PSCL and Intralinks Dealspace™ Partner Up for 2014 ModelOff
Good news for all of you financial modelers out there: here comes the 2014 ModelOff competition. This year, Intralinks is partnering with PSCL.
25 August 2014
Good news for all of you financial modelers out there: here comes the 2014 Financial Modeling World Championship competition (ModelOff). Yes, the innovative ModelOff championship is back — and professionals and students from all over the world are preparing to test their financial modeling skills.
This year, Intralinks is partnering with the Professional Services Champions League (PSCL) to present ModelOff. “Intralinks is a company with an exemplary commitment to the international financial services sector,” says PSCL’s CEO Johann Odou, who is also the ModelOff lead organizer.
“It brings a great deal of leadership and prestige to the table as a major global sponsor and is a brand trusted by many of the organisations and firms that compete in ModelOff. It is only natural that the world’s leading provider of virtual data rooms and the operator of the largest M&A, finance and advanced Excel championship should align.”
In 2013, ModelOff attracted over 3,000 entries from 110 countries, all competing for the grand prize of USD$30,000 and the recognition of being the world’s best financial modeler. The competition drew 819 companies, 110 countries, and 223 Universities.
How to “ModelOff”
Do you want to participate in this year’s ModelOff competition? Here’s how to get started:
- Registration: To participate, all you need is a computer, Internet access, and a copy of Excel. You can register here and use our code “MODELLINKS14” for free entry.
- Rounds 1 and 2: The first two rounds of ModelOff consist of separate two-hour global online competitions. You’ll work through complex case studies, some of which may require you to build a financial model. Round 1 starts on Saturday October 25, 2014. The top competitors from the first round will move to the second — where they’ll face even more challenging questions. For more information on the case studies, check out the ModelOff Framework.
- Finals: The Live Finals Event will be in December in New York City, in front of world-class judges. There, participants will be expected to answer a range of challenging questions which will test their data and risk understanding, best practice modeling theory, and more.
Intralinks is thrilled about having the opportunity to partner for this competition. Financial modeling is the backbone of any deal process, because it captures the numbers and insights that make complex transactions and opportunities possible. It’s among the most technically important skillsets needed by professionals in the M&A, finance, investment, and banking communities. They use these tools to solve significant business challenges every day.
We wish the best of luck to everyone participating in the online rounds! Stay tuned to our blog for highlights of the event throughout the competition.
Meagan Parrish is the Senior Manager of Social Media at Intralinks. She is responsible for social media strategy development and the communications for Intralinks' online communities. Meagan has been creating social media strategies for a variety of companies across verticals for the past several years. She holds Bachelor degrees in Marketing and Finance, with a minor in English Literature.