There are many well-documented cases where errors in financial models have had disastrous consequences. Let’s analyse some of these “oops” situations such as the recent case of Conviviality in the UK and some other famous cases where a model “blew up” a whole company. Now those cases are extreme but I’m sure we’ve all had the situation where we had to handle the discovery of a mistake in a model. How should you handle that situation as a financial modelling professional?
• About your Speaker
Join us to hear from financial Modelling specialist Jennifer Harrison will as she takes us through some real case studies of reputation risk caused by financial model error. Jennifer is a senior consultant at TMT Partners, and has been a Lecturer and Honorary Fellow of Applied Finance at Macquarie University since 2012. Connect with Jennifer here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jhconsulting
• About your Host
Danielle Stein Fairhurst is a financial modelling specialist and the author of “Financial Modeling in Excel for Dummies” published by Wiley in 2017 and “Using Excel for Business Analysis; a Fundamental Approach to Financial Modelling”, Revised Edition published by Wiley Finance 2015. Danielle has regular engagements around Australia and globally as a speaker, course facilitator, financial modelling consultant and analyst, was a guest on Excel TV and has been interviewed for several industry podcasts. She founded the Financial Modellers’ Meetup groups in 2015 which now have over 5,000 members in seven countries as well as a LinkedIn forum with over 40,000 members. Connect with Danielle here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellesteinfairhurst/
• Meetup Format
We start the sessions with around 30 minutes of networking, a 45 minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of questions and discussion and conclude by 7.30 or 8pm.
This is a networking group so be sure to find someone to chat to before the session begins. If you’re new and not sure what to say, just ask someone what their favourite Excel function is and you’ll fit right in!