Intralinks Sponsors ModelOff for the Third Straight Year
1 November 2016
Finance professionals and students put their financial and analytical skills to the test recently in the first round of this year’s ModelOff, the world’s largest competition for Microsoft Excel financial modeling. Although the field is packed with worthy competitors, only a select few will make it all the way to the finals in London in December.
For the third straight year, Intralinks is partnering with the Professional Services Champions League (PSCL) to sponsor ModelOff, alongside co-sponsors Microsoft, S&P Global Market Intelligence and PwC. We’re proud once again to be part of a competition that empowers professionals and students to master their financial modeling skills – a skillset necessity for anyone in investment banking or corporate development.
ModelOff: How did round one go?
With the first round of the competition now in the books, the competition is really heating up.
Those who were successful in round one are being tested to their limits in round two, which kicked off on the weekend. From there, the top 16 competitors from these online rounds will move on to December’s live finals in London. Finalists will be required to complete challenging exercises that require advanced strategic thinking around data, risk, modeling theory and more – all in front of a live panel of judges.
For those who did not have the opportunity to enter this year’s competition, you can still attend London’s global training camp event and begin to hone your skills for next year.
In 2015, ModelOff attracted over 5,000 entrants from more than 100 countries. Sixteen finalists competed for the title of world’s best financial modeler, with Joseph Lau from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia receiving the honor, the cash prize and the prestigious Golden Keyboard trophy.
This year the stakes are high and the competition is fierce. Who will win the golden keyboard in 2016? Check back in this space for updates and the final results…
Matt Porzio joined Intralinks in 2003. As SVP Marketing & Strategic Business Development, he is responsible for managing and driving the strategic direction for Intralinks Dealspace including virtual data room and full deal lifecycle solutions for the M&A, Private Equity, Advisory, Corporate Development and Restructuring communities. Before joining Intralinks, he was a senior associate at Metzler, a German advisory firm, focused on cross-border M&A transactions.