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The Centre for Risk Studies, in conjunction with McKinsey & Company, is pleased to announce the 2020 annual risk prize. An award will be made for the best submission on risk management by a current postgraduate student at the University of Cambridge.

The three finalists will be announced in early June 2020. The winner will be awarded a prize of £3,000 at the Centre for Risk Studies' annual conference on 23 June 2020. The prize award ceremony will be at a plenary session attended by finance, industry and academic delegates. Judges will include members of McKinsey's Global Risk Practice, the Editor-in-Chief of the McKinsey Working Papers, and members of the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School. Eligibility for the prize and honourable mentions requires attendance of the prize award ceremony. 

How to apply

Entries should be in the form of an illustrated document no longer than 10 pages, including appendices and references. Exhibits and data tables are encouraged. The subject matter should speak directly to risk management in areas such as governance, risk in strategy, risk modelling, risk metrics, or risk as a general subject. Potential subjects include regulation, corporations, global strategy and financial institutions.

Entrants are encouraged to view McKinsey's latest thinking on risk

Entrants taking the Easter Term elective, "Risk Management and Strategic Planning", may submit their course projects for the risk prize. The prize is open to all postgraduate students at the University of Cambridge.

Entries should be submitted as a single document in PDF format by midnight 29 March 2020 by emailing with a subject line of "RISK PRIZE: your name and paper title".