The Role of Financial Modelling

The Role of Financial Modelling

In this video, David explored the meaning of financial modelling and its two main roles in guiding pricing and bringing companies together in joint ventures, including how these feed into their overarching purpose of telling a story.
Overview

Without a crystal ball, it is impossible to predict exactly what the future holds for your business, market or your customers. The next best thing is financial modelling, which can illuminate the short and long term trajectory of your business. Financial modelling skills, both creating a financial model are therefore in high demand. Financial models have two jobs, to structure ventures and communicate the value (or lack thereof) of these opportunities.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand how financial models have evolved over the last 40 years

  • Learn the two key roles of a financial model

  • Understand how a basic model is created

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David Colver

David Colver

David Colver has spent the years since 1990 building Operis, which offers various kinds of financial advice about project finance. He started out in the 1980s at Rothschild, working in project finance and contributing analysis to deals of other kinds.

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