When DCF goes Rogue:
The Imperial College Lecture

  • Author:
    Geoff Robinson

  • Level: 
    Early to mid-career

  • Study time:
    2-3 hours

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Course overview
In this insightful series delivered to the Imperial College Masters Program, Geoff Robinson delves into the complex world of financial modeling and the challenges that arise when attempting to build accurate and reliable models.

Drawing from his extensive experience, Robinson acknowledges that all models, by their very nature, are inherently flawed and cannot perfectly capture the intricacies of the real world. However, he argues that despite their imperfections, certain models can still prove to be incredibly useful tools for investment analysis.

Throughout the lecture, Robinson explores the various difficulties encountered in the process of constructing financial models, such as data limitations, assumptions, and the ever-changing market dynamics. He then proceeds to offer valuable insights and strategies on how these issues can be effectively managed and mitigated. By understanding the limitations of models and employing robust methodologies, investors can harness the power of these tools to make well-informed decisions and gain a competitive edge in the market. This playlist serves as an essential resource for anyone seeking to enhance their understanding of financial modeling and its practical applications in the realm of investment analysis.

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What's included?

  • Be more robust in your valuation work
  • Go beyond conventional wisdom, avoid common missteps.
  • 10+ videos

Who should watch this playlist? 

This video playlist is a must-watch for anyone interested in financial modeling, particularly students, professionals, and investors in the finance industry. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced practitioner, Geoff Robinson's insights will help you enhance your modeling skills and make more informed investment decisions.

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Geoff Robinson

Thought leader, instructor, writer, financial influencer, Former UBS Managing Director and 8x #1 ranked analysts EMEA Institutional Investor Survey
Geoff has had a varied career. He was a Managing Director within UBS Equity Research, leading their Global Fundamental Analytics franchise. During this time, he was #1, ranked 8x in the EMEA Institutional Investor Survey. Before UBS, he was a material equity investor and LBO co-investor in two market exited training consultancies. Geoff has a passion for learning and is well-known for his ability to break down complex subject matter and distil it to an audience in a digestible and engaging manner. He brings this passion to TheInvestmentAnalyst.com.