The stories which have attracted uncomfortable publicity are only the tip of the iceberg
Building financial models is an inherently difficult and complex task. Most guidance on managing the model build process recommends a traditional life-cycle approach of Specify, Design, Develop, Test, Deploy. When applied to most financial modelling assignments this approach doesn’t work. It is too inflexible and relies on being able to fully specify the model at… Read more →
The deal was done many months ago, the sipping of champagne at financial close and the after deal party feel a very very long time ago. The financial advisors were long ago paid and disappeared off into the sunset. But for some in the project finance world, that is not the end. It is just… Read more →
In all of our online courses – whether free or not – we want to engage with you as much as we can
We’ve designed FAST Fundamentals for those who have completed our free “31 days to better financial modelling” online course and are looking for their next step.
In “Beyond the FAST Standard: adventures in enterprise reporting and analysis”, Kevin and Andrew will explore with you what it is like to break the rules but retain the spirit and the philosophy of a modelling standard.
I would prefer to use the XIRR function since it matches cashflows with actual dates
This week we move on to the twin brother of NPV – The Internal Rate of Return or IRR.
I was surprised at the variation in the results submitted. It highlighted to me the scope for misinterpretation and error in the calculation of something as apparently simple as an NPV.