Our Financial Modelling in Excel LinkedIn Group is now over 40,000 members!  Founded and moderated by Plum Solutions since 2009, the group contains hundreds of relevant and informative posts and discussions by financial modellers all over the world.  

Register to find a Meetup in YOUR area

It’s always nice to network face-to-face as well, and as a spin-off from this group, we are planning regular meetups for this group in key locations this year.  You may also be eligible to claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for attending these sessions.  Here are the scheduled dates and locations:

2019 Upcoming Dates

Other meetup groups around the world you can check out:

2019 Upcoming Dates in Australia

  • September 23, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In finance theory, assets are in the same risk class when they have the same “beta”. But what does that mean? What are the cash flow characteristics that drive beta and leave assets in the same risk class? The answer to this question, according to the capital asset pricing model, is surprising and revealing. It (more…)

  • October 2, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you are planning to sit for the next FMI Level 1 Financial Modelling certification exam coming up on 19th October, you should be well on your way already with your preparation for this rigorous qualification! Join us to hear from Head Proctor of the Sydney FMI Exam, Danielle Stein Fairhurst to hear some tips (more…)

  • October 10, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

By teleconference from Melbourne Lance Rubin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cashflowmodeling/) has presented the Future of Financial Modelling across 4 countries (Australia, India, Sri Lanka and South Africa). What’s usually a 2-3 day workshop, will be condensed to an hour. We will be getting a taste of the latest cutting edge technologies available in Financial Modelling. Some of these (more…)

  • October 15, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Monte Carlo simulation is a numerical method that uses random draws to perform calculations and complex problems. Today, it is widely used and plays a key part in various fields such as finance, economics, supply chain and even physics. Contrary to what many people think, you don’t need programming knowledge or a fancy software (more…)

  • October 22, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The life of a professional financial modeller is pure joy, until those pesky humans get in the way with their ridiculous demands. Many of us get into the game because of our love for creating rock-solid logic in the beautiful blank canvas that is Microsoft Excel. However, we quickly discover that our art is corrupted (more…)

  • November 13, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This meetup will entail an indepth discuss and practical demo on the following key questions and topics relating to the often confused topic of Financial Modelling and Advanced Analytics. After talking to many finance professionals and FP&A experts the level of understanding of the distinction between the two is still very low. From the principals (more…)

  • November 14, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

By teleconference from Germany Torsten Rohner (https://www.linkedin.com/in/torstenroehner/?originalSubdomain=de) will demonstrate the Analytica modeling platform and his own financial modelling framework (syFMF), based on Analytica. The software provides visual model building with multi-dimensional data, and powerful risk and scenario analysis. The framework allows for generating robust, integrated 3-way financial projections and is a revolution in the financial (more…)

Past Dates & Topics

2019 Dates

The meetups vary from location to location in terms of size, cost (if any) and venue. Please click on the links above for more information and to RSVP to the Meetup.  Even if you are unable to make that date, then still join the group and you’ll be advised of upcoming meetups in your area.  If you can’t make any of these dates, or there is a not a meetup scheduled in your area, then please register your interest below so that we can let you know of other dates and locations.  If we receive enough interest in starting a meetup group, dates will be confirmed and a venue advised.

Can’t see your area listed above? Positions are open for organisers in other areas, so if you are interested in hosting or organising a meetup near you, then please let us know and we’d love to help you organise and promote it.

Click here for 2018, 2017 and 2016 past Meetup Presentations and Topics.

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