Operis was delighted to be announced as the 2021 Financial Modeling World Cup team event winners. The championship consisted of 12 monthly stages, where participants solved real-life case studies by building financial models in Microsoft Excel.
The matches of the individuals were live-streamed on YouTube as part of a growing trend to place Excel as an Esport. With contestants working against the clock and their competitors to solve modelling problems, viewers got to watch the battles with lively commentary from some modelling greats, including Operis’ very own Michael Jarman.
In addition to winning the team event, beating companies such as PWC, KPMG and EY, Operis employees also delivered stand-out performances in the Open. Both Michael Jarman, Head of Modelling at Operis and Harry Gross, a Senior Consultant, reached the Quarterfinal, with Michael eventually securing second place.
Operis has always viewed modelling as the core of everything they do and has an unparalleled team of expert modellers who enjoy the challenge of their work. The competition provided an excellent opportunity for Operis to show off its employees’ superb modelling skills developed from its in-house training programme and work on over 1000 modelling and model audit projects.
“Operis has always enjoyed success at these competitions, but there has never been a ‘team competition’ quite like this. It has required strength in a company’s depth above individual performances. It was great to see so many people from Operis keen to get involved, and even better, to see them score well helping us beat a strong PwC team many times our size. Between this and the Financial Modelling Team 2021 Award, it’s been a fantastic year for the Operis team. I hope we can continue this success as champions into next year.” – Michael Jarman, Head of Modelling, Operis.
For those that might need to brush up on their financial modelling skills, Operis offers in-house training for individuals and companies looking to upskill their financial analysts with a wide range of best-practice modelling courses.