INVESCO Asset Management Interview Questions

18 total interview insight submissions

Interview Experience (93%)

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Interview Difficulty (94%)

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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 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.

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% Interns - FT Offers (57%)

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The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. 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 reviews). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to the simple company average and away from the average of the entire data set.

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Interviews at INVESCO Asset Management

YearPositionLocationGroup/DivisionExperienceDifficulty
2021Equity TraderDallasMarketsPositiveEasy
2021AssociateNew YorkDistressed DebtNeutralVery Difficult
2021Technology AssociateAtlantaFinancial ServicesPositiveAverage
2020Summer InternHoustonEquity ResearchNeutralAverage
2019Front Office Intern, Multi AssetLondonN/ANeutralAverage
2018Equity SalesHong KongEquity Capital MarketsPositiveEasy
2018Sales & Trading InternDowners GroveSales and TradingNeutralAverage
2018Asset Management InternDallasReal EstateVery PositiveAverage
2015InternAtlantaDebt Capital MarketsNegativeAverage
2018Alternatives Analyst InternAtlantaMacroPositiveAverage

Equity Trader Interview - Markets

Anonymous interview candidate in Dallas

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: October 2021

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

First Round: HR Screening where they ask standard behavioral questions
Second Round: Head of US Trading asks more behavioral questions, but tailored more to trading and what the various trading desks do
Third Round: 3 interviews
- Head of trading governance: More behavioral questions
- Senior trader on equity desk: Behavioral and Market Questions
- Senior trader on equity desk: Market Questions and Thoughts on the future of trading/technologies involvement in trading
Final Round: Head of Global trading tries to sell Invesco.

Interview Questions

There were no difficult questions as most questions were standard behavioral and market questions.

Associate Interview - Distressed Debt

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Recruiter

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: April 2021

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Presentation
Skills Test

Interview

I had applied to a different role on the company's site, and HR reached out regarding this specific role on the distressed team. It started with an hour long 2-on-1 (all interviews were video) mainly covering my resume/deals while also testing basic technicals and a mental math q thrown in. Second was a 2-on-1 with their two associates covering similar deal related qs and fit. After this, I was given a 6 hour long case study, expected to complete a spread of a company's financials and a 3 page investment write-up on a specific set of bonds. That week, I had 3 1-on-1s with the senior team members, including the group head. I then had a 30 min case debrief with two VPs and a principal. Last item I completed was a 1.5hr modeling test, consisting of basic LBO from scratch and a separate credit specific model (focused on IRR and creation values).

After completing all of these, I did not hear anything back from the team. Overall, maybe 10 hours spent in the process. Most difficult and lengthy interview process I've had to date.

Interview Questions

- very in depth deal oriented questions
- mental math like 52 x 47
- final part of the modeling test was new to me

Technology Associate Interview - Financial Services

Anonymous employee in Atlanta

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: February 2021

Application

Phone Interview
Group Interview

Interview

I submit the application online through an employee referral link. After few days I got the invitation to a first-round interview. It was a group interview and I met with 4 people affiliated with this position. After a week I got the second group interview. It was a case study interview and I was asked to provide business solutions within 30 minutes (+reading time for the prompt). The hiring process is smooth and friendly. HR is very nice and replies on time.

Interview Questions

One of the managers asked a math question during the case study interview, which is not expected.

Summer Intern Interview - Equity Research

Anonymous interview candidate in Houston

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: January 2020

Application

Phone Interview

Interview

I applied online through the job portal on the company website. I received notification of the interview offer and was given a week window to request an interview. The interview occurred over Skype

Interview Questions

The interviewer asked only standard questions, which meant that no question was especially difficult. The interviewer spoke at length about the difficulty of getting a job in this industry and the performance driven aspect of it. At this point, I did not and do not know if he would have preferred that I spoke at greater length about accepting the difficult aspects of the job, but that would have been initiated by me, not a specific questions. In addition, I did not have video on my end and did not know if he did, which was difficult.

Front Office Intern, Multi Asset Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in London

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: December 2019

Application

Phone Interview

Interview

Online application (standard); custom questions (similar to Cover Letter basics); Phone Interview approx 3. weeks later; competency based questions asked (what interests you about this position, why this firm, tell us about a difficult time, etc). Followed by rejection or acceptance to Assessment Centre 1.5 mos later.
Overall Application -> 3 Weeks to Phone Interview -> 6 Weeks to hearing re; in person interview or not

Interview Questions

Nothing that was particularly generic. All competency / behavioural based screening questions:

Which Front Office programme are you interested in?

Please tell me why you decided to apply to the Front Office programme?

Which Front Office programme are you interested in?

Why are you interested in the Multi Asset programme?

Tell me why you applied to Royal London Asset Management?

Tell me about a difficult challenge you recently encountered, academic or professional?

Are you applying to other positions aswell as us?

Equity Sales Interview - Equity Capital Markets

Anonymous interview candidate in Hong Kong

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: January 2018

Application

1 on 1 Interview

Interview

I submitted a CV and no online assessment was required. Then I got a phone call to invite me to the1-on-1 interview at the Invesco's office. The questions were basic competencies and no technical/market question was asked.

Interview Questions

The interviewer focused a lot on whether you know their products, eg. what fund was performing well, how was its performance relative to its competitors, what were their investment strategies. You also need to know that the daily tasks of the role involved. Since I was interviewing for equity sales, I thought my daily tasks would involve updating the clients, but it turned out that they were looking for a more "administrative" person. Therefore, better read the job description clearly beforehand.

Sales & Trading Intern Interview - Sales and Trading

Anonymous employee in Downers Grove

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

2-3 months
Interviewed: March 2018

Application

Phone Interview
Group Interview

Interview

Applied online. Waited about a month hear back regarding a phone interview. Very conversational and background based first round. Heard back about a final round group interview in-person the following week.

Interview Questions

Will ETFs or Mutual Funds survive? How would you build a portfolio with $1 MM right now? Tell me about passive vs. active investing - pros and cons of each. Are retail investors becoming more apprehensive to products? If advisors are cautious of fees going forward, how can we optimize affordability while maintaining performance? Have you traded your own portfolio before? If so, please explain how you picked your securities and what motivated you to begin investing. How can you increase our profitability at the intern level.

Asset Management Intern Interview - Real Estate

Anonymous employee in Dallas

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Other

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: March 2018

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Background Check

Interview

1. Applied online through the company website.
2. Immediately reached out to the group head to discuss the internship.
3. Was passed down to a more junior employee who was handling the hiring process.
4. Scheduled an informational interview with them.
5. After the informational interview, I got a first round phone interview.
6. About a week after the phone interview, I went out to Dallas and have a SuperDay with the asset management team, structured finance team, portfolio management team, and underwriting team.
7. Received my offer about a week later.

Interview Questions

1. Walk us through your resume.
2. What is asset management?
3. Why is asset management important?
4. Why do you want to work for Invesco?
5. Why real estate?

The interview was very conversational and relaxed. There were no technical questions or exams. I had already spoken to them several times prior to my in person interviews, and the in person didn't seem like an interview.
My suggestion to a potential candidate would be to reach out personally to the group to try to build connections.

Intern Interview - Debt Capital Markets

Anonymous interview candidate in Atlanta

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

3-4 months
Interviewed: February 2015

Application

Skills Test

Interview

First had on campus recruiting, a 30 minute interview. Then I had an office interview the next week that had 3 rounds.

Interview Questions

How are the financial statements linked?
What stock would you invest in right now and why?
Various ming game questions that were irrelevant to the job
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
What is debt?
What is equity?
How are the financial statements linked?
The interviewer was also very uninterested in the interview it seemed, the people there were very frigid. Just be prepared for a lot of technical questions as that seems to be what they care about the most for their new hires. Just saying to be careful before going in the lion's den

Alternatives Analyst Intern Interview - Macro

Anonymous interview candidate in Atlanta

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: January 2018

Application

Phone Interview

Interview

2 first round phone interviews that were very similar. Walk through resume, what do you know about Invesco, why investment management. Final round at Invesco in Atlanta

Interview Questions

I was asked a series of questions about the financial markets. I was asked to give my view on the financial markets and the United States economy as a whole. One question was how many rate hikes I thought the Federal Reserve would put in place this year and why the Fed wouldn't go with more or fewer rate hikes. I was also asked about my views on the global economy, emerging markets, and the Chinese economy. They asked follow up questions to make sure that I actually knew what was going on.