The 6th Annual Five Star Workshop in Finance Held at SAIF


The 6th Five Star Workshop in Finance (FSWF) was held on November 28th, 2020 at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. More than 50 senior professors and young scholars from major financial education and research institutions in China shared and discussed the latest research findings, both offline and online. 

FSWF facilitates academic exchanges in China’s financial sector and improves the research quality of young financial scholars by discussing the latest research trends and thesis proposals of financial disciplines in these institutions. The workshop was initiated by SAIF in conjunction with: the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance at Renmin University of China, and the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. Later, more schools joined, expanding membership to nine. These include: the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, Peking University HSBC Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong at Shenzhen, and Fanhai International School of Finance at Fudan University.

The 6th FSWF was hosted by SAIF. Professor Hong Yan (Professor of Finance and Deputy Dean Deputy Dean for Faculty and Research at SAIF), attended and delivered a speech. He highlighted the fact that FSWF is a special platform for young financial scholars to exchange ideas, learn from each other, and discuss the latest research findings. He hoped that the participating scholars would make full use of this platform and carefully absorb comments and suggestions from peers and senior professors.

Fourteen academic papers were shared at the event, which focused on six topics, including: China's banking industry, empirical corporate finance, institutional investors, bond investment, social factors and financial markets, and theoretical and empirical research for asset pricing. Fourteen authors presented on the progress of their papers, while senior scholars discussed and commented on the topics and the contents. Other participants also joined in the exchanges.

Yongxiang Wang (Professor of Finance at SAIF) and Bing Han (Distinguished Professor at SAIF) attended the event and commented on papers. A number of assistant professors organized and attended the workshop, including: Yurong Hong, Qiushi Huang, Jie Li, Jun Li, Xiaomeng Lu, Yiyao Wang, and Chao Zi.