Financial Modeling World Cup – Body of Knowledge

As the Financial Modeling World Cup has 12 stages per year, we provide a wide variety of cases to offer our participants. We have cases covering all the possible topics that a typical modeler might encounter in his daily work. Occasionally we also offer the so-called “Freestyle” questions where participants are required to model something unusual, solve a problem one can never expect to encounter at work. We expect that the share of Freestyle questions should be about 15-20% during the season while a wide variety of “Regular” cases should comprise the remaining 80-85%.

Our plan is to make sure that during the course of a season, every participant gets a chance to expand their knowledge by creating models that they have never done before. At the same time, every participant will also score some easy points when a case is similar to what he/she does on a daily basis.

Sample cases are published so that the participants could get a grip on the style of problems and questions. From time to time we will be publishing some of the cases used in the competition. Our participants have full access to the cases from the rounds they have completed. Our participants also get the full solutions models – our goal is to give each contestant a way to learn best modeling practices, especially in the fields they don’t specialize in.

VBA knowledge is not needed to successfully participate in the Financial Modeling World Cup.