How ModelOff Works
ModelOff competitors will first battle it out in Round 1, a 2 hour online contest held simultaniously around the world. This will be require you to work through a number of case studies, each consisting of a variety of multiple choice questions. Some Case Studies may require you to build a Financial Model in order to answer the questions.
Case Studies may relate to topics such as Discounted Cash Flow Modeling (DCF) as well as Practical, Theory and Excel related problems (for more info see the ModelOff Framework). Round 1 will be conducted completely online and participants will compete individually, so all you need is a computer, internet connection and a copy of Excel. We encourage you to use the latest Microsoft 2010 Excel version throughout the competition.
Top competitors will then progress to Round 2. This will be structured very similar to Round 1, but with more challenging questions, so you better bring your A-Game!
ModelOff will culminate in a Live Finals Event held in the spiritual home of Financial Modeling, New York City. The Top 16 Finalists will be flown to New York to do battle in front of 3 global judges and will be set a variety of challenges testing Innovation, Speed, Data and Risk understanding, Best Practice Modeling Theory and more.