Superday for PIMCO, Alternative Credit and Private Strategies, need help!

Hi WSO,


It's my first time posting on this forum. I'm still figuring how things work. 

I've been invited to a superday for the Alternative Credit and Private Strategies summer internship at PIMCO. To be honest, I feel overwhelmingly unqualified for that firm but I want to make the best shot possible at that internship. Could anyone give me some resources, advice on how to prepare for PIMCO interviews, what type of questions to expect from PIMCO, what are typical technicals in that space etc...


Thanks!

 

I don't want to dox myself, so I won't say anything too specific.

Their interview process for the PM group (includes your position) is hard and definitely varies by interviewer. Your best bet is honestly to have a good understanding of the way that macroeconomic moves affect asset prices in alt credit and private strategies. A strong foundation in macroeconomics and an actual view on investments or positions you would recommend are crucial. 

It's no IB interview. You can't really memorize your way out of it. Do you follow the markets and spreads on credit instruments? Like why do you want this job?

 

Nothing I tell you will be of value. I'm telling you that it is case by case. Sharing questions will just be confusing and have you prep in the wrong direction. 

 

Quia ut nam numquam quaerat recusandae quibusdam. Aliquid quas maiores et reiciendis nesciunt. Neque dolor omnis rem dolorem provident odio commodi.

Vero adipisci eaque ipsam expedita quam iure quam. A nihil quis omnis perspiciatis. Sapiente rerum possimus maxime ad nihil et a.

Eveniet repellat qui impedit. Dolore autem inventore sunt voluptatem sint et qui ea. Aspernatur est tenetur ab suscipit doloribus dolore est aliquam.

Career Advancement Opportunities

March 2024 Investment Banking

  • Jefferies & Company 02 99.4%
  • Goldman Sachs 19 98.8%
  • Harris Williams & Co. (++) 98.3%
  • Lazard Freres 02 97.7%
  • JPMorgan Chase 04 97.1%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

March 2024 Investment Banking

  • Harris Williams & Co. 18 99.4%
  • JPMorgan Chase 11 98.8%
  • Lazard Freres 05 98.3%
  • Morgan Stanley 07 97.7%
  • William Blair 03 97.1%

Professional Growth Opportunities

March 2024 Investment Banking

  • Lazard Freres 01 99.4%
  • Jefferies & Company 02 98.8%
  • Goldman Sachs 17 98.3%
  • Moelis & Company 06 97.7%
  • Lincoln International 04 97.1%

Total Avg Compensation

March 2024 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (5) $648
  • Vice President (19) $385
  • Associates (82) $263
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (12) $184
  • Intern/Summer Associate (32) $172
  • 2nd Year Analyst (62) $169
  • 1st Year Analyst (194) $159
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (142) $101
notes
16 IB Interviews Notes

“... there’s no excuse to not take advantage of the resources out there available to you. Best value for your $ are the...”

Leaderboard

1
redever's picture
redever
99.2
2
BankonBanking's picture
BankonBanking
99.0
3
Betsy Massar's picture
Betsy Massar
99.0
4
CompBanker's picture
CompBanker
98.9
5
dosk17's picture
dosk17
98.9
6
GameTheory's picture
GameTheory
98.9
7
kanon's picture
kanon
98.9
8
Secyh62's picture
Secyh62
98.9
9
numi's picture
numi
98.8
10
DrApeman's picture
DrApeman
98.8
success
From 10 rejections to 1 dream investment banking internship

“... I believe it was the single biggest reason why I ended up with an offer...”