Bear Stearns Fixed Income superday technical questions

Hey,

I have a superday with Bear Stearns FI this Thursday and was wondering if you guys know the kinds of technical questions that would be asked in this finance interview. I think a few people have accepted an offer at the FAST program for the summer and if you could have an input on this it would be awesome!

Thanks a bunch.

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Mar 2, 2015 - 7:56pm
N0DuckingWay, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Just saw this post, and I'm really wondering what happened. (yes, I know it was 7 years ago)

"There's nothing you can do if you're too scared to try." - Nickel Creek
Mar 2, 2015 - 8:12pm
mrb87, what's your opinion? Comment below:
sfgfan10:

Just saw this post, and I'm really wondering what happened. (yes, I know it was 7 years ago)

Seriously? He either got the job or he didn't. Either way he didn't work a day at Bear and likely ended up somewhere else. I also had an SA interview with FAST in Feb 08 and I didn't fall off the face of the earth either.

Mar 3, 2015 - 2:06am
N0DuckingWay, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm interested because he posted this literally a month before Bear Sterns was acquired.

"There's nothing you can do if you're too scared to try." - Nickel Creek
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Mar 3, 2015 - 2:07am
milkman84, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Bear Stearns FI Interview (Originally Posted: 02/06/2008)

Somehow networked my way into an interview with them despite being only a sophomore, and because of the networking aspect, it'll likely be the only one I get this year...so I am very nervous about the interview.

I need all the details, advice and encouragement possible, because I need to turn this interview into a job. The position description says I can be be placed in FAST, Research/Strategy, Mortgages, PubFin, Credit Derivatives, or Emerging Markets.

For some background (since I know what type of questions I get may relate to this) I'm a math major at a target. I've taken Econ and Business Stats and got shit grades in both (C+); this semester I'm taking Fixed-income securities and some higher math classes that relate to quant stuff (PDE, Stochastic processes). My work exp. is good but not finance-related (customer service at the executive/managerial level).

Thanks so much. And thanks to everyone for the board, because I never would have been so informed without it.

Mar 3, 2015 - 2:08am
janissary10, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Besides the technical aspects, they target individuals who are starving for success and incredibly driven. I know that they look for people who are somewhat of an underdog and willing to bust their ass to prove their worth. top firm though, besides the recent news

Mar 3, 2015 - 2:11am
milkman84, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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