Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF)
Xiamen University (XMU), founded in 1921, is one of China’s premier universities as designated by China’s National Ministry of Education under the government’s "211 Project", "985 Project" and more recently "Double First-class Initiative”. Encompassing a diverse range of academic and professional disciplines, endowed with a rigorous and highly accomplished faculty, and sustained by a long history as a leading institution for scholarship and research, Xiamen University provides an ideal environment for professional development and academic research. Nestled snugly between green hills and the blue sea, XMU is widely recognized as the most beautiful university in China. The School of Management at Xiamen University (SMXMU), with AMBA and EQUIS accreditation, is the most comprehensive and competitive Top 10 business schools in China. The Ministry of Education (MOE) ranks SMXMU’s accounting No.1 in China. To keep its edge in the field of accounting, SMXMU seeks international cooperation in teaching and academic research with prestigious universities and associations. SMXMU started to sponsor MIT Asia Conference in Accounting from 2016 and has already nominated 5 preeminent professors to attend the Conference since then. The professors were provided by the Conference great opportunities to meet with leading scholars from the United States, Europe and other Asian countries, and consult them on academic questions during the thoughtful and constructive workshops and interactions.
XY Investments is a quantitative asset management company founded by senior investment managers and professors of finance and accounting from the U.S. and China. With headquarter in Shanghai and an office in HK (type 9 license holder); XY Investments is the pioneer in advocating scientific quant investing in the greater China region.By focusing on the research and development of quantitative fundamental strategies that are sustainable and scalable, we strive to provide superior asset management services for institutional and high net worth clients at home and abroad. We believe that finance and economic research is the backbone and growth engine for our business. Through our annual "XY Investments Award for the best paper on financial markets" at CICF, we hope to recognize the Chinese and foreign academia in the study of finance, especially researchers who made important and original contributions to Chinese capital markets' development.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
PolyU School of Accounting and Finance has long been established as a leading provider of tertiary education in accounting. The incorporation of the economics, finance and law disciplines into the School in 2003 made it truly an interdisciplinary family. Carrying the Faculty's motto of "IDEAS" and embracing the University's objective of "Opening Minds. Shaping the Future", the School offers undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes that incorporate recent frontier research findings and professional competency. Among our full-time faculty of around 100, we have built up a critical mass of specialists in key disciplines such as financial accounting, management accounting, finance, auditing, taxation, business law, economics, corporate governance, and accounting information systems. The highly qualified and diverse backgrounds of our faculty members also help advance our interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research, and consultancy within the School. The School has a vibrant research culture and is experienced in organizing different international conferences. There are publications in top-tier refereed journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Economics, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Journal of Law and Economics.
With solidarity and teamwork, the School is committed to enhancing research innovations and bringing excellent teaching into the classroom, "Where New Thinking Creates Business Opportunities".