Altrum Sponsors ModeloffDecember 21, 2016
Altrum Sponsors Modeloff for a Third Consecutive Year
In a repeat of last year, Joseph Lau from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia has won the 2016 Financial Modelling World Championship, followed closely by Diarmud Early from Deutsche Bank in second place and Peter Suen from StepStone in third. This year’s London Finals brought together 19 of the best financial modelers from around the world who had battled their way through to the final from a field of thousands in the earlier online qualification rounds. Victory once again ensures Lau retains Altrum’s iconic Golden Keyboard award and picks up another £10,000 in prize money.
Each year, the new Financial Modeling World Champion is presented with the Golden Keyboard, designed by Altrum to celebrate their success. The Golden Keyboard award is depicted with no F1 key, because ModelOff Champions don’t really need its help! Matt Porzio from Intralinks explains, “this award is very meaningful… it shows that the recipient has the dedication, focus and ability to beat a room of champions at one of the hardest things to do, financial modeling”.
ModelOff is the world’s largest professional competition for Microsoft Excel, Financial Analysis, Investment Analysis and Financial Modelling. The annual international competition attracts thousands of leading professionals and students from more than 100 countries. ModelOff celebrates analytical skills and financial services excellence. Participants compete in two online qualification rounds in topics that range from advanced discounted cash flow modeling (DCF), quantitative analysis of infrastructure projects to innovative challenges in Microsoft Excel. The best and brightest competitors are flown to London for the Top 16 World Finals event as part of the ModelOff Global Training Camp.