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Financial Modeling Competition

The World Case Championships

CFI’s Global Financial Modeling Competition

Introducing CFI’s Global Financial Modeling Competition! Join the thousands of financial professionals who will compete to be named “number one in the world at financial modeling and valuation“. This prestigious competition will announce the top 20 finishers globally as a sign of distinction among finance professionals across the globe. Enhance your own professional profile by becoming one of the distinguished competitors, plus be have a chance to win up to $10,000 of cash prizes!

Register at financialmodeling.org


Financial Modeling Competition Registration


Early Bird Registration

Register for the competition and reserve your spot now!

Official registration opens in August 2018, and you can take advantage of early pricing now.  Click on the link below to register at financialmodeling.org.


Register for financial modeling competition


How does the competition work?

This unique financial modeling competition launches with the release of a case study containing detailed financial information about a company.  All of the participants are then tasked with building a valuation model in Excel from scratch (or with a template), based on the information provided, and must arrive at a valuation for the business.

Contestants will have 1 week to build their model, determine a valuation, and then upload the completed model to our system.


How are the winners determined?

CFI ‘s panel of judges will determine the winners based on the following categories:

  1. Inputs & Assumptions – the quality of assumptions, logic, market sizing, drivers, etc
  2. Structure – layout, and design of the model, including ease of use and auditing
  3. Logic – how easy it is to follow the line of reasoning and audit the model
  4. Formulas – use of formulas to solve problems and make the model flow
  5. Accuracy – accurate calculations of all forested items in the financial model (e.g., Free Cash Flow to Firm)
  6. Valuation – the final risk-weighted value assigned to the business based on assumptions
  7. Formatting – how neat, easy to follow and aesthetically pleasing is the model
  8. Dynamicity – the use of formulas and functions to make the model dynamic
  9. Recommendations – the quality of recommendations and key takeaways
  10. Outputs – the overall presentation of outputs including charts and graphs


The panel will carefully grade each of the above qualities on a scale of 1 to 10.

The total score will then be added up, with a perfect score being 100.


Case Competition for Financial Analysts



Contestants finishing in the top three spots of the financial modeling competition will share a cash prize of USD $10,000*.

Cash prizes are as follows*:

  • $7,000 #1 First Place
  • $2,000 #2 Second Place
  • $1,000 #3 Third Place

*Refer to the full terms and conditions located here: financialmodeling.org/terms-conditions/.


What are the dates of the financial modeling competition?

The 2018 Global Financial Modeling Competition is held in November.

Competition Starts: November 3, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. UTC

Competition Ends: November 10, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. UTC


Register now at financialmodeling.org.