Global Financial Modeling Competition


The Global Financial Modeling Competition – Compete to be the best in the world

Introducing CFI’s Global Financial Modeling Competition!

Join the hundreds 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 25 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 for this prize.


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, based on the information provided, and must arrive at a valuation for the business.

Contestants will have 48 hours to build their model, determine a valuation, and then upload the completed model to our system.


How are the winners to be determined?

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

  • Accuracy – accurate calculations of all forested items in the financial model (e.g., Cash Flow)
  • Structure – layout and design of the model, including ease of use and auditing
  • Valuation – the final risk-weighted value assigned to the business based on assumptions
  • Aesthetics – the overall formatting and presentation of outputs

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 40.


What are the dates of the GFMC?

The 2018 Global Financial Modeling Competition starts in October.

Competition Starts: October 6 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

Competition Ends: October 8 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


Early bird registration

Reserve a spot now.

Official registration starts in 2018, but you can reserve a spot now for free.


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