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.
Firstly, financial modelling is a profession that in my view should be disrupted by data science. It is very manual, takes a lot of time, is prone to subjectivity and errors and is performed in an environment that isn’t always ideal. But whether it should be and whether it can be (in the short term) are two different statements.