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11/27/09

Hi college juniors,

I thought it'd be helpful if we all compiled out status in this thread for our HK IBD SA applications, as I think it was practiced last year and the year before.

So let me just start:
CS: 1st round invite
Citi: pending
JPM: pending

Best of luck to all of you!

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11/27/09

Blade, Do you speak Chinese?

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11/27/09

CS: pending
UBS: pending
Nomura: pending
DB: pending
JPM: pending
GS: pending
MS: pending

11/27/09

What process are you going through for Asia IBD? Through the website or campus recruiting?

11/27/09

My Chinese is useless and I stated that on my application as well.

Depends on the college, we have a resume drop for most banks but they tell you to apply online in addition to that. Good luck with UBS and GS in HK, I heard the interviews are intense!

11/28/09

cs first round interview coming up tuesday

GS superday is pretty standard
UBS HK has "assessment center" consisted of:

1) 1 Individual interview
2) Math test
3) Individual presentation
4) Chinese test
5) group project

11/28/09

a couple questions.
1. Does Asia Pacific SA recruiting start earlier than US? If so, is it just IBD or is it the same for S&T?
2. If I apply to HK, am I still allowed to apply for US?
3. Is it too late to apply to HK (like most of the resume screening would have been over)?

11/29/09

Do you go to a target? If not, you need to look up the timeline on banks' websites. My school has a resume drop for HK positions and the deadlines are different from the website deadlines.

11/30/09

1. Yes, APAC SA recruiting (S&T/IBD) both start and end earlier than US recruiting. Deadline is either today, or a week from now for basically all the BB firms.

2. Depending on bank, yes you can apply for both. But there's an unspoken understanding you're supposed to decide which you would prefer (cause they're gonna ask you "why Asia?"). If you end up getting an offer say from JPM NYC and JPM HK, someone is not going to be too happy.

3. No, it's not too late. The HK process, unlike the NY yone, is stretched over 1.5 months. In New York, first rounds - superdays happen in like a week.

12/1/09

jpm pending
ms pending
ubs online assessment
does DB have an exact deadline? in just said Dec online...

12/4/09

This is for S&T

CS: Didnt apply
UBS: First round
Nomura: pending
DB: pending
JPM: pending
GS: pending
MS: pending
RBS: online assessment

12/9/09

Quick status update: So far, I know that UBS and CS are already conducting 1st rounds. Has anyone heard from J.P. Morgan or Citi yet?

12/9/09

anyone hear back from Citi, MS, JPM, CS, Nomura, Deutsche HK IBD??

I just had my interview with CS. So I guess they are still conducting 1st rounds. and they say they will let me know in about a week or two

12/9/09

DId UBS IBD already send out first round invites?

12/9/09

I applied for a position in Global Markets with Citi and received a rejection today. Did other people receive a similar email? I'm thinking it might have something to do with the fact that I'm a sophomore. On the application, there was an option to select student status, and the only choices were "penultimate year" or "ultimate year" of study. I selected penultimate year but then to be completely upfront, I noted in "additional information" that I was only in my second year..

Didn't even bother applying to CS because I talked to a recruiter who said that they wouldn't accept sophomores for any positions this year (besides through their minority program, which is only for the US anyway).

12/10/09

BofA-ML: didn't apply
BarCap: haven't submitted app yet
Citi: no news
CS: just had 1st rounds even though I haven't finished the numerical reasoning test, weird.
GS: no news
JPM: no news
Laz: sent in resume+cov letter. my friend had his 1st rounds recently, not sure about me.
MS: no news
Nomura: no news
UBS: no news

This is going pretty slowly. I'm a sophomore but graduating 1 year early if that helps. Tuition fee hike sucks

12/10/09
vjunreal:

BofA-ML: didn't apply
BarCap: haven't submitted app yet
Citi: no news
CS: just had 1st rounds even though I haven't finished the numerical reasoning test, weird.
GS: no news
JPM: no news
Laz: sent in resume+cov letter. my friend had his 1st rounds recently, not sure about me.
MS: no news
Nomura: no news
UBS: no news

This is going pretty slowly. I'm a sophomore but graduating 1 year early if that helps. Tuition fee hike sucks

Lazard takes HK SA's?

12/17/09

Hey vjunreal, where did you get the email address for lazard asia recruitment? I cold-called them a couple of times during office hours but couldn't get through past HR... I'm more interested in the Seoul office if you have the contact info handy.

Meanwhile, for me:
BarCap initial interview, didn't bother applying online, only applied through networking

12/10/09

Got an email yesterday from MS that my application was under review and that they would contact people for first rounds in January. Kinda weird that it was from a specific HR person's email and not just some generic campus recruiting address.

I agree, this is going rather slowly..

12/10/09
deutschlandfb:

Got an email yesterday from MS that my application was under review and that they would contact people for first rounds in January. Kinda weird that it was from a specific HR person's email and not just some generic campus recruiting address.

I agree, this is going rather slowly..

I know and the guy forgot to put a subject for the email... linkedin show he's based out of india

12/10/09

yes apparently. my friend sent a cold email to the asia pacific recruiting address. i was surprised too. go look it up

edit: maybe the recruiting is rather informal for SA's. i honestly am not really sure myself so i sent in a cov letter and resume. can't hurt to try because they never said that they don't hire SAs for asia pacific offices

12/10/09

there is no reason to go to Lazard APAC.

M&A is very weak in Asia. Most deals are equity/follow-ons. In Asia, especially on China team, industry groups > product groups. in fact, Financial sponsors sees the LEAST deal flow. I was at a BB the past summer in HK discussed here, and our Financial Sponsors team (all 4 of them), left 5pm everyday with 0 live deals.

12/11/09

I can attest to M&A being weak in Asia but logically, I would think that Lazard's financial advisory division in Asia would also have industry coverage groups as well.

12/11/09

As far as I know, Lazard does not engage in any kind of capital markets activity (i.e. underwrite securities). It is purely M&A advisory. How it is structured though, is that there is no M&A group. It has a "FIG" team for example--- but that "FIG" team purely does M&A advisory.

12/11/09

If M&A is weak in Asia and most deals are equity/follow-ons then why bother applying to Asia?

12/11/09

re: monkeyinasuit

I was at SA at one of the top BB's in HK IBD last year. Your question, i.e. 95% of deals are IPO/Follow-ons/block-trades, is exactly the reason I think there is a tradeoff by beginning to work in HK versus NY.

What you gain by being in an emerging market and a cool city, you also lose in variety of deal exposure and client sophistication. I was on a DD call last summer, and the CEO of a Chinese company we were DD'ing literally couldn't come up with some of the answers we were asking him because he was quote "I'm too hung over from last night".

12/11/09

^lol so I guess you're not going back

12/11/09

Nah dude, not necessarily. I like the people I met in Hong Kong, I like the city, I grew up in new York so it's rather monotonous by this point. Long term wise, I don't forsee myself pursuing the path of a MD. I still think there are a lot of opportunities in China provided you cultivate a strong network and learn the language/culture. I think there's only one or two firms I'd stay in NYC for, and if I don't get those, I'll head back to HK.

12/13/09

anyone know when HK SA recruiting usually gives out first rounds? I got one and then just kept getting emails doing random online assessments up till even this week.... if anyone could give more information on timelines that would be great....

12/14/09

Based on last year, CS is usually the earliest. I was contacted by UBS/JPM/MS/GS last year during december last week, and first rounds are usually first week or two of January. Superdays are late january/early february.

12/14/09

when was the CS superday last year... and how many rounds of interviews does CS conduct.. only first and final?

12/14/09

i was supposed to have two interviews, but instead i had a 2 on 1 phone interview... so weird

12/14/09

CS Superday was January 22nd last year, and UBS was I believe January 21st if memory serves me correct. too lazy to dig upthe emails. anywho, if you're on the top of their list, you will receive calls from them before you go to sleep that night.

CS last year <5 interns
UBS <15 interns

12/15/09

Nomura is out, got invite today. Any news about other BBs, except for CS, Nomura, UBS?

2/4/10

Hey blade,

how long did u wait for reply from Nomura? I've gone thru the phone interview and theyve been putting me clueless for 2 weeks. hope u can share.

thx in advance.

12/15/09

^ Is IBD and S&T sent out on the same day?

12/15/09

Hey guys, good luck with your interviews. I just have a few questions regarding recruiting @HK.

1. Is mandarin required for IBD & S&T positions in HK? Looks like UBS even has a chinese test. As a native speaker of Korean I am curious if I need to get started on studying mandarin (+ I am interested in chinese culture as well). Just curious if at least being conversational would help since a lot of people seem to say unless it's fluent its useless.

2. This Sounds like a stupid question but when applying for multiple offices how would you do this? Applying online and also through resume drops?

3. How is HK office compared to that of Singapore? (Class size, deal flows, exit opps, etc)

Thanks.

12/15/09

if you are not fluent, you should apply to singapore. lots of deals involve chinese clients, so fluency is expected for some firms...

12/15/09

No notification email yet from Nomura for me. Do rejections get sent out later or what?

I applied IBD in any case

12/16/09

xxx

12/16/09

Venice, the answer to your question is if you know Korean you don't need to know chinese. In fact, honestly, if they like you they wont even look at the Chinese test. The few people I know who don't speak chinese fluently in the office are the korean people. There's a VP @ JPMorgan who doesn't speak a lick of any Chinese/southeast asia language that started as an analyst. He's ABC. But then again, you have your analysts & Directors who are caucasian who will speak flawless mandarin.

12/16/09

how did you see that information on their website??

12/17/09

tobo3000, PM-ed you

also, ibhopeful532, nice edit there

12/17/09

ibhopeful532, thanks for sharing the info.

12/22/09

just got a citi invite... any other invites

12/22/09

MS ibd interview coming up
competency? technical? anyone?

12/22/09

completely depends on your interviewer. If you get an asshat, yes you will get a ton of technicals. If you get someone chill, he'll understand that as long as you are an intelligent, articulate person, you can learn the "technical" skills of IBD in two weeks.

12/23/09

^^^
will there be a mandarin part in the interview?

12/23/09

Yea, if u speak mandarin, they'll test u...

As a status update: UBS, Nomura, Citi, JPM r out now as well...

I thought MS wasn't yet, but I guess honga just proved me wrong.

12/23/09

are these invites to UK, US students only or across the globe.

I am applying HK from Asia and so far only receive Citi ... guess I am rejected for others?

12/23/09

I think for MS HK IBD, you can check your status by going back to the application website.
rejected/under review
not 100% sure though.

I am pretty sure Citi, UBS and CS are out. If Blade is correct about Nomura and JPM, then I guess I'm rejected from all five.

...great

12/23/09

Do they notify you of rejections?

12/23/09

They notify rejections at the end of february when all the offers are out. If you're still crossing your fingers then, then you're quite frankly a retard.

12/23/09

are S&Ts out at the same time?

12/23/09

So.. I think we can assume we are rejected if we don't get any interviews by new years?

12/23/09

You can assume when others post updates about getting interviews on this thread and you didn't get one, because they send them out at the same time. Sorry to the bearer of bad news.

12/24/09
SirBankalot:

You can assume when others post updates about getting interviews on this thread and you didn't get one, because they send them out at the same time. Sorry to the bearer of bad news.

are S&T invites sent out the same time as IBD?

anyone got any S&T SA invites from HK so far?

12/25/09
bearcats:
SirBankalot:

You can assume when others post updates about getting interviews on this thread and you didn't get one, because they send them out at the same time. Sorry to the bearer of bad news.

are S&T invites sent out the same time as IBD?

anyone got any S&T SA invites from HK so far?

interested in this as well.

12/24/09

Just received BAML invites

can someone else confirm MS HK besides honga? Just feel dumb that I gave up MS Singapore so I can be put into HK pool but now I am not chosen for HK either ;(

12/24/09

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12/24/09

ML sent out interview invites?

great only DB left on the list for me then
='(

12/24/09

Can anyone confirm if ML and JPM have sent out their invites???

12/24/09

ML has sent out IBD invites.

JPM has sent out S&T invites too.

12/26/09

Invites out so far:

CS
Citi
BAML
JPM
Nomura
UBS

Haven't heard from MS... it's a bit odd cause I have three friends all with sophomore BB internships, and none of us have received invites whereas we all received the other ones. Hm.

Is GS out?

12/26/09

All for IBD right? when did you get the invites for JPM and BAML?

12/26/09

ibhopeful532 you and your friends are on fire.

12/26/09

JPM and BAML came out before Christmas. I can confirm everything except MS, don't know anyone who's gotten that yet. Pretty sure the main wave isn't out.

12/26/09

When will DB send out invites? anyone?

Do you guys have other plans if you don't get any offers?
consulting/commercial bank?

12/26/09
honga:

When will DB send out invites? anyone?

Do you guys have other plans if you don't get any offers?
consulting/commercial bank?

I don't think consulting is "alternative" plan second to banking....

12/26/09

why would you ever work for a local commercial bank. there should be enuff space for everyone... if each bank in hk takes 10, multiply that by 10 banks = 100 summer interns

12/27/09

I have a first round JPM IBD HK coming up. Anyone know whether it's purely fit or technical based? Thanks.

12/28/09

Just for future reference: It doesn't matter a whole lot whether someone has had a fit or technical interview. Even if you get the same interviewer, he'll ask you different questions depending on your background, how he feels at that moment, whether or not he likes you, etc...

My classmates and I have interviewed with a lot of the same firms and we couldn't really make out a pattern for any firm, ergo it's probably random. So far, I've had pure fit and 50/50 interviews, so everyone should just be ready for everything.

Also for all the people who haven't heard from MS but from all other firms, don't sweat. If your school has a resume drop, they might look at you later after they've gone through the non-target resume book. Or at least I hope...

12/28/09

If I havent heard from JPM by now, is it game over? BTW..I am at a UK target

12/29/09

Not sure about UK.

Blade thanks for the tips
btw how many firms have u interviewed with so far?

12/29/09

Pretty much all except MS and Citi, haven't even heard from MS at all yet.

I think JPM has a different application for UK students, which is why they might take longer for you guys. I wouldn't give up hopes yet.

12/29/09

by the way, anyone got news yet for CS 2nd rounds?

12/29/09

My friend had his Citi interview already, another friend scheduled for next week I think.
Blade, have you or your friends heard from DB yet?

12/29/09

dont think there are additional interviews for CS. if you pass first rounds, u go directly to final rounds in ny... correct me if i am wrong

12/29/09

Sorry, didn't apply to DB so I have no idea. CS are still conducting 1st rounds, so final rounds shouldn't be out yet. And ibddddd is right, there are only 1st and final rounds.

12/29/09

just got barcap hong kong S&T

12/30/09

nvm

12/30/09

anyone who had CITI interivews for IBD SA, can you please share some information?

Is it 2 interviewers at the same time or 2 seperate calls?

12/31/09

it should be 2 seperate calls

1/1/10

Does anyone know the exact SA application deadline for Citi Asia/ US?

I went to its website today just to check its US openings, and found that they haven't closed some of its summer internship positions in HK, Singapore, etc etc... but there are obviously some people out there who got the first round interview invitation from Citi HK. So what's going on? Can someone still apply and get the invitation?

Also, if there is anyone applying for Citi US, did you guys choose "summer analyst" in the "vacancy finder," and not "summer internship"? I'm confused because for US, Citi website doesn't have ANY summer internship program, but only summer analyst one.

1/3/10

Funny no one mentioned this... anyone hear from GS?

1/3/10

Does anyone know the likelihood usually for a sophomore to get a SA position in HK IBD? I applied this year as a sophomore and got rejected from/haven't heard back from almost every bank I applied to (missed deadlines for CS/UBS and still waiting for DB and GS). Is this normal for sophomores, or have you heard of at least some successful HK IBD sophomore summer analysts?

Also, ibhopeful, what positions did you and your friends take at BB in your sophomore years?

Btw for MS I just checked my application status, which was changed to "Your application was rejected." I guess if your status doesn't say that, you might be in good shape if you're still holding out for a response..

1/3/10

Also, if it makes any difference, I'm from a high target with a GPA over 3.5, but I didn't do any resume drops because I don't qualify for student standing as a junior on our OCR website (so it's impossible for me to submit my resume on there).

1/4/10

Anyone hearing from DB, as well?

1/4/10

Anyone actually had a BAML 1st round phone interview?

I received email that I was selected for the 1st round phone interview for BAML global markets - Asia. I got the email on 23rd Dec, and the interviewers haven't contacted me yet. (they were supposed to according the email)

Did anyone actually did a phone inteview for BAML global markets? or are you guys still just waiting?

1/4/10

got notified MS HK IBD SA 1st rounds today

1/4/10

Applied to MS HK S&T, still no further notification. I applied through both online and campus resume drop. Vjunreal, If you don't mind me asking, how were you notified of your 1st round?

1/4/10

Email, and I just received it couple of hours ago. It even had "Happy New Year" too. Actually, I'm abroad right now so if they tried to contact me through my US phone, I wouldn't have known. Actually I'm pretty surprised I got picked since Nomura HK never got back to me. Btw, I'm pretty sure I put down "basic Mandarin Chinese writing/speaking" and no Cantonese at all. If they start asking me questions in Mandarin/Canto, I'm screwed so hopefully they picked me for some other reason. My background is semi-target/top public with 3.9 in quant major.

1/5/10

I also had that on my resume, and depending on the interviewer they MIGHT start off with mandarin. Luckily my interviewer started with English and then entire interview was based on English and later she asked me to speak to them in mandarin, but my mandarin is VERY basic. My Cantonese is quite on point though, but according to my interviewer it's not as useful but shouldn't be a problem because jumping from Cantonese to Mandarin is not too difficult.

There are 2 1st round phone interviews from what the interviewer told me. One with someone in the lower positions analyst/senior analyst and then one with the higher VP/MD. Mine was a technical but it somehow got completely off topic, good sign perhaps? I feel like I got along with the interviewer. Since this first interview was focused on being technical, I think it's safe to assume the 2nd one will be fit, which shouldn't be difficult.

Does anybody know how Morgan Stanley HK is doing in the Asia Pacific region, I tried to research a little but all I could find are the articles on the insider trading scams conducted by some higher ups and how they're going to sell a stake but I can't find much information on their deals.

1/5/10

They do give notifications but this usually comes after all interview slots have been allocated. Hence until you haven't got any mail, you're still in.
And nomura europe is definitely not out yet in europe. couple of friends from top schools and high credentials have not been called yet

"What we can, we must; and because we can, we must"

1/5/10

just did my citi 1st round... all technical... couldnt answer qutie a few but the interview said i did good and would get another banker to speak to me.

On the initial email, it mentioned that I MAY receive two calls from two seperate bankers,

Is this just standard procedure that I will get the second one or is that I "passed" the first one to get onto the second?

Also, anyone know whats GS first round will be like??

1/6/10

Anyone hear from DB besides online assessment?

1/6/10

nope no news from DB =(

1/6/10

anyone know what GS first round will be like for IBD?

It is very short....15-20 minutes stated on the email

1/8/10

...

1/7/10

yes all out.

1/7/10
honga:

yes all out.

Have you had your GS interview yet?

1/7/10
honga:

yes all out.

would it be slower for for non-targets? My friend goes to a non-target and has only heard back from 1 or 2 BBs.

I think this year's process is delayed?

1/7/10
SirBakealot:
honga:

yes all out.

would it be slower for for non-targets? My friend goes to a non-target and has only heard back from 1 or 2 BBs.

I think this year's process is delayed?

I'm like your friend and I was wondering the same, but I guess if 2 -3 banks process non-targets & targets together, most likely other banks are doing the same. We are just giving ourselves false hope that there are still chances instead of admitting the ugly truth that we are not selected.

No point speculating their recruiting process, I'd rather focus on whatever interview left and nail it.

1/7/10

i doubt the process is delayed.

And seems like DB's out too.
Anyone else?

1/7/10

hope u're right Sirbakealot.

1/8/10
pink_elephant:

hope u're right Sirbakealot.

I am not sure. I was in the same process last year and it was a bit earlier. I am just surprised b/c my friend has strong credentials (extremely high GPA, fluent in Mandarin, MM internship last summer) yet he only heard back from 2

1/8/10
SirBakealot:
pink_elephant:

hope u're right Sirbakealot.

I am not sure. I was in the same process last year and it was a bit earlier. I am just surprised b/c my friend has strong credentials (extremely high GPA, fluent in Mandarin, MM internship last summer) yet he only heard back from 2

Just curious, are the 2 Citi and BAML?

1/8/10

My school had a resume drop for MS and GS, and does it mean that I need to wait a bit longer because HRs will usually get to these after reviewing other online applications, or it doesn't really matter?

1/9/10

These banks have all started and most have completed first round interviews:

GS
MS
JPM
CS
DB
UBS
BAML
Citi

Final round invites are also out for UBS and CS.

1/9/10

do u know for CS are ALL final round invites out or just specific teams?

1/9/10

dont think ubs final rounds are out.. and from my understaning there are many superdays? in new york... in london ... in la? i just did my interview today for first round ibd

1/9/10

think most of the cs final rounds are out.. seems like they only want to hire into three industries, FIG, energy, and TMT

1/10/10

M&A is also hiring 1-2 interns.

1/10/10

I'm still waiting for my second UBS phone interview, so I hope the invites to Superday aren't out yet!

Anyone knows how the travel costs will be reimbursed, if at all? I am totally clueless about this, and my mind boggles cos I'm in Asia now!

1/10/10

has anyone been notified of 2nd rounds?

1/10/10

Monosierra, they will pay for your airfare, hotel, and any associated costs. However, if you are in Asia, it might be more convenient for you (and them as well) if you just flew to HK and did the interview in their offices.

1/11/10

GS - 1st round
MS - 1st round
CS - 1st round
JPM - pending
DB - pending
BOAML - pending
BARCAP - pending
NMR - pending
CITI - pending
UBS- pending

1/11/10
caeruleus:

GS - 1st round
MS - 1st round
CS - 1st round
JPM - pending
DB - pending
BOAML - pending
BARCAP - pending
NMR - pending
CITI - pending
UBS- pending

Must be a set of shittier baboons doing this year's resume screening. How can you get 1st rounds at MS and GS, and not at Nomura and DB?

Just wondering: Do you have a high GPA? Seems to be the trend for GS.

1/11/10

Similar situation here.

1/12/10

CS released it's finals?
I guess I'm on a waitlist.
Today I got an email from them saying they're still reviewing mine and will send message end of the month

1/12/10
SirBankalot:
caeruleus:

GS - 1st round
MS - 1st round
CS - 1st round
JPM - pending
DB - pending
BOAML - pending
BARCAP - pending
NMR - pending
CITI - pending
UBS- pending

Must be a set of shittier baboons doing this year's resume screening. How can you get 1st rounds at MS and GS, and not at Nomura and DB?

Just wondering: Do you have a high GPA? Seems to be the trend for GS.

Well actually, I was still in the military compound until early December, so I applied way late for SA except for GS, MS, CS, JPM because they were my priorities.
Seems like that's the case, especially for rolling base companies like Barcap

and yes I have GPA of higher than 3.8

1/13/10

I heard JPM 2nd rounds are out. can anyone confirm this?

1/13/10
meanmachine:

I heard JPM 2nd rounds are out. can anyone confirm this?

also wondering. can anyone confirm?

1/11/10

@Kahlen, most of APAC recruiting do not have second rounds.

1/12/10

for GS and MS, as long as you go to a target, maintain a high GPA, and have some leadership activities, u should have a first round, whereas the european banks value work experience more...

i have many friends who had first round interviews for every single firm listed above, so process is not that random

ubs and cs final rounds are definitely out

1/12/10

solars321, do you think this applies to other parts of ib, such as S&T? I don't think that going to a target, having a high GPA (3.8+), and have a few leadership positions is enough for certain areas. There a few people who i know who have all of these, and decent work experience that didn't land a first interview for s&t hk sa.

1/12/10

GS- 1st
MS- 1st
JPM- 1st
CS- final
DB- 1st
UBS- final
BAML- 1st
Citi- 1st
Nomura- didn't apply
Barcap- didn't apply

any new update for final rounds?

1/12/10

DB global markets just sent out invite earlier this morning

1/12/10

do the banks send out invites in groups ? or do they send out all at once?

1/12/10

Hellogoodbye:

Do you know if invites were sent out for Global Banking?

1/12/10

disclosure: all my info are for IBD... every division operates differently so dont worry about it

but if you haven't received anything for banking, then you are cut.

i think gpa >3.8, strong leadership opp, and target should be enough for first round... and by target, i mean real targets... the hk banks seem to be obsessed with the name of your university

1/13/10

Anyone know how many people GS usually hires for SA IBD?

1/15/10

Got this from Credit Suisse HR:

Thank you for your interest in applying for Asia Summer internship opportunities with Credit Suisse Investment Banking Department and for taking the time to participate in the phone interviews.

Our interviewers enjoyed speaking with you and we are in the process of finalizing our candidate shortlist for final round interviews. Please kindly note that your application is still under consideration. We will get in touch with you before the first week of February with an update of your application status.

Sounds like waitlist? I interviewed for the Singapore office btw. They initially told me in an email that there'd be second rounds and final rounds but looks like they skipped on the second rounds and went straight to finals. Weird, last year recruiting didn't seem like this.

1/15/10
vjunreal:

Got this from Credit Suisse HR:

Thank you for your interest in applying for Asia Summer internship opportunities with Credit Suisse Investment Banking Department and for taking the time to participate in the phone interviews.

Our interviewers enjoyed speaking with you and we are in the process of finalizing our candidate shortlist for final round interviews. Please kindly note that your application is still under consideration. We will get in touch with you before the first week of February with an update of your application status.

Sounds like waitlist? I interviewed for the Singapore office btw. They initially told me in an email that there'd be second rounds and final rounds but looks like they skipped on the second rounds and went straight to finals. Weird, last year recruiting didn't seem like this.

Well I got the same message, but mine said it will be end of January.
Since there's a guy in this thread who got finals for CS, I guess we're kind of waitlisted

1/15/10

you guys are definitely waitlisted. cs hk final is next friday.. maybe its different for singapore. correct me if i m wrong

db first and final are out too

1/15/10

can someone explain how the waitlist works?
so do they set up another superday for waitlist people, if their top choices don't take the offers?
if not.. aren't we just rejected?

1/15/10

dont think so... they prolly have enuff superday candidates to fill thier summer analyst class... prolly wont go to first round waitlisted ppl

1/16/10

Did anyone get Citi final round?

I just finished my second call.

1/16/10

Don't think Citi superday invites are out yet. Heard JPM will be out next week.

1/18/10

BAML finals are out

1/18/10

I can also confirm BAML finals are out.

1/18/10

how about nomura?

1/18/10

to my knowledge, finals are out for

cs
ubs
nomura
baml
db

1/18/10

do you mean second rounds or finals?
i just had my nomura 2nd round today and was told that finals invites would be out in a week or two.
as for db (uk recruitment), finals on friday, right after thursday's 2nd round.

1/19/10

@meanmachine - how did you find the nomura interview? hard/easy? i had mine today as well

1/18/10

MS next week

1/18/10

anyone heard from barcap for the second/final round?

1/19/10
paperlec:

anyone heard from barcap for the second/final round?

S&T or IBD?

1/19/10
hellogoodbye:
paperlec:

anyone heard from barcap for the second/final round?

S&T or IBD?

S&T.

1/19/10
paperlec:
hellogoodbye:
paperlec:

anyone heard from barcap for the second/final round?

S&T or IBD?

S&T.

never heard back, have you? Did you have this singaporian hr woman?

1/19/10
hellogoodbye:

never heard back, have you? Did you have this singaporian hr woman?

No I haven't and mine(SG HR) had a very strong British accent.

1/18/10

just wondering, when you get say full technical interview, does the interviewer expect you to be able to answer all the questions to pass?

1/18/10

oh btw @meanmachine, did u ask the interviewer about nomura final or he/she just told u? wonder if its ok to ask such question during interview?

1/19/10

I was wrapping up and it was my last question. I certainly hope it was okay for me to ask....

1/19/10

BAML Finals are out.

Any news from Citi?

1/19/10

@meanmachine - how did you find the nomura interview? hard/easy? i had mine today as well

1/19/10

I'm going to Chicago tmr to interview on thursday, Jan 21st.

DB called me over a week ago for the first phone interview and said would get back to me but never did. I sent an email to inquire, but the associate assured me that I did fine but the process is still ongoing. anybody applied to DB in HK?

1/19/10

I heard some BAML SA interviews were pulled back? (HR mistake, sent an email out before full decisions were made)

Can anyone confirm?

1/19/10

No, BAML finals are out.

1/19/10

damn, then he must've been bumped down to be an alternate or something.

1/19/10

Did anyone hear back from MS?

1/19/10

Citi IBD HK Finals are out!

:)

1/20/10
Shimness:

Citi IBD HK Finals are out!

:)

is your a superday "Face-to-face" or still phone-interview?

1/20/10

i know for BAML S&T some received notification for first round, but still haven't heard from them yet.

1/20/10

could anyone confirm S&T final for ML/Barcap?

1/20/10

MS is out...

1/20/10

Blade1988, did u hear back from MS today?

1/20/10

Since people PMed me for an update,

GS- 2nd
MS- final
JPM- 1st
CS- final
DB- final
UBS- final
BAML- final
Citi- final
Nomura- didn't apply
Barcap- didn't apply

going to withdraw from a lot of these banks since I already have an offer from NYC... gl to all of you

1/20/10

did anyone get jpm final.... maybe that will be my first rejection of the entire recruiting process :(

1/20/10

Nope, you're right about the status at each firm. No idea about Barcap either. Nomura has given strong candidates a heads up, Superday will be in mid-Feb. But they are still interviewing, so people can still get invites.

1/21/10

Anyone know the language component for MS IBD final? Native in both Mandarin and Cantonese, but not to the extent of explaining DCF.

1/21/10

dang solars321, u just collecting offers or what. banks don't like that.

the component is canto, mand, and eng.

=========================================
We are excited to formally extend to you an offer to join Bank of Ameria

1/21/10
PiperJaffrayChiang:

dang solars321, u just collecting offers or what. banks don't like that.

the component is canto, mand, and eng.

not collecting offers... just mass applying like everyone else

1/21/10

new update

GS- final (not official)
MS- final
JPM- final
CS- final
DB- final
UBS- final
BAML- final
Citi- final
Nomura- didn't apply
Barcap- didn't apply

good luck to all

1/21/10
solars321:

new update

GS- final (not official)
MS- final
JPM- final
CS- final
DB- final
UBS- final
BAML- final
Citi- final
Nomura- didn't apply
Barcap- didn't apply

good luck to all

How did you get the unofficial GS final?

1/21/10

can confirm...

1/21/10

Anyone know the format for ms final? like how many interviewers we will be speaking to?

1/22/10

why is it that I got my jpm final a day after solars....? weird.. maybe i'm one of the leftovers..

1/22/10

indonzrule, also got jpm invite a day after solar's. perhaps we got invited bc some people from the first batch withdrew? other jpm final invitees - when did u guys get ur invites?

1/22/10

So is it over for those who didn't get final invites (MS)? Or is there the slightest bit of chance left?

1/22/10

for those who got jpm invites, is your interview next friday? do you guys know how soon we will hear back after the final round?

1/22/10

fxswap mine is on saturday.

1/22/10

are all MS invites out?!!!!

1/22/10

Heh, I guess we are in the same boat, Pink. Cross your fingers and we might get one by Monday.

1/22/10

good luck to you evark. *fingers crossed*

1/22/10

how long are hk final rounds? the hr girl told me id be having 1-2 interviews.. odd for final?

ps be easy on the judgments thanks

1/23/10

hey has anybody heard from ubs hk about the final round result?

1/23/10

got a CS offer.

1/23/10

That's awesome! Are they giving out all of the offers already?

1/23/10

no idea about others, but my superday was this morning and i got my offer a few hours ago.

1/23/10

Congrats! Is this section only for HK-IBD-Intern-2010 by the way?

1/23/10

Anybody heard from ubs hk when they are gonna give out the offers?

1/23/10
glsdhk:

Anybody heard from ubs hk when they are gonna give out the offers?

I heard back on Friday afternoon. Got the offer.

1/23/10
kidyom778:
glsdhk:

Anybody heard from ubs hk when they are gonna give out the offers?

I heard back on Friday afternoon. Got the offer.

Hey Kidyom778! Congrat! Which division have you applied to?

1/24/10
glsdhk:
kidyom778:
glsdhk:

Anybody heard from ubs hk when they are gonna give out the offers?

I heard back on Friday afternoon. Got the offer.

Hey Kidyom778! Congrat! Which division have you applied to?

Thanks. I applied to IBD.

1/23/10

Congrats! did u interview with IBD or Equity?

1/23/10

anyone else with offers?

1/23/10

asianmonkey, congrats... for what group... you taking cs hk?

1/23/10

not sure...i guess it comes down to the usual dilemma of US vs. Asia.

even at the CS cocktail, all the senior people who 'made it big' all started in the US...there's always the ability to go US--> Asia, but Asia--> US will never happen.

1/23/10

i cant agree with you more on that. Hong Kong students are placed at the last batch although they're native to there. When is your starting date asianmoney? Will you also consider other firms' offer?

1/23/10

what about you solars?

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