Financial Analyst Forum
Started in 2019, the Financial Analyst Forum ("FAF") is a group that brings together employees from across Dartmouth who have an analytical component to their job.
Overview: The primary goal of the forum is to improve analytical skills through sharing of analytical projects, best practices, new technology, and techniques being used by different roles and functions from around the College. It also provides networking opportunities, along with an avenue to bring forward challenges or issues that you are facing for which feedback from a group like this would be helpful.
Meeting Frequency: The group aims to meet at least three times a year, generally over zoom, with one in-person session each fall.
Membership: The group is made up of members at all different skill and experience levels – from Financial Analysts and Administrators to Directors and Fiscal Officers.
Previous Topics Covered (examples)
Comparison of Xlookup, Vlookup, Index match
Presentation: Forming a Compelling Recommendation
Learning how to use Goal Seek
Presentation: How to present data analysis effectively
Endowment Distribution modeling
Monte Carlo simulation
Presentation: Marketplace Analytics, by Raghav Singal