The 2013 Financial Modeling World Championships
Perella Weinberg Partners
“The Young Phenomenon”
“The British Banker”
“The Man. The Brand.”
“Harvard Whiz Kid”
LOT Polish Airlines
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
ModelOff, the Financial Modeling World Championships, will culminate in a Live Finals event in the spiritual home of Financial Modeling, New York City. Finalists will do battle in front of high profile global judges (Simon Benninga, Mr Excel and Kiel LaFrance) for the title of Financial Modeling World Champion and a $30,000 USD first prize.
ModelOff is a fun, innovative and professional competition for students and professionals to develop and test their financial modeling skills against their friends, colleagues and top modelers from around the world. Participants from over 100 countries progress through Two Online Qualification Rounds with a Live Finals Event held in New York. Find out more >>
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.
Prize categories include:
ModelOff draws upon the expertise of some of the World’s Best Financial Modelers to design and construct the questions used in The Financial Modeling World Championships. Take a closer look at some of the contributors here.