Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) was established by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, with strategic and financial support from the Shanghai Municipal Government. It was established strategically for the purpose of building Shanghai into a global financial center, as well as meeting the pressing need of integrating the development of the finance industry in Shanghai and elsewhere in China. Its mission is to become a world class institute of research and higher learning with a world class faculty. SAIF is committed to developing top talents for the financial world and to generate cutting-edge knowledge in financial theories and applications.