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Matthew is an entrepreneur, engineer, CFA® charterholder and Excel addict with a love for finance, data science, data analytics, process optimisation and building businesses. Over R5bn has been raised using financial models that Matthew has built.

Matthew Bernath Financial Modeller

Around the World with Microsoft 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!

Financial Close vs. Operational Models

Most project financiers will agree that a project finance model is one of the most complicated financial models to build. What happens when a project reaches Financial Close? The model, in most cases, then takes on a life of its own when it becomes an operational financial model!

What is Financial Modelling?

“Financial modeling is the task of building an abstract representation of a real world financial situation. This is a mathematical model designed to represent the performance of a financial asset or portfolio of a business, project, or any other investment.”

The Financial Modelling Podcast aims to demystify financial modelling with practical insight and expert guidance from some of the world’s leading financial modellers.

Are you looking to build a financial model, raise capital, understand whether your project is bankable or start a new business?  If so, the Financial Modelling Podcast is your number one source for tips and tricks on creating a bankable financial model.


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What is project finance

What is Project Finance?

To understand why project finance modelling is so complex, firstly we must understand Project Finance - also sometimes known as Infrastructure Finance as infrastructure is what it typically finances.


What are PPPs?

If you have ever worked in project finance, you have probably heard of a Public-Private Partnership, or PPP.

What is this so called partnership, and how does it work to deliver infrastructure?

Disruption of Modelling

Is the financial modelling profession dead, and if not will it be disrupted by data science like so many other industries?

The answer is a little more complicated than a simple yes or no.

Interview with Matthew on the F Word Finance Channel

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