2018 Morgan Stanley HK IBD Interviews

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Just got a first-round invite for MS HK IBD. What should I expect? would love to hear some insights on the culture there as well. Thanks.

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Aug 28, 2017

Did they send all the first round invites out? I haven't heard back yet...

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Aug 28, 2017

Bump

Aug 31, 2017

i received the first round interview, but haven't finished all of them. The first round are two phone calls.

Aug 31, 2017

Are you at a US target?

Aug 31, 2017

yes

Aug 31, 2017

btw I go to a non-target, top 5 LAC

Aug 31, 2017

Just wondering is the first round for hk pretty technical?
Thanks!

Aug 31, 2017

Do you know anyone else that received the invitations? Any idea whether they send at different times depending on school/region?

Aug 31, 2017

sorry i didnt hear anyone in my school receive it yet. But i guess resumes not selected would automatically go through the regular recruitment?

Aug 31, 2017

Ah okay good luck! Mind sharing the types of internships you've done?

Aug 31, 2017

This summer i was doing ibd in new york, and i applied for the investment banking division for MS.

Aug 31, 2017

I'm doing mine tmr. will come back and update afterwards.

Aug 31, 2017

Oh Good luck! Is it going to be phone call with analyst or senior people?

Aug 31, 2017

two phone calls with analysts/associates I believe.

Aug 31, 2017

Good luck to you both! Hopefully I get an invitation soon (UK target)

My friend last year said MS HK ibd interviews were super technical...

Aug 31, 2017

Oh that's good to know. My first phone call is half half, but there is one coming up with very senior person. I am not sure if its going to be super technical as well. Good luck everyone!

Aug 31, 2017

are the technicals basic or more advanced?

Aug 31, 2017

My friend said they asked him to translate Chinese documents and asked weird brainteasers. Might differ between candidates.

Aug 31, 2017

i dont think its very technical tho. pretty basic for my first round.

Sep 23, 2017

Did you received the second round interview?

Aug 31, 2017

wait this is so weird. Is your friend native Chinese speaker?

Aug 31, 2017

Yeah, born and raised in China, came over to NA for his undergrad, and he still got destroyed lol

Aug 31, 2017

omg even in the first round? I do hear ppl saying they are asked to pitch an idea in Chinese.

Aug 31, 2017

Not sure which round, but eventually your Chinese skills will be put to the test :P

Sep 1, 2017

just had one of my first rounds this morning. Half of my interview was conducted in mandarin.

Sep 1, 2017

To what extent was your mandarin tested? Pitch a stock in Mandarin? Talk about an economic event in Mandarin?

Sep 1, 2017

Nothing too hard. he asked my why I decided to major in econ/ pursue a career in finance and we chatted more about one of my past internships in Mandarin and that was about it.

Sep 1, 2017

just wondering were you born and raised in China? Thanks

Sep 1, 2017

yes. born and raised.

Sep 1, 2017

did the interview go well? I have another one coming up Sept 5 loll.

Sep 1, 2017

yeah I think it went well. wow that's kinda late. I have another one tonight. Any ideas when we will hear back?

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Sep 1, 2017

i asked my first interviewer after the interview, and she said she wasn't sure...

Sep 7, 2017

mine said maybe next week.

Sep 7, 2017

same

Sep 14, 2017

Did anyone hear back?

Sep 14, 2017

not yet.

Sep 14, 2017

not yet

Sep 14, 2017

hr told me we would hear back either this week or next week- superday is late September/ early October

Sep 20, 2017

Do u know if any one has received the second round interviews? Thx

Sep 18, 2017

Has anyone scheduled a second round phone interview with them?

Sep 20, 2017

Not yet. when did u receive the second round interviews invitation?

Sep 20, 2017

got the invite a few days ago and did my interview today

Sep 21, 2017

How's the interview? I will have mine on this Sunday.

Sep 21, 2017

Very casual. Mostly fit based questions. 2-3 technicals.

Sep 21, 2017

Gotcha. Much appreciated.

Sep 21, 2017

Sorry u are US based right?

Sep 21, 2017

Yes.

Sep 20, 2017

did my second round (skype interview) two days ago

Sep 21, 2017

Are u based in US schools? And did u receive the invitation this early week? Thx

Sep 21, 2017

yes

Dec 7, 2017

how long after first interview did you get the 2nd round invite? will they notify if you are not selected for the next round?

i am applying for summer associate but want to know the approximate timeline. thanks!

Sep 21, 2017

Is it compulsory to know mandarin/chinese to apply in Hongkong for IBD summer analyst positions?

Dec 7, 2017

GL

Dec 7, 2017

gl

Dec 7, 2017

Was this post edited or something?

Where are all the words!?

Dec 7, 2017

how did it go? i have it soon too!

Dec 7, 2017

please update us when you hear back

Sep 23, 2017

Anyone who is UK based received the second round interview invitation? I did my first round in early Sep and haven't received feedback yet.

Sep 26, 2017

mind if i ask how long it took you to be interviewed after submitting application? i am from uk and still havent heard back, thanks!

Sep 27, 2017

I submitted in August

Sep 28, 2017

I study at a UK target too and haven't heard back. I think they are wrapping up the US candidates first

Sep 28, 2017

same here mate, when did you apply? i applied in mid sept, is that too late lol, and did you apply both ibd and gcm?

Sep 28, 2017

Hey, I applied August 13th (the first deadline) and just to IBD.

Dec 7, 2017

~

Dec 7, 2017

Depends on the team - mandarin is not a must have. Plenty of Koreans in the M&A team

Dec 7, 2017

Can confirm they are out.

Dec 7, 2017

Will more invitations be sent out? For Cycle 2? Will the candidates be considered for Cycle 3 as well?

Dec 7, 2017

I think I've saw someone who've already finished up second round, but other source I have said that the second round will be sent out during Oct, so I'm a bit confused.

Dec 7, 2017

Thx! Let's wait!

Dec 7, 2017

Is this solely for US recruiting, or has the process commenced for asia-based applicants too?

Dec 7, 2017

More interviews will go out. The interviews are just scheduled by the assistants so it's a bit random in dates. There's a deadline by which they have to be done. The final round date is fixed however

Sep 28, 2017

Anyone heard back for the superday?

Sep 30, 2017

superday on October 2 in MS's NYC office. Anyone going?

Sep 30, 2017

I thought you have a GS offer already

Oct 8, 2017

got an offer after the superday. They just finished interviewing all US candidates.

Oct 9, 2017

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