MeritKapital Interview Questions

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Interview Experience (59%)

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Interview Difficulty (59%)

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Interviews at MeritKapital

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Executive Vice President
Year 2017
Job Title Executive Vice President
Group/Division FICC - Fixed Income Currency and Commodities
Location LIMASSOL
Experience Positive
Difficulty Average
1st Year Analyst
Year 2016
Job Title 1st Year Analyst
Group/Division N/A
Location Limassol
Experience Positive
Difficulty Average

Interview Questions & Answers - MeritKapital Examples

Sales&Trading Interview - FICC - Fixed Income Currency and Commodities

Anonymous employee in LIMASSOL
Interviewed: November 2017
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
Other
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
Have been in the Sales&Trading Emerging Markets Fixed income space for a little under a decade. I was acquainted with the company and management from during my tenor with my previous employer. The company has exhibited progressive growth over the years and the level of hires matched Ivy League / Street bank criteria so was happy to accept the interview. My background necessitated that i prove to the future employer that i will continue my positive track record within my new workplace environment. We went through a business plan type of set of questions that reflected my succcess in developing the business at my previous post. Following, i shared my plans as to how to develop the desk with them. All in all the interview questions were challenging but i got the posn. The current environment is challenging but it matches my character fully. And hey.. you get to do what you love by the beach in Cyprus... !!
Interview Questions
quite strangely i was asked to say a joke at the end of the interview :-) it was unexpected and i am not famed for joke telling :-) A difficult question was to give my expectations of the length of the stock market rally and underlying challenges that would circumvent its upward trend. I deem this question to be rather trying as many industried gurus that have been predicting a correction have avoided to continue to do so as the positive performance ensues. I did state however, that the tapering of asset purchases by Central Banks would necessitate strong economic fundamentals for countries' economies to continue to prosper with lack of support. Moroever, real estate markets in the western world could be challenged by tightening of monetary policies and subsequent refinancing effects. , How is the Russian economy faring under the sanctions era and what is driving the underlying trend?
As Russian eurobonds are my field of expertise the respective question was quite straightforward to me. I cited several reasons as to why the Russian economy has turned around which included of course the strong oil prices and commodity prices in general, the weaker ruble and the resulting decreasing trade deficity and how the sanctions era has facilitated an environment of a strengthenic small-medium sized industry sector as trade quotas triggered local industry competition. I also discussed the most recent developments in the banking industry where a number of private banks were bailed out and resultingly nationalized by the government.

Fixed Income Trader Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in Limassol
Interviewed: 2016
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Other
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
Interview
I got contacted by the company via Bloomberg after taking the BAT test. First Round is over the phone, second one is in their offices.
Interview Questions
At first they asked some basic fit questions such as:
- What are your strengths?
- Why did you choose to go to this school?
- Have you ever dealt with a difficult client?
... So nothing special... I think everyone has heard of those..

An unexpected question was:
- explain to me the sub-prime crisis - I have had a couple of interviews before, but noone ever asked me this :D
- who was responsible for the 08 crisis - They wanted to hear Allen Greenspan, due to his monetary policy...

Then following by some more or less technical stuff:
- What happens to the bond price, if interest rates go up?
- How does the YTM change if the bond price changes?
- How does the YTM change if the interest rate changes?