The Modeller's Miscellany - #60

Show changes comes to Excel. At last.

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Excel update // Show Changes, at last.

After much anticipation, Microsoft has unveiled the new "Show Changes" capability in Excel. With Show Changes, you have the “safety net” of knowing that any changes done by others are being tracked across the entire workbook down to a single cell. It's currently only available in Excel online. Still - it's a start. Read more.

Financial Modelling Awards // Nominations open on Thursday.

The Financial Modelling Awards have one purpose: to celebrate the financial modelling profession. This year there is an expanded judging panel and a broader range of categories. Several categories will be decided by a public vote. Nominations will open on Thursday this week. Read more about the categories and start planning your nominations.

P.S. Stay tuned for more news about the Financial Modelling Summit. We're lining up some excellent speakers and registration will open very soon.

Podcast // Building an anti-racist workplace.

What does it take to move beyond anti-racism lip service and build a truly inclusive workplace culture? In this episode of Adam Grant's Work-Life podcast, psychologist John Amaechi shares powerful insights on inclusion — and several experts weigh in on the latest science of privilege, allyship, and opportunity at work. 

A key takeaway: your culture is defined by the worst behavior you tolerate.Listen here.

Webinar // Three cheers for simple models.

The word "modelling" has never been used as much in public discourse as it has over the past year. This webinar with Eric Bickel will look at what COVID 19 has taught us about decision modelling. Specifically, Eric will look at why simple models outperform complex models, and why frequently it is better to add uncertainty rather than detail. May 20th, 9.30am Pacific. Register here.

Modeller's Miscellany Jobs

If you have a financial modelling related position you’d like us to include, please email

Investment / Financial Analyst - PowerTree - London, UK

Manager - Financial Model Assurance Team - London, UK

Cost Modeller - Downer - Canberra, AUS

Financial Quantitative Modeler - Apollo - LA, California

And finally... for the sheer geeky pleasure of it.

It doesn't take much to trigger my inner nerd. This week I have been obsessed with this website. It's like FlightRadar (another geeky favourite) but for ships. I was waiting impatiently for a new car to be delivered from China and discovered on a user forum what ship it was on. I then became obsessed with tracking the ship's position as it travelled from China to the UK. What I love about this site is the snapshot it gives of global sea trade.Absolutely nothing to do with modelling. But cool. In a very geeky way. Kenny.

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