Our Research Driven Investment Executive Education training for the China Life Asset Management Group was a seven-day program combining classroom lectures and activities with site visits to leading financial institutions in the New York City area that are involved in asset allocation. China Life top management executives were exposed to the latest thinking about best practice in asset allocation in China and the rest of the world. The course covered central topics such as large-scale asset allocation, financial risk management, political risk, current trends in international capital markets and finance, global financial regulation, and new financial instruments and processes, such as securitization. Leading Columbia University faculty and top practitioners from Wall Street led the interactive classroom sessions.