The Modeller’s Miscellany #116

"Chance favours the connected mind."

-Steve Johnson


Tech

Lessons from building a spreadsheet engine

Over the past couple of years we've featured data visualisation tool Grid several times in the Miscellany. The team at Grid have recently been developing a fully functioning spreadsheet engine. In this article founder Hjalmar Gislason discusses what they've learned. It gives a fascinating insight both into the development direction of Grid, but also into the workings of the spreadsheet engine and the challenges they've faced. Read more.

Interview

Named Ranges with Michael Jarman

Giles recently interviewed Michael Jarman, the current Financial Modeller of the Year, to deep dive into the challenging issue of using Named Ranges within your calculation logic!

Michael is Head of Model Development at Operis, a UK-based model audit and advisory company well known for its modelling approach which makes extensive use of Named Ranges.

Watch the full interview here.

Video

Olivier Blanchard on inflation

In this video interview, macroeconomist Olivier Blanchard gives his views on the current economic outlook and the forces shaping inflationary pressure. Blanchard believes that U.S. inflation is driven more by demand than supply, while in Europe it’s the opposite. He outlines why consumer demand rather than wages is driving inflation. Watch here.

Visualisation

Fantastic graphs and where to find them

If you're looking for a source for data visualisation inspiration, check out this curated list by Minna Wang on Medium. She lists some mainstream resources but also curates a list of data visualisation competitions and challenges. A brilliant resource if you're into that kind of thing. Read more.

Modeller’s Miscellany Jobs

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


Senior Financial Planning Analyst - Wheatley Group - Glasgow, Scotland (Hybrid)
Financial Analyst - Travelodge Hotels - Thame, England (Hybrid)
Financial Analyst - CapRock Partners - Newport Beach, CA, USA (On Site)
Senior Financial Analyst - LHH - Scottsdale, AZ (Hybrid)
Financial Modeller - AGL Australia - Victoria, Australia (On Site)

And finally…

Matt Shurley's Instagram is a source of some fun charts. Like this one:

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