A well-designed chart is understood by its audience within 5 seconds without any further explanation. It conveys the message you intended and minimises off-topic questions. In my experience making a good model requires you to spend time not modelling, but talking about it instead. With my immediate team, I can talk in front of the… Read more →
An introduction by F1F9: We were approached by Thierry Renard and Carlo Alberto Magni and were intrigued by what they had to say: a new approach to calculating an internal rate of return. What’s more, they were illustrating the application of the Average Internal Rate of Return (“AIRR”) using Excel and the FAST Standard. So… Read more →
We have taught analysts from hundreds of companies to build financial models. Financial modelling proficiency requires skills that take time to acquire, develop and perfect. Sometimes the difficulties students have are related to how to build their model. More often, difficulties relate to what it is they need to model. Once the modeller understands how… Read more →
The article below is taken from our new ebook: Managing Modelling – How to run an effective modelling team – you can download the full ebook here. Modelling should be a collaborative team-based activity, not an individual activity. Building team spirit and a collaborative environment is fundamental to the role of a financial modelling manager…. Read more →
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 →
We are pleased to announce our forthcoming online ‘Encyclopedia of FAST Modelling’ – which will be released on 29th March 2017. It has been designed for people that do not necessarily want to follow an online course from start to finish but who would rather dip in and out of an expanding bank of resources…. Read more →
We are pleased to launch a new online course. It is called VBA: what the FAST modeller needs to know. Need to know only There is a lot to learn about macros, Visual Basic for Applications (“VBA”) and programming in Excel, but if you are building financial models using the FAST Standard then what do you… 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.