The Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) ThinkTank is a policy research institution created by the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Its mandate is to convene experts and scholars worldwide to conduct research on strategic, forward-looking policy issues related to China's economic and financial development based on the state policy context and mission deployment. Areas of focus include advancing Shanghai as an international financial center, Fintech, financial innovation and sustainable finance. It presents research reports and recommendations to financial management departments and carries out research assignments delegated by pertinent management departments.
The SAIF ThinkTank's core research team comprises faculty from the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance and researchers from the China Academy of Financial Research.
The ThinkTank has assembled a team of senior researchers from government, industry, and academia. By cultivating young research talent, it has built a sustainable, multi-level talent pool capable of meeting diverse research demands, from government-commissioned assignments to independent projects.
[SAIF ThinkTank Key Report] Issue 14 - Emphasizing the statistics and promotion of venture capital to support the development of Sci-Tech Innovation Finance in Shanghai
Equity investments, represented by venture capital and private equity, play a significant role in supporting the development of Shanghai as an international financial center and an international hub for Sci-Tech innovation. However, there remains a noticeable lack of official and authoritative information reporting and statistics on venture capital in Shanghai. Therefore, this article analyzes and elaborates on the strengthening of information statistics and promotion for venture capital in Shanghai.
[SAIF ThinkTank Brief Report] Issue 29 -S Funds Welcome an Opportunity Window: Various capital sources seek investment targets, coinciding with the wave of existing equity fund exits
In 2023, there has been a significant increase in government and industry attention toward S Funds. Over the past decade, China's equity investment industry has flourished, with the total size of existing funds exceeding 20 trillion yuan. Currently, many existing equity funds are approaching the mid-to-late stage, resulting in a growing demand for exits. With tight IPO conditions and limited alternative exit routes, S Funds are poised to become a crucial avenue for exits. The China S Fund market has a promising future and is about to witness historic new opportunities for development.
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