Event is a Wall Street Prep’s Financial & Valuation Modeling Seminar
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 8, 2016) — University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics will host Wall Street Prep’s Financial & Valuation Modeling Seminar from Jan. 30-31. Former investment banker and native Kentuckian Brad Barlow will lead the seminar.
“The Wall Street Prep Valuation and Excel Modeling Seminar provides top-notch practical training for people who are interested in investment banking, equity research, portfolio management, business development, capital markets, and corporate finance careers,” said Wendy Liu, senior lecturer in Gatton’s Department of Finance and Quantitative Methods, and coordinator of the events. “The two-day seminar mimics the process that takes place at today’s leading financial institutions by using real case studies to build financial models from scratch. It offers hands-on training in advanced Excel modeling techniques, financial statement analysis, and valuation. The seminar provides an excellent way to learn valuation and modeling in a short time.”
Barlow said that the inaugural course at UK—more than 60 students attended in October—had one of the highest attendance rates he has seen in his six years of teaching financial modeling and valuation skills at universities.
Wade Bailey, who attended one of the seminars, said: “Wall Street Prep’s Financial & Valuation Modeling Seminar is a must for those interested in a career in investment banking. In college you are taught the theoretical, the basics of valuation, and this course helps to transition you from the classroom to the real world. I chose to attend this course because I wanted to learn how to take what I have learned here at the University of Kentucky and apply it to what I will be doing once I join the workforce.”