The Modeller’s Miscellany #135

Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” 

– Anonymous

Thank you

I'll be taking a break over Christmas, so this will be the last Miscellany of 2022. Thank you so much for reading, responding and suggesting some great stuff to include. If you celebrate Christmas, I wish you a good one and a happy and peaceful 2023.

Excel sports

Microsoft Excel Collegiate Challenge

The finals of Microsoft Excel Collegiate Challenge took place last weekend. Congratulations to the winners Isaac Lee, Gavin Hartzell and Forrest Liu. And a big shout out to David Brown, Professor of Finance at the University of Arizona who was the driving force behind the event, and to the team at the Financial Modelling World Cup for making it such a success.

A one-hour special on the event will air today (Sunday) at 7 PM Eastern on ESPNU.

Data Vis

Excel dashboard templates newsletter

If you'd like a regular fix of Excel dashboard design inspiration check out this newsletter by Josh Cottrell-Schloemer. He sends out 2-3 dashboard templates per month. He's also got some useful material on Medium.


Global Financial Modelling Survey 2022

A quick reminder that The Financial Modelling Survey is back. Every year we look at how the modelling world is progressing to better understand what it’s actually like to be a financial modeller. The survey will be open for submissions until December 31st. We will publish the results in the new year and share them with everyone who takes part.


Interactive game theory tutorial

You may have heard of the Prisoners’ Dilemma, a scenario in which two prisoners independently decide whether to cooperate or betray each other in order to minimize their own punishment. The best strategy for a single game is to betray the other player. But the best strategy changes if you play multiple times against the same opponent. The Evolution of Trust is a really interesting and engaging way to learn about game theory, trust, and human behavior.

Modeller’s Miscellany Jobs

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

Finance and Strategy Manager (Modelling) - Revolut - Poland, Portugal, Romania or Spain (Remote)

Project Finance Analyst - Syneos Health - England (Remote)
Senior Risk Analyst - The Cooperative Bank - UK (Remote)
Financial Analyst - Footlocker - USA (Remote)
Senior Data Analyst - ITFuturista - USA (Remote)
Financial Analyst - Ferry Machine Corporation - Canada (Remote)
Financial Analyst - Canadian Solar Inc. - Melbourne, Australia (Remote)
Lead Risk Analyst - Latitude Financial Services - Australia & New Zealand (Remote)
Finance Analyst - Bending Spoons - Italy (Remote)


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