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2017 MF Alumni Appreciation Event Held Successfully

SAIF MF program was ranked No.1 in Asia and No.14 globally in 2017 Financial Times (FT) MF program tabulation. On July 8th 2017, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) held alumni appreciation event in celebration of this joy at the Xuhui Campus. Around 40 MF alumni, 12 faculty and staff members gathered together for the event and shared this great honor together.

Prof. Jiang WANG, Chair of Academic Council, expressed his heartfelt thanks to faculty, staff, alumni and all MF students in his opening remarks for their hard work and dedicated support. SAIF MF is always committed to becoming one of the top MF programs in the world. Prof. WANG encouraged everyone to work together as always and make MF a better program.

Prof. Chun CHANG, Executive Dean of SAIF, took the alumni in a journey back in time to review milestones of SAIF since its establishment in 2008, and shared the vision of the school. According to data, SAIF developed rapidly on its brand recognition, as well as on the quality of students and teaching. “Although a top ranking is not our direct purpose, it is a recognition of SAIF's model of talent development.” Said Prof. CHANG.

Prof. Feng LI, Deputy Dean of SAIF, then introduced specific information regarding the 2017 FT Ranking. SAIF MF distinguishes itself in the following rankings: “Employment at Three Months” (#1 in the world), “Faculty with Doctorates” (#1 in the world), “Salary Increase” (#5 in the world), “Salary Today” (#7 in the world), “Value for Money” (#7 in the world), “Career Progression” (#1 in Asia), and “International Course Experience” (#1 in Asia). Currently, SAIF MF stands as one of the most prestigious finance programs in Asia.

Prof. Zhan JIANG, Faculty Director of MF Program, introduced the current situation and development plan in the near future from an internal perspective. Ms. Lin YANG, Assistant Director of MF Program, introduced the alumni benefit plan. Alumni representatives were invited to share their feelings and valuable advices for MF program.

Mr. Jun SHAO, Founding and Managing Partner at DT Capital Partners, was invited to give a lecture and share his story of investment and life with participants. Mr. SHAO is currently an executive board member of China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) and co-president of Private Equity Association of Shanghai (PEAS). Mr. SHAO was awarded China’s best venture capitalists on Forbes list from 2006 to 2010 and from 2013 to 2015. He was also recognized as an excellent financial investor by Shanghai Securities News from 2012-2013.

Mr. SHAO shared his experience on both life and investment, and talked about Fintech, AI and other popular topics during the lecture. As a SAIF alumnus, he has high expectations for SAIF students. After the lecture, Mr. SHAO was surrounded by enthusiastic students with plenty of questions. Students hope that Mr. SHAO can give another lecture like this next time.

MF alumni and students had a simple dinner at the school canteen. During the meal, they talked about the development of SAIF MF and recalled the interesting stories during their studies here. We sincerely hope that each alumnus will realize his own dream.

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