Talent Rank

A platform for every candidate to show their skills.

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For Candidates

I want a to prove I’m the right candidate for

Show your skills

Forget memorising Black-Scholes the night before. Assessors at top institutions are looking for raw skills, not advanced regurgitation. Talent Rank is the only way to prove you have what it takes, irrespective of what you study or what university you attend.

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Talent Rank is all about merit. Taking part already puts you well above your competition. But perform well and you can earn a recognised and unique credential, access amazing job opportunities and get invited to the Talent Rank Future Leader Network.

Stand out in interviews

Many candidates secure an interview, but very few nail it on the day. By immersing yourself in business/market scenarios happening right now, not only will you build interview content, your commercial understanding and confidence will be unparalleled.

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Talent Rank’s Scenario-based Challenges

Typical Challenge Loop

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Candidates decide on a confidence interval representing their analysis of a business scenario. For example, Volkswagen’s share price in the midst of the emissions scandal.

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Candidates then compose a 140-character ‘rationale’ justifying this analysis and conveying their ideas as clearly and concisely as possible. This will be judged by their competitors at the next stage.

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Finally, candidates bet on three rationales written by other candidates - selecting the arguments that appear to be of the greatest calibre and credibility. For every rationale that turns out to be correct, they earn points.

Live Analysis conducted by our Users

Rationales being submitted by Talent Rank candidates right now

Nalataporn123

Increasing forcasting for both inflation and the depth of the recession in Latin America’s biggest economy and Brazil is the worst.

Nalataporn123's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

Disha

Brazil is recovering slowly and with continuing oil price fluctuations, rate around 3.8-4.1 expected in near future.

Disha's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

russellli

Though US growth worries pulling down USD, Brazil is facing deeper recession and soaring inflation. BRL will further devalue for at least 8%

russellli's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

matthieu.labouche

Pressure on Brazil due to the drop in oil prices + bad economic performance + Invesco recommendation (depreciation of 8-10%)

matthieu.labouche's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

earthhero1

Brazilian Real Declines as Inflation, Economic Outlooks Worsen. Expect the economy to shrink 3.21% this year. So ,3.9-4.1 next week

earthhero1's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

rookie101

Brazil's economy is headed for a deeper recession while policy makers struggle to control inflation, depreciation against dollar to continue

rookie101's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

ismail

BRL pressured down. by iron ore slowdown, but Yellens hint at slower rate hikes ystd is far + concerning for USD. Pair will SLIGHTLY go up

ismail's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

LorenzoMetry

Price support at 3.86 holds successfully even given broad USD weakness, making way for a new rebound into the mid 3.90s.

LorenzoMetry's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

Bohui

The Brazil’s economy is headed for a deeper recession, which expected to shrink 3.21% this year because of unavoidable inflation rate.

Bohui's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

[email protected]

Brazil is heading towards a deeper recession meanwhile Real needs to be weaken, hence expecting the USD to grow stronger against the Real.

[email protected]'s view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

neroryan

Brazil's economy is expected to contract by 3.21% and inflation estimate rises from 7.26% to 7.56%, both figures pushing BRL to depreciate.

neroryan's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

jamestanehsakdi

Worries over increasingly high inflation and deep recession report (GDP, oil) in Brazil. Thus, expect real depreciation (↑USDBRL).

jamestanehsakdi's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

Huiling

real will continue to depreciate due to deteriorating economy fundamentals

Huiling's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

rorazali

Despite the fact that both economies are experiencing tough times, unexpectedly fast inflation of Brazil will lead to depreciation of BRL

rorazali's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

Dennis

Weak USD, bad macro data, high volatility. But also struggling BR economy and high capital outflows pressuring BRL. Outlook: ~3.952

Dennis's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

jaw210

With the Brazilian economy being in terrible shape I expect BRL to continue depreciating vs USD

jaw210's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

sf1015

The diminishing prospect of a rate rise in the US has strengthened BRL/USD.Ms Yellen refused to rule out further tightening in her testimony

sf1015's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

Jessica

BRL: bad economic, no credible plan. But another interest rate raise for USD is less likely in the short-run(Yellen), BRL devalue slightly.

Jessica's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

FWY010

The USD will appreciate as the dramatic equity market shock recovers. Expect to see a exchange rate at level between 3.85-4.05.

FWY010's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

ria.wadhwa

BRL expected to decline with worsening economic outlook and rising inflation, Zika virus epidemic worsens.

ria.wadhwa's view on the price of USD/BRL in Feb. 11, 2016.

For Institutions

Four Pillars of the Talent Rank Solution

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Avoid gifted candidates slipping through the cracks.

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Continual Challenges loop step 3

Witness skill development and rate of improvement.

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Meaningful Output Data loop step 3

Quantitative assessment of essential competencies.

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The Right Candidate loop step 3

Career-shaping insight for candidate and assessor alike.

Problems

Uncertain Candidates

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More conversion

Seed early interest in the career, the institution and the banking sector.

No room for error

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More insight

Better hiring decisions based on evidential skill, interest and compatibility.

Labour-intensive filtering

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More data

More efficient filtering with automated collection of rank-able, quantitative performance stats.

Limited diversity pool

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More candidates

Give up to 25x the number of candidates the chance to show their skills.

For Educators

A way to offer learning by doing.

UCL

Talent Rank is currently in the curriculum at University College London, grading Masters students via the course Financial Institutions and Markets.

Imperial college business school

Following a successful pilot in Spring 2015, Talent Rank is back in the curriculum at Imperial College Business School from January - providing a grading curve for Masters students taking the class International Finance.

For Diversity

Go beyond the CV to unearth potential.

Talent Rank gives the user complete control over their identity. This means that unsure or disadvantaged students can improve their skills with zero downside. The tournaments are totally equitable and representative - every user stands the same chance no matter who they are. The anonymous, skill-based nature of Talent Rank means prior knowledge, degree choices and university attended are effectively redundant. Genuine ability is always the deciding factor.

The lacklustre diversity pool available to Recruiters is a universal problem - it’s clear that a significant number of potentially brilliant candidates see certain roles as simply out of reach. With Talent Rank, no longer will a student's financial background, gender or schooling be a determinant of whether they feel they can apply to an internship or graduate position. We are unearthing the true potential in those that underestimate their own ability, giving them the means to prove they are the right candidate regardless of circumstance.

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