About

Passionate about Finance

What is Financial Stories?

Financial Stories explains the latest Business & Finance news to readers without a Finance background. We don’t just present the news, we analyze it!

At Financial Stories, we always determine the veracity and correctness of our sources and strive to maintain a neutral stance.

Financial Stories was founded back in September 2020. Currently, we are a team of 3: Hatem El Gammal (MSc. in Management), Amir Amer (Senior Associate KPMG) and Marwan Darwish (MSc. in Finance).

Who am I?

My name is Marwan Darwish and I started Financial Stories to help people understand the latest business headlines that shape Egypt & our world. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Business School of The American University in Cairo and hold a MSc in Finance from ESADE in Spain.

My Past Experiences

Co-Founder of Rowayah (2020)
Rowayah is an online platform that connects quality handmade brands with people who care about quality. Supported by TIEC, Rowayah has managed to attract top quality craftsmanship & lifestyle brands and over 1,000 customers.

Deal Advisory-Valuation at KPMG Deutschland (2019 – 2020)
Applied my financial knowledge on different projects. Together with a team, I conducted a Sum of the parts analysis (SOTP) of legal entities of large-cap automotive client and performed a sensitivity analysis on the equity value through Monte Carlo simulations and other advanced financial modeling techniques.

CIB Egypt (2017)

During my 2-months Summer Internship Program at CIB Egypt, I developed, with a teammate, a spreadsheet which aimed to find the optimal number of employees within each branch. Our model which took into consideration various matrices including customer waiting time and average customer transactions per branch managed to improve operational efficiency.