I’m a penultimate-year undergraduate studying the Economics Tripos at the University of Cambridge. I’m particularly interested in the role of investment banking, alternative investments and management consulting in advancing corporate and development agendas’.
As an Indian citizen, I’ve often found myself pondering on the Indian context – that of a rich country with poor citizens if you will, and the multiple results of a disproportionate allocation of resources. This inequality deeply troubles me and working to actively push forward market developments that benefit both developed and emerging markets is especially important to me.
Tasked to the Corporate Finance Division at one of India’s largest full-service investment banks.
Participated in two investor roadshows, including a financial services company seeking a qualified institutional placement issue of USD 0.78 billion.
Evaluated the valuations for previous initial public offerings (IPOs) underwritten by the bank, involving 16 of the 20 largest Indian IPOs between FY 2000 and FY 2016.
Shadowed associates in the preparation of pitch books for upcoming company-specific deals.
Collaborated with the Strategic Consulting and Valuations Division on advising a client on the market potential of developing an industrial and warehousing facility on the outskirts of Mumbai, assessing its income statement, cash flow statement, debt service coverage ratio and the general Indian warehousing market.
Analysed the affordability of a second home for citizens residing in different micro-markets in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region using MS Excel.
Prepared a database of micro, small and medium sized enterprises & banquet halls located in and around an Indian district.
Assessed the feasibility of developing an Active Sports Development and a Senior Living Housing Project for a client.
Part I Result: First Class Honours. Recipient of David Thompson Scholarship.
Treasurer, Effective Altruism: Cambridge
First Year Representative of Policy, The Wilberforce Society
Industrials Sector Analyst, Cambridge University Finance and Investment Society
Worked under the Head of Product and Retention to extensively research the topic of reverse mortgages in the Indian context.
Prepared research questionnaires using MS Word and interviewed nationalised bank managers to gain a further understanding of the market potential of the business including its target audience, base construct, specifications, risks and future prospects.
Designed a hybrid product combining a home loan and reverse mortgage following an analysis of its commercial feasibility using MS Excel.
Documented and presented the research findings using MS PowerPoint to the Managing Director.
Product idea floated into the TATA ecosystem and slated to be adopted as part of its product portfolio.
IBDP Grade: 43/45. Unweighted CGPA: 3.95/4.00.
Economics HL, Mathematics HL, Physics HL, English Language and Literature SL, Spanish ab initio SL, Chemistry SL.
SAT I: 2340/2400. SAT Subject Tests: 2380/2400 (Math Level II, Chemistry, Physics).
Executed and documented three projects aiming to address real estate related issues of Indian citizens:
Cumbersome Nature of the Approval Process for Real Estate Projects in Mumbai – its Economic Impact and Solutions
Challenges in Making Mumbai Slum-Free by 2022
Case Studies: Empowering Citizens using RTI
One of India’s youngest authors at the age of 14.
Sold all 1000 copies.
Featured in prominent Indian newspapers such as The Times of India, Hindustan Times and Mid-Day.
Top Score in India in Chemistry and ICT, IGCSE Board Examinations.
Recipient of Two Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards.
Voted ‘IGCSE Best Citizen of the Year.’
Thank you for writing your imaginative thoughts on paper and explaining that creativity does not happen behind a desk; it is so important, especially in today’s age, to encourage creativity in children anywhere! Inspiration discussed in this book gives readers the information needed and manage their lives better – it is a significant contribution to the lives of those who use it. Congratulations on a job well done! I wish you nothing but success in the future!
Head International School, Jamnabai Narsee School
Anyone can write. But good writing is hard to come by. Like all endeavours it requires dedication, hard work and a great capacity for learning. At a tender and young age Maulik has obviously imbibed the above qualities. I congratulate Maulik and his teachers for commendable achievements in the exacting discipline of creative writing.
Author, Vikram Aditya Book Series for Children
Youth is not wasted on the young in the case of Maulik Jain. Here’s an energetic young mind with an idealistic bent, reviving the long forgotten prose form of the essay – last celebrated in book form perhaps with a nationalist thinker like Rabindranath Tagore.
From comments on the price of a fast-paced life, to the fine line between graffiti as art to vandalism; from reflections on terrorism to deserving and earning educational qualifications – his diverse concerns call for deeper reflections.
Executive Editor, HELLO! (India)
Young thinker Maulik Jain is focused on making us improve ourselves and our world. His combination of grounded thoughts and creative writing make ‘Imagination Unplugged’ an insightful read.
Prolific, perceptive, precise, a writer is unplugged.
Critic, Columnist and Author
Imagination Unplugged make for good reading for youngsters Maulik’s age and is an inspiration for his elders about the future generations of our children.
Principal, Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai
Andheri (West), Mumbai, India