance and capital environment. The first class will admit 60 students, and the courses will begin in September.
FISF issued China Real Estate Finance Stability Index, constructed by FISF and China Real Estate Data Academy. Dean Jun Qian, Vice Dean Huasheng Gao, EED Deputy Director Yuanhong Li, and Sheng Chen, Executive Dean of the Academy jointly launched the Index. The Research Report on the Promotion of Corporate Real Estate Financial Stability can help the enterprises to manage its risk and ensure sound growth. The Real Estate Financial Risk Research- Financial Institutions Directional Rating Report can provide a basis for investment companies to hedge risk.
Finance MBA Program officially kicked off, aiming to cultivate global financial leaders with global vision and profound financial knowledge of both international and Chinese market. The first class will admit 80 students, and the courses will begin in September 2019.
The 4th FanHai Economics and Finance Forum was successfully held. Prof. Jun Qian, Prof. Huasheng Gao, Prof. Zhiguo He, Prof. Yi Xu, Prof. Kaiji Chen, Prof. Qiusha Peng, Prof. Enrique Gabriel Mendoza from University of Pennsylvania, Prof. Xiaoyun Yu from Indiana University and other renowned scholars gathered together to discuss issues in interntional finance and shared their latest research on the China-US trade tension, the information disclosure, asset pricing, monetary policies and so on.
FISF issued Report on Green Transparency of Chinese Enterprises and Index of Green Transparency of Enterprises. Jointly written by FISF, Fudan School of Economics, and Research Institute on Green Economy, the Report evaluates the performance of the environmental information disclosure of listed enterprises and forms an evaluation system that applies to listed enterprises in the heavy pollution industry.
The Belt & Road Market Innovation and Development Forum co-organized by FISF, Fudan School of Economics and Fudan Institute of Belt & Road and Global Governance was successfully held. The Forum attracted many leading experts from around the world, including Hans Peter Lankes, Vice Chairman of IFC, Hanmin Zhou, member of the standing committee of CPPCC, Haoquan Chu, Chief Economist of IFC, Jun Qian, Executive Dean of FISF, Xinbo Wu, Dean of Fudan Institute of International Studies and Guanghua Wan, Dean of Fudan Research Institute on World Economy. Topics included how the Belt & Road Initiative has created a new momentum for the market and how globalization will bring new opportunities and challenges to market participants.
The third Fanhai Economics and Finance Symposium was successfully completed. FISF professors led by Prof. Shang-Jin
Wei, and top scholars from the U.S.A. and China, including professors from Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Pennsylvania State University and Hong Kong University, attended the conference.
The School successfully hosted the forum "New Opportunities for Cross-border M&As", and Dr. Yu Shao, Chief Economist at Orient Securities, chaired the forum. Dr. Shusong Ba, Special-term Professor of FISF, and Chief Chinese Economist from the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Mr. Jiwu Chen, General Manager of Shanghai VStone Investment Management Co., Ltd., Mr. QiweiChen, Founding Partner of ABC Capital and Chairman of ABC Group, and Mr. Xinyu Luo, Secretary-General of Shanghai State-owned Capital Operation Academy, delivered keynote speeches and participated in round-table discussion.
The School successfully recruited 45 faculty members from around the world, including 21 full-time professors, 18 special-term professors, 5 guest/adjunct professors and 1 visiting professor. Among them, 7 members are chair professors at top international schools. The first-class faculty group has laid a solid foundation for the implementation of the school’s goals in research and teaching.
A total of 11 academic papers by 8 FISF professors have been accepted for publication in international A-level journals. The number, quality, and speed of these publications reinforces the School’s rising reputation among academic institutions worldwide.
Professor Bengt Holmstrom of MIT, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics, visited the School and gave a lecture on the development of and challenges facing money markets.
The renovation of the Huangpu Bund campus is completed and open for business. The academic research-orientated Handan Campus and the Huangpu Bund Campus centered on applied research and talent cultivation provide the two venues to support the growth of the School.
FISF successfully hosted the "First Shanghai International Finance Forum", which brought together political leaders, industry elites and academic experts from home and abroad to review and reflect China’s 40 years of “Reform and Openness”, and discuss and preview the new global economic and financial landscape. More than 500 distinguished members from political, institutions, business and academia and over 30 domestic and foreign members of the media attended the forum, making it a signature event of the school and for the new year.
FISF’s management and faculty team attended the annual meetings of the ASSA - one of the world's largest social science academic conferences - in the US and successfully completed the first set of recruiting interviews of the school.
The second Fanhai Economics and Finance Symposium was successfully completed. Professor WEI, Shang-Jin, Prof. XU, Yi, Prof. JIANG, Liang, Prof. TANG, Haihan, and other scholars from prestigious institutions including Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Central University of Finance and Economics, and National Central University(Taiwan) attended the symposium to exchange ideas and achievements.
The School's WeChat Account "FISF-Fudan" was officially launched.
The School establishes the "Master of Finance Program Committee (MFPC)" and the "Executive Education Program Committee (EEPC)", to prepare for the launching of these programs in 2018.
The School announced "Excellence, Responsibilities, and Innovation" as its slogan.
Professor CHEN, Shiyi is appointed as the Party Secretary of Fanhai International School of Finance by the Party Committee of Fudan University.
Only four months after the establishment of FISF, six academic papers by its professors are accepted for publication in top-tier journals, a record for a new school.
The School successfully recruited 16 faculty members from around the world, including 9 full-time professors and 7 special-term professors. Among them, 4 members are chair professors at top international schools. The first-class faculty group has laid a solid foundation for the implementation of the school’s goals in research and teaching.
The first Fanhai Economics and Finance Symposium was successfully held and attracted scholars from top international schools including Johns Hopkins University, University of Toronto, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and China Europe International Business School.
The logo of FISF was officially introduced.
Professor Qian Jun became the Executive Dean of Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University (hereinafter referred to as “FISF”). The School aims to become a world-class institution in academic research, in teaching and educational programs, and in global influence. FISF is the first business school jointly established by an university, enterprise and government. China Oceanwide Holdings Group donated a total of RMB 350 million (excluding the construction of two campuses) to establish the school. This marked as the largest donation for a single school from a single enterprise in the history of education in China.
On November 17, 2016, Fudan University, China Oceanwide Holdings Group and Shanghai Huangpu District Government signed an agreement to establish Fanhai International School of Finance.