First New York Securities Interview Questions

3 total interview insight submissions
Interview Experience (67%)

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The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire dataset.

4
  • Very Negative
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Very Positive
Interview Difficulty (55%)

The Interview Difficulty is a score ranging from very difficult (red) to very easy (green) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. The higher the number, the more difficult the interviews on average. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more insights, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire data set.

3
  • Very Easy
  • Easy
  • Average
  • Difficult
  • Very Difficult

Interviews at First New York Securities

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Job Title
Group/Division
Location
Experience
Difficulty
1st Year Analyst
Year 2014
Job Title 1st Year Analyst
Group/Division Equities
Location New York
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Average
Trader
Year 2011
Job Title Trader
Group/Division Equity Prop Trading
Location New York
Experience
Very Positive
Difficulty
Average
Trader
Year 2008
Job Title Trader
Group/Division Trading
Location New York
Experience
Neutral
Difficulty
Average

Interview Questions & Answers - First New York Securities Examples

Analyst Interview - Equities

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: October 2014
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Employee Referral
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
Interview almost exclusively of fit questions and why specifically the desire to join First New York as opposed to other shops. Met with one trader first, then followed up two weeks later meeting two other traders individually, one after the other. Technical questions were phrased so that you self-rate/self-describe level of knowledge. This format provides the opportunity for you to display knowledge of equities and trading strategies rather than testing your knowledge. Be ready at least to talk about some stocks and why you like/don't like them, their industry and/or current valuation. Was asked what books on trading you've read - be ready to cite at least 5-10 titles and authors.
Interview Questions
Why FNY?
Do you trade stocks in a personal account?
What do you know about stocks?
What books on trading have you read?
What do you know about technical analysis?

Equity Trader Interview - Equity Prop Trading

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: 2011
Outcome
Declined Offer
Interview Source
Other
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
A powerful connection of mine was very good friends with one of the high-ups there. I was able to get an interview arranged for me and also an accelerated interview process due to my connection. I was very impressed by the person who interviewed me, as he seemed extremely intelligent while also personable. The office is very nice.
Interview Questions
What is the greatest risk you have ever taken?
Do you believe in technical analysis? Behavioral biases?
How is trading like poker? How is it different?

trader Interview - Trading

Anonymous employee in New York
Interviewed: July 2008
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
In-person
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Other
Interview
I was brought on by someone I knew. I was basically hired prior to the interview. I got a chance to look around and meet some of the other employees.
Interview Questions
It was very simple, I think they just wanted to confirm I was normal and not a drunk or drug addict.