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Welcome to the Financial Modelling Podcast where we discuss the latest trends in financial modelling. From AI and machine learning to automation and model auditing, this is your number one source for financial modelling news, tips and tricks with your host, Matthew Bernath.

Welcome to the Financial Modelling Podcast where we discuss the latest trends in financial modelling. From AI and machine learning to automation and model auditing, this is your number one source for financial modelling news, tips and tricks with your host, Matthew Bernath.


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Welcome to the Financial Modelling Podcast where we discuss the latest trends in financial modelling. From AI and machine learning to automation and model auditing, this is your number one source for financial modelling news, tips and tricks with your host, Matthew Bernath.






Introducing the Financial Modelling Summit

In this episode I catch up with Kenny Whitelaw-Jones from Season 3 sponsor, Gridlines. We discuss the current global pandemic, and how the Financial Modelling Summit was born.


The State of Data Analytics

In this episode, I chat to Craig Steward from Corinium Global Intelligence on the current state of data analytics, and how his business has transformed to offer digital events. We discuss the future of analytics and how the COVID-19 pandemic has put data analytics in the spotlight.


When being Contrarian becomes the Norm

In Episode 10, I catch up with Nathaniel Baker, host of The Contrarian Investor Podcast. We discuss how the markets seem to be behaving in a contrarian fashion these days, and what his forecast is for the market and economic trends. From globalisation to movie theatres, we discuss it all!


Coffee Break!

As most of us are isolating at home during this pandemic, and coffee shops around the world are closed, we still crave a good brew to fuel our financial modelling! Enter roasteries offering speciality coffee for home brewing. Whether you're drinking espresso, a cortado, a pour-over or a french press coffee as you tune in, hear some home brewing tips from Dario Scilipoti from BlueBird Coffee Roastery!


Update on the Global Excel Summit

Season 3 of the Financial Modelling Podcast focuses on the tools and technologies that make financial modellers' lives easier. It also looks at the Global Excel Summit which was due to happen in April 2020 but was postponed (with all other conferences) due to the global pandemic. In this episode, I catch up with co-founder Elena to hear the latest Summit news and how they are dealing with this unique situation.


Stopping Excel Errors with Excel Analyzer

Excel Analyzer gives users the power to clean, optimize and analyze Excel files and financial models. It is well known that virtually every Excel model contains errors, however, tools such as Excel Analyzer allow us to interrogate our models to ensure they are correct as possible. In this episode, I chat to podcast regular Lance Rubin and Excel Analyzer creator Maarten Bessems.


Building Better Models with OAK

OAK is a spreadsheet auditing Excel Add-in that helps builders and reviewers save time and effort getting to grips with spreadsheet structures and formulas. In this episode, I chat to Rui Sobreiros on where OAK came from, how it helps modellers around the world and what the new version holds in store for us.


Interview with Zoltan Hegedus from

In episode 5 of the Financial Modelling Podcast, I chat to Zoltan Hegedus about the work he has done to enable modellers to better understand their models.


Cloud-based financial modeling platforms

Gianluca Bisceglie spent time in private equity before founding Visyond. His time as a private equity deal maker made him realize the inefficiencies in the system, and he set out trying to solve these issues by developing a secure and automated platform for spreadsheet collaboration, analysis and reporting.


The Global Excel Summit Preview

In Episode 3 we are joined by Tea Kuseva and Elena Lalovska to chat about what will be happening at the Global Excel Summit in April, why they chose London and what they love about Excel.


The Financial Modelling Technology Stack with Kenny Whitelaw-Jones

In episode 2, Kenny Whitelaw-Jones from season 3 sponsor Gridlines joins the podcast to discuss his highlights for 2020 and how Gridlines have developed a financial modelling technology stack to empower their modelling team.


Financial Modelling Podcast Season 3 - The Road to London

Welcome back to the Financial Modelling Podcast! In this introduction episode to season 3, I outline some of the upcoming guests on the podcast and talk about the Global Excel Summit happening in London in April 2020.


Season 2 Finale - Around the World with Excel

In the finale of the Financial Modelling Podcast Season 2, Lance Rubin, Colin Human, Oz du Soleil, Brian Donnelly and myself discuss the best and worst of Microsoft Excel, financial modelling and what the future holds. Join us as we take a journey around the world of Microsoft Excel experts!


Real Estate Investment Meets Artificial Intelligence with Guy Zipori

Skyline AI is an artificial intelligence investment manager for commercial real estate. In the penultimate Financial Modelling Podcast of Season 2, I interview Skyline AI co-founder and CEO Guy Zipori. We discuss how AI is helping managers make better decisions, why he chose the real estate industry and the role financial modelling plays in Skyline AI.


Real Estate Financial Modelling with Andri Rabetanety

How are shopping centres, residential developments and the tallest buildings in the world financed? At the core of each of these transactions is a real estate financial model. In this podcast, we chat with Andri Rabetanety, a real estate financial modelling expert. We talk about the intricacies of real estate models, how banks are facilitating the financing of social housing projects and the emergence of PropTech.


What is project finance?

What is Project Finance? What differentiates it from corporate or leveraged finance? Why does it suit infrastructure projects and what are infrastructure financing models all about? Find out in this episode of the Financial Modelling Podcast, based on my popular blog post and download.


Financial Modelling addins... the future of modelling?

Can you create a financial model using an Excel add-in? Is creating a model as easier as selecting a few options from a modelling wizard? In this episode of the Financial Modelling Podcast, we chat to Alexander Artajaya about how he dived into the world of financial modelling using add-ins. We discuss the pros and cons of Excel financial modelling tools, and what could soon be the future of financial modelling.


The Future of Quantitative Analysis with Dan Page

As an investment analyst, should you learn Microsoft Excel or Python? Will the future of asset management be dominated by Robo-asset managers? In this podcast, we delve into the world of Asset Management with Dan Page. He explains why every future financial modeller and investment manager needs to not only know finance, but at least two programming languages! Find out why in this fascinating deep dive into the world of quantitative analysis.


Why Every Startup and Entrepreneur Needs a Financial Model

Why does every startup need a financial model? What is the purpose of a financial model, and how can it help a business grow, obtain finance and avoid bankruptcy? Find out in this podcast on financial modelling for entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses!


Identifying Risk and Opportunity in Africa

According to Ronak Gopaldas, "the key to being successful in Africa hinges on understanding it properly. The nuances, the subtleties and the intricacies. The stuff you don't get from sitting behind a desktop." Ronak is a director of Signal Risk, an African risk management consultancy, and is a Tutu Fellow. In this podcast, we discuss how to identify risk and opportunities on the vast African continent. We also discuss the five current trends in Africa.