The Victory Bank is pleased to sponsor four students from Ursinus College in the 2019 CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition. The competition was created to increase insight into the community banking business model and inspire students to seek careers in banking.
A record number of college student teams have signed up for the 2019 Community Bank Case Study Competition, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). Now entering its fifth year, the CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition is the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate research competition on community banks. Participating with 95 other student teams from 63 colleges and universities across the United States, students will connect with experienced leaders in the banking profession and develop case studies. Student teams will produce both a research paper and a video summarizing their findings.
The case studies will be based on regulatory relief. Focusing on the recently-passed regulatory relief bill, students will be asked to identify how a bank has or will be able to take advantage of its provisions and to estimate the resulting economic impact on the bank and community. They will outline additional changes that could have been included in the bill to produce even greater benefits to the bank and local economy. Upon completion of the competition, CSBS hopes to collect evidence to present to Congress in support of regulatory relief, while also identifying supplemental policies that could further benefit local communities.
Each of the case studies will undergo three rounds of judging by three separate panels of banking experts. The top three scoring teams will be announced at the CSBS State-Federal Supervisors Symposium in San Antonio.
The student teams compete for an academic scholarship, a chance to get their work published in an academic journal and an opportunity to attend the annual CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking Research Conference, held in St. Louis in October. For more information, visit www.csbs.org/bankcasestudy.
The student participants include (L/R): Gemma Dufoe, Bridget Sherry, Brett Korn, Jorge Arrisueno, and special thanks to Dr. Andrew Economopoulos, Ursinus professor, who is advising the students.
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