Best FIG Modelling Course? (BIWS, WSP etc?)


FIG analyst at GS/JP. I'm getting absolutely fucked by the learning curve and tbh i'm just not the type of person that can look at a super complex model with infinitely long excel formulas.

Can someone put an end to my misery and just tell me the best FIG modelling course I can get. I learn so much better with content I can learn in my own time.

Definitely don't like the idea of spending so much money as I come from quite humble beginnings, but its at the point where I might as well invest in my future.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Apr 12, 2021 - 3:39pm

Bumb Bc same. Fig is so hard to learn yourself given the complexities in every industry and the fact that it's different from anything in training.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Apr 12, 2021 - 6:00pm

Depends on deals like, as fig is more analytics/ overall technical, you're modeling skills are usually a lot more legit coming from fig. Also you can basically figure out easier ebitda using models w anything from fig, and select industries (insurance brokerage, insurrection, fintech) within fig model the regular way so u get that experience too.

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
Apr 12, 2021 - 7:26pm

Thanks. guess would really depend on the individual assume all these grps get looks from headhunters. Do FIG groups tend to be more sweaty due to dealflow/modelling in house?

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Apr 12, 2021 - 5:49pm

Dunno like banks, insurance and fintech mainly. FinTech is a joke to model since everyone's private and unprofitable, so mainly focusing on the other two.

May 4, 2021 - 4:08pm

Just harder to understand the accounting as it's much more "NPV-based" than other companies that are closer to cash accounting, e.g. life insurer might show an abnormally high p&l expense due to making an actuarial model change to their future liabilities etc. You also have to layer on the capital requirements (which drive the dividend capacity / cash generation), which you won't have to bother with in a regular biz.

Once you understand the accounting properly it's not much harder.

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