About the Financial Modeling Academy
The Financial Modeling Academy (FMA) was founded in 2015 by Vincent Launay. The objective of the FMA is to promote the use of good practices in financial modeling and to make financial modeling available to as many people as possible. The idea behind the site is to show that with only a few tricks and some practice, it is possible to save a tremendous amount of time and to improve the quality of the models that are produced.
About the Founder
Vincent Launay is currently an Infrastructure Finance Specialist at the World Bank in the Financial Solutions Unit. He is involved in several large energy projects throughout the world and among other things he is responsible for the financial modeling of the solutions that are offered by the World Bank on these projects. Vincent recently published a research paper on the valuation of partially guaranteed bonds (can be downloadded here) which was made publicly available along with the financial model developed for the purpose of this paper. Before joining the World Bank, Vincent was an Investment Analyst at EDF for 4 years.
Vincent graduated from HEC Paris in 2010 and he has been a CFA Charterholder since 2013.