Barclays Public Finance superday 10/30

Anyone attending this? Would appreciate any advice on how to prepare for public finance interviews as well. Thank you

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - PubFin
Oct 29, 2020 - 12:32pm

Expect the three rounds to be split into behaviorals, resume based questions, and technicals (common interview brain teasers). I'd make sure you have your answer down for why pubfin and what is pubfin, and try not to sound too generic. Wouldn't go too deep into bond math, but try to get a high level understanding of how muni bonds are priced (MMD + spread), types of muni bonds (GO vs. revenue), tax-exempt vs taxable, maybe refunding/advanced refunding, and be able to talk about covid trends in diff sectors of pubfin. Hope that helps. Good luck! 

 
Oct 29, 2020 - 1:55pm

Had a couple of superdays in PubFin so far, pretty much this although I'd say 90% of the questions I had were resume-based or behavioral. The rest are a mix of brainteasers, technicals, and market-based questions like "Where do you expect interest rates to go in the future". 

 
  • Prospect in S&T - Other
Oct 29, 2020 - 3:24pm

By brainteasers do you mean probability/statistics based questions? Appreciate all the advice!

 
Oct 29, 2020 - 3:44pm

It could be a probability problem, but in my experience, it's the typical ones from the guides like "how to get 4 gallons from 3 and 5 gallon bucket" and "the lilypad doubles" brainteaser question. I didn't get an offer but I'm happy to help if you have any other questions or want to dm me.

 
Nov 2, 2020 - 10:29am

Aside from the probability question, how do y'all think you did??

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - PubFin
Nov 6, 2020 - 12:33pm

Expect hours a bit less than traditional IB with the Housing team having one of the more lenient hours (60-70 hours) and Transportation and Healthcare being more demanding. (70-80 a week) 

 
  • Intern in CorpFin
Nov 6, 2020 - 6:09am

Is it safe to assume that if we haven't heard back yet are we dinged? It's been one week! So confused. 

 
  • Intern in HF - Other
Nov 6, 2020 - 8:40am

i emailed HR and they told me i got waitlisted. Should hear back in two weeks

 
  • Intern in CorpFin
Nov 6, 2020 - 5:25pm

Have any non-targets received offers or been placed on the waitlist?

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