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January 2020  |  Model Build

Kenny Whitelaw-Jones

Why implementing a financial modelling standard is hard

At Gridlines, we care deeply about Standards in modelling.

In this video, Kenny Whitelaw-Jones discusses some of the challenges that modelling teams must overcome to implement standards. He also discussed findings that were uncovered through a recent survey of financial modellers.

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Why implementing a financial modelling standard is hard

At Gridlines, we care deeply about Standards in modelling.

In this video, Kenny Whitelaw-Jones discusses some of the challenges that modelling teams must overcome to implement standards. He also discussed findings that were uncovered through a recent survey of financial modellers.

Read more

March 2019  |  Model Build

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Why can I never get a good haircut?

Every few weeks the facial recognition on my iPhoneX (humble brag) stops working.This inability of my phone to recognise me baffled and offended me for a long time, but eventually I figured it out. It means I need a haircut!

March 2019  |  Model Build

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Fake News and Financial Models

We are living in a world of fake news. As traditional media outlets fragment, and literally anyone can put out content to a global audience, the traditional checks and balances of truth and impartiality no longer apply.

February 2019  |  Model Build

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Life is Poker, not Chess

I recently read ‘thinking in bets’ by Annie Duke. If you haven’t read it, you should, it is great. The book deals with decision making when you don’t have all the facts. As a financial modeller, it’s a subject close to my heart.

January 2019  |  Model Build

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The FAST and the Furious

Are you furious? Are you spending your days staring at spreadsheets trying to work out what the hell is going on?

January 2019  |  Model Build

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Don’t build financial models that look like @$%*&

I had a meeting in Soho house the other day. It was a sunny Wednesday afternoon. It was packed with beautiful people, media and PR types, chilling by the pool. Seemingly their job are to see and be seen – a triumph of style over substance. I was there in my suit, a slightly overweight middle aged man, attracting nothing but awkward sideways glances from the beautiful people. What are YOU doing here with US?

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