Our goal is to become one of the leading research institutes in China and Asia that specialises in quantitative finance. We work on practical interdisciplinary problems in finance, financial engineering, risk management and asset allocation as well as those new emerging areas including artificial intelligence and intelligent systems in finance, and disseminate our results internationally through high-quality and practical research outputs. So far, we have achieved research outcomes in big data learning in financial markets and continue to develop the platforms which integrate algorithmic trading and asset management with artificial intelligence technologies. Apart from these, Research Institute of Quantitative Finance organises regular research events such as the annual Workshops on Quantitative Finance and the China Financial Markets and Derivatives Conferences. Also, the Institute has developed closed relationships with a number of financial corporations by focusing on the applications of academic research outcomes in industry.