Deutsche Börse and Eurex to cooperate with Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) – Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Memorandum of Understanding signed on 27 May
Deutsche Börse AG, Eurex and the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last Friday, 27 May, in Shanghai. The partners want to establish an extended relationship and cooperate in the areas of research and financial education. The common objective is to improve the understanding and knowledge of financial markets in China, Germany as well as other Asian and European countries.
One important element of the cooperation will be the implementation of educational programs. Deutsche Börse and SAIF aim to jointly design and offer lectures, courses and other educational programs at SAIF with focus on Chinese and European financial markets and products in order to foster the understanding of the respective markets. Other important elements will be a cooperation in the area of financial market research and the publication of joint studies.
“We are pleased about our partnership with the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance. Our agreement is another proof of our collaborative approach to cooperate with major academic institutions to support the development of the Chinese financial market”, said Michael Peters, member of the Eurex Executive Board, the derivatives arm of Deutsche Börse AG.
“SAIF and Eurex are looking forward to an extensive cooperation, such as training programs, open lectures, faculty exchange and even study tours. Through such cooperation, the two sides are aiming at a long-term strategic partnership”, said Prof Chun Chang, Executive Director of SAIF.
Deutsche Börse has partnered over the last years with several Chinese exchanges among them Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange as well as several financial institutions. It also opened a Representative Office in Beijing in December 2008 and a Eurex Representative in Hong Kong in 2009. In August 2010, Eurex launched the “Asia Training & Education Initiative”, including a partnership with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where Eurex has sponsored a real-time trading lab.
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