CRISIL Young Thought Leader Program

The CRISIL Young Thought Leader (CYTL) competition is an endeavour to promote and recognise young thought leaders on campus. Since its inception in 2001, CYTL has provided a unique platform to aspiring business leaders to showcase their views on a wide continuum of contextual topics related to the business environment, thereby strengthening the link between academia and industry. We are delighted to invite your participation in the
17th edition of CYTL.

CYTL 2017: Programme details

The CRISIL Young Thought Leader program is an annual competition that recognises game-changing& ideas from campuses. Eligible students can submit dissertations on contextual topics that are evaluated by our esteemed jury and one winning idea per topic is selected. The winners walk away with exciting prizes including a possible internship or job interview with CRISIL.

To know more about eligibility criteria, submission guidelines and awards, please click here.

The registrations are now open for CYTL 2017. Select from a wide range of topics and bring out the thought leader to you!

Global

With businesses becoming more global, how do we ensure our hiring practices are in sync with global trends, sensitive to culture, gender and nationality? There are firms that no longer ask for CVs; fake inputs on CVs is a big challenge; good talent is never looking for a job actively; Can BGV be more social media / data analytics based than on physical documents? These are some questions as TA teams and their CEOs plan their talent strategy for the future.

Many policymakers and bank supervisors argue that the financial system is now much more resilient than before the financial crisis, as a result of increased regulation and capital levels held by the major banks. Yet others argue that the prescriptive nature of many bank capital metrics, such as the regulatory stress tests commonly used by supervisors to determine appropriate capital underpinning, and other regulatory actions, have resulted in markets which are less-liquid, in much risk being moved to the 'shadow-banking' sector, and caused a herding in banks' business models, which increases systemic risk and leaves parts of themarket under-served. What is your view?

Innovation

A wave of disruption is threatening business models across the world. These new entrants have structural cost advantages and are offering solutions that are often simpler, cheaper, or more convenient for customers. The paradigm of profit and revenue is at times replaced with cash burn rate. What do you think are the next set of digital disruptions in fintech? Are there emerging organisations and ideas that are challenging the traditional lending and payments space?

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MIFID II) regulations on the usage of equity and FICC research are scheduled to come into effect from January 2018. These regulations are aimed at bringing transparency towards investor money spent by buy-side firms on sell-side research, corporate access and execution by unbundling these charging from trading commissions. Critically analyse these regulations in light of:

  • How the current sell-side research market structure is likely to change in 2-3 years
  • What strategy should sell-side firms adopt to remain relevant

Analytics

Many policymakers and bank supervisors argue that the financial system is now much more resilient than before the financial crisis, as a result of increased regulation and capital levels held by the major banks. Yet others argue that the prescriptive nature of many bank capital metrics, such as the regulatory stress tests commonly used by supervisors to determine appropriate capital underpinning, and other regulatory actions, have resulted in markets which are less-liquid, in much risk being moved to the 'shadow-banking' sector, and caused a herding in banks' business models, which increases systemic risk and leaves parts of themarket under-served. What is your view?

Agility

Put your best ideas forward. Take part in CYTL. Know how.

  • Eligibility Criteria

    India

    • 1st or final year of MBA / equivalent Masters programme students

    China

    • Penultimate / final year Masters programme or final year Graduation programme students

    Argentina

    • Advanced students (in last 2 years of degree) in Economics, Business Administration, Accountancy or any other field of Economic Sciences

    Poland

    • Penultimate / final year of Masters programme students

    Guidelines and FAQ

  • Participation Guidelines

     

    • Every eligible candidate to submit a dissertation on any of the topics published for the competition
    • Each dissertation should be original and supported by adequate research
    • Each dissertation submitted has to be of maximum 2500 words and shouldn’t use photographs or visuals
    • Group participation is not allowed for CYTL

    Guidelines & FAQ

  • Awards

    Awards and recognition for individual winners

    • CRISIL Young Thought Leader trophy and merit certificate
    • Interview for internship or job at CRISIL*
    • OnePlus 5 128 GB *

    Please note that the business school with maximum number of winners is presented with the R. Ravimohan Award dedicated to our former MD & CEO, late Mr. R. Ravimohan who infused the culture of nurturing young talent in CRISIL.

    *conditions apply

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