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Predicting the future with financial models: An actuarial take on modelling
• About this Meetup Financial modelling is fundamentally about predicting the future, and our spreadsheets are only as good as the projection models that we design and implement in Excel. Actuaries are no strangers to this challenge, as they devote their professional (and sometimes personal) lives to estimating the impact of future events and quantifying the uncertainty around the estimate. Hear Rob Deutsch, a qualified actuary, provide insights from the actuarial profession on creating robust financial models that drive business success, managing the uncertainty inherent in all financial models, and communicating modelling results to management and other stakeholders. • About your Speaker Rob is an actuarial professional and the founder of Boxer, an innovative platform making spreadsheet modelling quicker and safer. He has many years of financial consulting experience and actuarial modelling in both Australian and Japan. He’s worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from contingent liability valuations, asset-liability management, corporate strategy, and forensic investigation. Connect with Rob here: • 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: • What to bring A laptop is not required for this session • 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! • Important to know Thanks to Collective Campus Innovation Hub for providing the venue for this meetup. If your company has a cool CBD space you can offer for a future meetup, please get in touch!

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Learn, live, love, breathe Financial Modelling in Excel! This group originally started as a spin-off from the very popular LinkedIN Financial Modelling in Excel ( online forum which has over 40,000 members all over the world.

It's always nice to meet face to face though so if you live in Melbourne and use Excel for Finance, then we'd like to invite you to join us to network with like-minded professionals in an informal environment.

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