Wellington's next top financial modeller

JAZIAL CROSSLEY
Last updated 10:24 04/12/2012
Alex Gordon
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RISKS AND INTEREST: Alex Gordon beat financial modellers from big name firms to win the title.

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A Wellington man has won an international modelling competition - of the financial kind.

Wellingtonian Alex Gordon won first prize against 16 finalists from around the globe at the World Financial Modelling Championship ModelOff, winning US$25,000 (NZ$30,000) prize money.

A PricewaterhouseCoopers corporate finance senior analyst in Wellington, Gordon was judged on his speed and understanding of risk and data.

"Financial modelling is something I do every day and am passionate about it. I am very happy to have won, it's a wonderful recognition," Gordon said.

In the finals, the 24-year-old was up against analysts working at Goldman Sachs and Barclays in New York and JB Were in London.

Gordon's mentor and manager at work, PricewaterhouseCoopers Wellington partner Richard Longman, said Gordon had demonstrated a passion for modelling complex arrangements and solving challenging problems.

"When other professionals go out of their way to strongly endorse a young professional, as they have frequently done with Alex, you know he has made a huge impact. Alex has topped the world and we look forward to celebrating his achievement with him."

ModelOff is described as a fun, innovative and professional competition for students and young professionals to develop and test their financial modelling skills against their friends, colleagues and top modellers from around the world.

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