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2019 Summer Analyst Program for Hong Kong/Singapore

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As some of the firms have already started accepting applications for 2019 for HK/SG, I thought it's the time to start this topic for those who are specifically interested in working in HK/SG.

What's your background? What division(s) are you applying (not limited to IBD)?

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Jul 19, 2018

Current openings: Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley (not all divisions), Merrill Lynch (only IBD) and Point72. Has anyone applied for any?

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Jul 19, 2018

Bump

Jul 19, 2018

CS has started interviewing

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Jul 20, 2018

Do you know if it's for IBD (HK/SG)? Mine still says application under review

Jul 20, 2018

It's for IBD in SG. An associate I spoke to said they've already started screening for names

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Jul 20, 2018

I see, any idea on how many intake in HK and SG respectably? Heard last year there were only 12 spots in IBDHK, 6 from universities in HK/China, 3 from US and 3 from UK

Sep 10, 2018

how did u apply in July, when applications werent open yet?

Jul 20, 2018

How competitive (compared to the US) is IBD in HK/SG if you're coming from a non-target US with basic Chinese?

Jul 20, 2018

I would say it is just as competitive, if not more competitive. Because lots of students in HK/SG study in the top unis abroad (G5+Ivy League) and apply back in their home countries. And each bank needs to have certain spots for local applicants (usually from target schools like HKU/NUS and also PKU), which leave <50% (which is around 5-10 spots) spots for US/UK. So I would say odds are against anyone who is not from a target uni but defos worth trying different banks and divisions.

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Jul 21, 2018

Don't think they consider local schools (HKU, HKUST) as targets

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Jul 21, 2018

Not too sure if they consider them as absolute "target schools", but I have seen as many analysts from those unis (HKU, UST and some CUHK) as from LSE/Stern

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Jul 21, 2018

thanks for the input, are you currently interning at HK? Definitely interested in BBs over here but still wondering if UBS and CITI are still worth joining after recent SFC punishments. Been told that BBs offer higher wages than Chinese firms but in terms of deal flow only Goldman, MS, and JP seem to be still on top of the league table. Also I've heard that BNP is OUT, have you heard about how the EBs are doing in HK?

Jul 21, 2018

would like to ask thoughts on the same problem.

Jul 23, 2018

I think UBS is currently appealing to the decision of being suspended as an IPO Sponsor for 18months. Personally think that the rep of its IPO business will defos get affected to some extents, although UBS has been the top 3 performers in this sectors in HK. And yes, I read somewhere that Chinese firms have takes up 6 places in the top 10 deal flows in HK for several years and the top 3 BBs in Hong Kong in terms of deal flows (before SFC) should be GS MS UBS. Not sure about the wages although lots of people have said the same thing, but one thing I can say for sure is that the working atmosphere at CICC BOCI etc. is not the same as BBs.

Sep 10, 2018

UBS and Citi are fine. Citi pays some of the best bonuses on the street and has the distinction of having an actual balance sheet in HK vs. the other BBs (commercial banking arm).

To be honest, even DB is fine (despite the negative press) - just avoid Barclays.

Depends on what you wanna do really. If you wanna do Leveraged Finance or DCM, MS/GS/JPM are not the best firms for it. ECM/M&A - can't go wrong with MS or GS for sure.

The top 3 BBs in HK right now are now GS, CS and MS I'd say. (UBS was once up there but they've fallen off the map)

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Oct 7, 2018

Citi is not fine tbh, look at what deals has they been working on.

Oct 8, 2018

I bet u are from cs

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Oct 8, 2018

UBS still good in great China (in terms of IPO). Citi ; )

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Jul 23, 2018

Never interned in firms in Hong Kong (grew up here), any insights of HK offices' working atmosphere comparing to London/NYC would be greatly appreciated

Jul 24, 2018

bump

Jul 25, 2018

bump

Jul 25, 2018

Any update on BB recruitment timeline in Singapore, Non-core

Jul 26, 2018

Apparently CS has started sending out interviews

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Jul 26, 2018

Cool, looking forward for other banks application to take place in the near future as well

Jul 25, 2018

bump

Jul 26, 2018

Current openings: Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley (not all divisions), Merrill Lynch (only IBD) and Point72. Has anyone applied for any?

  • Anything else open yet?
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Jul 26, 2018

Nomura I believe

Aug 5, 2018

Yeah Nomura has started its recruiting process

Aug 5, 2018

Did you receive any tests after submitting?

Aug 5, 2018

Sadly none for me, I am screwed

Aug 6, 2018

I don't think they start to sending tests yet.

Jul 26, 2018

Good luck everybody. This thread should be a lot of fun for the entire week of the US Open.

Jul 26, 2018

Anyone currently studying in the UK?

Jul 29, 2018

me. I sent you a pm. am from singapore

Aug 2, 2018

FYI, CS does some event in their London office catered to applicants for APAC offices. They then do the interviews during that few days itself.

Aug 2, 2018

Not gonna be in London over the summer :(

Thanks for your info tho

Aug 6, 2018

They do it towards the end of the year. Can't remember when exactly. All the candidates there will be Asians studying in UK mainly applying to APAC offices.

Jul 31, 2018

bump

Aug 10, 2018

Will Morgan Stanley open its Equity Research role in HK/SG? Coz every other division has been opened except for ER...

Aug 11, 2018

Did Barclays Hongkong open applications?thanks!

Aug 12, 2018

Don't think so. Only FT roles are open so far.

Aug 12, 2018

thanks!

Aug 18, 2018

Not yet. They will be open on Aug 25th and super day I believe will be in early Nov..

Aug 12, 2018

Just have a question, are mandarin and cantonese mandatory for HK positions?

Aug 12, 2018

It's more or less an advantage. Not mandatory for most firms unless your role is very client facing (e.g. Relationship Manager)

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Aug 16, 2018

they definitely prefer mandarin speakers (who are also fluent in English) but yeah it's not mandatory.

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Aug 13, 2018

Does anyone know whether CS has started First-round interview for HK IBD? or is it still in the process of reviewing applications?

Aug 14, 2018

My status still says "Under Review".

Aug 16, 2018

Any update yet guys?

Aug 17, 2018

Just received video interview invitations from JPM and MS. Wondering if anyone in this stage yet? Any insights would be appreciated

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Aug 17, 2018

Congratulation! I was invited for JPM hirevue as well, what did you apply for JPM position.

Aug 17, 2018

Can you provide some insights on how the Qs are formatted?

Aug 17, 2018

+1

Aug 18, 2018

@deltacards may I know what did u apply for MS? also when did u submit your application? thx!

Aug 18, 2018

The Qs revolved around your background and your understanding of the financial market but not limited to that hope this help!

Aug 18, 2018

may I know what position did u apply for MS? and when did u submit your application?

Aug 19, 2018

Got the invitations as well. Any ideas whether these would lead to superday or not?

Aug 20, 2018

+1

Aug 20, 2018

Can I ask what division this is for?

Aug 20, 2018

I got video interview invitations from JPM and MS as well. Have you done the interview? I did MS.

Aug 20, 2018

How many questions for MS? have done JP. PM me

Aug 20, 2018

@stagiairehelene Hey how do you PM? I can share my MS HK interview questions. Would love to hear about JPM. Thanks

Aug 21, 2018

sent pm to you

Aug 24, 2018

Would you mind sharing JPM's questions? I can share BAML and UBS

Aug 24, 2018

Would like to know more about the BAML interview, I can share BlackRock

Aug 21, 2018

I'd also love to share my JPM HK interview questions. I sent pm to you

Aug 23, 2018

hey i got UBS Qs. would love to know about JPM Qs. PM me if u are willing to share

Aug 25, 2018

Hey! I can share JPM with you, do you mind sharing UBS?

Aug 26, 2018

Hi @stagiairehelene do you mind sharing JPM HK questions with me? I have MS IBD questions for the US.

Aug 26, 2018

Hi @stagiairehelene would you mind sharing HK JPM questions with me? I have MS IBD questions for the US.

Aug 30, 2018

Do you mind sharing your Hirevue questions? Cheers.

Aug 22, 2018

@deltacards Did you do an interview for JPM HK IBD? I would greatly appreciate if you could provide some insights...or questions....plz

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Aug 18, 2018

Anyone know if the MS Hirevue for HK IBD the same as MS US?

Aug 19, 2018

would like to ask the same question

Aug 19, 2018

Did anyone applied for Morgan Stanley Industrial Placement 2019 HK/SG? Any news?

Aug 20, 2018

Hey, guys, I received Hirevue for MS HK IBD and JP HK IBD a few days ago! I will be doing the interview very soon. Has anyone done the interview for MS and JP for HK IBD? Any inputs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Aug 22, 2018

When did you apply for both MS & JP. Did the Hirevue invite came right after application?

Aug 22, 2018

@cgx95 Well..it took me 2-3 weeks before getting the Hirevue invite. If you just handed in your application, you should wait. And my friend who goes to NYU Stern got the invitation as well. May I ask if you go to a target school?

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Aug 22, 2018

I am also curious about MS and JPM questions. I can share UBS questions with you.

Aug 22, 2018

I can share JPM and MS questions. Would love to know about UBS. Feel free to PM me

Aug 22, 2018

Hey do you have JPM questions? I am about to do it, but just don't know whether it's going to be the same...

Aug 25, 2018

PM me.

Oct 22, 2018

Would you mind PM me the question of MS? Many thanks!!

Oct 29, 2018

Any chance you can PM me MS questions? Thanks!

Aug 22, 2018

PM me plz

Aug 23, 2018

The private message mailbox does not work. Any other way to reach out to you?

Aug 24, 2018

PM me

Aug 25, 2018

I can share JPM, do you mind sharing UBS?

Aug 25, 2018

PM me.

Aug 28, 2018

pls check your PM

Aug 26, 2018

Hi @JJdeli would you mind sharing HL JPM questions with me? I have MS IBD US questions.

Aug 20, 2018

Hi guys,

I am a final year undergraduate - Might anybody know how I should go about applying for IB SA positions? Or am i grandly fucked?

Aug 20, 2018

Start by going to their recruitment website, its never too late to start but they rolling basis so start early to get advantage

Aug 21, 2018

Does anyone know if there are any preferences or quotas for local unis over international ones in HK?

Aug 21, 2018

Not sure about the specific quota, but heard last year one of the top BB IBD in HK took 4 from HK/mainland, 4 from US (mainly Ivy League) and 2 from UK.

Aug 21, 2018

Thanks; would it be slightly different for markets, and what are the language requirements here compared to IBD?

Aug 21, 2018

Don't think the ratio would vary too much among the front office divisions tbh. Definitely more strict on the client facing roles within markets, but not mandatory for most of other roles.

Aug 21, 2018

Anyone received interview invitations for S&T?

Aug 21, 2018

Only hirevue for JPM; although I know others are already sitting on a superday

Aug 22, 2018

Some candidates have been fast-tracked through JPM's insight programs

Aug 23, 2018

Wait. So people who got the interview from JPM now is for those who got selected for JPM's insight programs?????? Do people get more advantage on that?

Aug 23, 2018

Well obviously they do. These candidates get fast-tracked to the Superday, ahead of everyone that applies through the regular screening

Aug 24, 2018

@Dealova" Thanks for letting me know. I got my JPM Hirevue for HK IBD, so I'm guessing if I pass this round I'll be doing the Superday in NYC?? Woah...

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Aug 29, 2018

No. The insight program happened this late July and some of the participants got fast-tracked to Superday already. FYI

Aug 29, 2018

@ezibd Where did the insight program take place? Back in HK??? I got my Hirevue back in July, but not sure if I'm part of a fast-track program. Sorry, I'm a little bit confused.

Aug 29, 2018

Its a three-day program in the Hong Kong office... Did you attend?

Aug 29, 2018

@ezibd Nope. I was doing an internship in New York City this summer...so I guess it does not apply to me. (sigh)

Aug 21, 2018

Did GS send out hirevue invites already?

Aug 23, 2018

I did not get any interviews from GS. I go to a target school.

Oct 7, 2018

GS will process all applicants together after the deadline passes this year for APAC. So wait on!
Source: GS event in NYC for APAC recruitment

Aug 22, 2018

How long do they take to send the online test/Hirevue after the submission of application? CS, BAML, GS, JP, MS, Nomura?

Aug 22, 2018

BAML video interview invitation. Any insights would be appreciated!

Aug 25, 2018

I'll trade it for MS. PM me.

Sep 16, 2018

heyyy would you mind sharing baml? i can trade ms as well

Aug 22, 2018

Any ideas whether these hirevues would direct to the superday or not

Aug 23, 2018

so my understanding is HK banks have only sent out video invitations ? no first rounds yet?

Aug 24, 2018

Wondered if the JPM video interview was pre or post screening? Some people haven't gotten it maybe coz of the different divisions applied? Any none IBD applicants got their interviews yet?

Aug 24, 2018

Just got video of baml and JP. Anyone can gimme some insight of JP one? Would love to share baml ones.

Aug 24, 2018

How long did it take you to receive video from BAML?

Aug 24, 2018

three days

Aug 24, 2018

I would love to share JP questions. pm me

Aug 25, 2018

I can. PM me

Sep 16, 2018

heyyy i can share jp ones, would you still mind sharing baml? thanks a lot!

Sep 28, 2018

Hi, did you get the video interview of BAML IBD three days after your completed the online test? Do you think it is automatically sent out after the online test or somebody is really reading the resume.iThank you!

Aug 24, 2018

three days

Aug 24, 2018

Any insights for the BAML video interview? Would love to share Blackrock's & Barclays' (fast-track). PM me.

Aug 24, 2018

How did you get Barclays first track?

Aug 24, 2018

Spring week in London+negotiated with the HR to fast track in HK (normally only in the same location)

Aug 24, 2018

I can share JPM or MS questions, is there anyone would like to share UBS questions? PM me

Aug 24, 2018

I can share JPM and MS, anyone would like to share UBS and BAML? PM me

Aug 24, 2018

Hey wanna use JP to trade for baml's?

Aug 25, 2018

I have JP, do you mind sharing BAML?

Aug 25, 2018

i'll PM u JPM Qs tmr because i've reached limit today. do u mind sharing BOAM?

Aug 25, 2018

can you PM me JP morgan Questions as well?

Sep 5, 2018

Hey I have BAML questions, if you can share JPM and MS it'd be great

Sep 16, 2018

heyyy would you mind sharing baml, i have jpm.

Sep 17, 2018

What division?

Sep 17, 2018

investment banking.

Aug 25, 2018

I can share BAML's and UBS in exchange for JPM / Blackrock.

Aug 25, 2018

PM me

Aug 25, 2018

sure, we can PM each other tmr

Aug 26, 2018

Hello,do you mind PM me first, I don't know why I can't PM

Aug 25, 2018

PM me, thanks!

Aug 26, 2018

Have JPM - wanna trade for UBS, thanks. If you can trade blackrock for something else in the future keep in contact. Reached my daily PM sorry

Aug 26, 2018

PM me thanks

Aug 25, 2018

Whoever has the JPM hirevue questions for IBD please PM me and I can send you all five MS questions. Wrote them down as I interviewed.

Aug 25, 2018

@Jinwoongboss Hey Jinwoongboss are you Korean? I can give you the question. I don't need MS. Do you have kakao or wechat?

Aug 25, 2018

Hey JJDeli, can you give me the questions for JPM? I can't PM anymore. I got wechat.

Aug 30, 2018

@michaelijamesross12 what's your wechat? I'll add

Aug 26, 2018

Yeah I am. Kakao Id is jinwoongboss too. Love to hear back from you

Aug 29, 2018

Hi! Im looking for the JPM ones. Would you be able to help me out?

Oct 22, 2018

Hey do you mind sharing the MS IBD questions with me? I have BAML, UBS, HSBC if it helps. Thanks!

Oct 29, 2018

Would you mind sharing MS IBD questions? Thanks!

Aug 26, 2018

Guys, I saw this group page on Facebook with the same purpose of this thread. The PM limit here is a bit inconvenient, so if you don't mind letting others know who you are, might as well join this group?
https://www.facebook.com/groups/197725404224638/

Aug 26, 2018

Have completed JPM/BAML/MS - anyone with UBS feel free to pm me to trade

Oct 7, 2018

Trade plz, I have UBS for IBD

Oct 7, 2018

Yes. i have UBS HK, Singapore for IBD and S&T.
Please PM me;) I would like to trade for JPM HK Hirevue

Aug 26, 2018

Have done video ins for JPM/UBS/BAML. PM for trade thanks.

Aug 26, 2018

Anybody know when the deadlines for HK/SG are???

Aug 27, 2018

Has anyone gotten any invitations from Nomura?

Aug 28, 2018

Anyone received online test from CS HK? Any idea how's the questions?

Aug 28, 2018

Anyone received hirvue from BAML Global Research?

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Aug 28, 2018

Anyone going for the CS superday on Friday or JP superday next week?

Aug 29, 2018

Do you attend HK school or US school?

Aug 29, 2018

JP sent out superday invite already? For HK/SG

Aug 29, 2018

@Rekt_Analyst don't think so. I got my first interview (Hirevue) two weeks ago. And did my interview like a few days ago. They said they will fly over in September to conduct super day.

Aug 29, 2018

JP told you through email that they would fly over in sept?

Aug 30, 2018

@stagiairehelene I'm not sure if it was JPM or MS HK. But HR told me they will fly over in September to conduct the interview. I'm not sure whether this interview is referring to the Superday or not.

Aug 29, 2018

Alright noted on that sense! didn't get any interview after hirevue, the anxiety is over for me now

Sep 1, 2018

I'm also anxious. R u from a HK/US/UK school?

Sep 2, 2018

Well I am from Singapore

Aug 29, 2018

@dskauhydvgiqub did you get CS and JP Superday for HK/Singapore? How did you get them? did you just do Hirevue???

Aug 29, 2018

Anyone want to trade the JPM ones for the MS ones?

Aug 29, 2018

PM me

Sep 1, 2018

PM me

Sep 19, 2018

Pm thanks

Aug 31, 2018

Anyone trade BAML for JPM/UBS?

Aug 31, 2018

Anyone heard back from CS after completing the online assessment?

Aug 31, 2018

@8patrick25 My friend from NYU Stern did a phone interview for Singapore IBD last month. Other than that...no

Sep 1, 2018

thanks

Sep 1, 2018

First rounds were last week and yesterday was the superday in SG

Sep 1, 2018

@Boulder wait..what? for Singapore, CS IBD first rounds were last week? So is it over now?

Sep 1, 2018

Its rolling don't worry, there were some last week but there will be more to come

Sep 4, 2018

CS IBD interviews started in early July, if I'm not wrong the class is almost filled/filled already

Sep 1, 2018

anyone wants to set up a wechat group together maybe?

Sep 1, 2018

Good idea!

Sep 2, 2018

@ivy23333 add me jjo3938 or home4sdk

Sep 5, 2018

add me @ taming980728 thx!

Sep 5, 2018

can you email me at [email protected]? I'll send you the group QR code

Sep 5, 2018

Add me plz! ww47960368

Sep 5, 2018

can you email me at [email protected]? I'll send you the group QR code

Sep 3, 2018

Anyone trade JPM/MS ones for UBS/BAML?

Sep 4, 2018

I have JPM questions, willing to trade for BAML/UBS/MS. PM me!

Sep 5, 2018

I have BAML questions, can't seem to pm you though because of daily limit

Sep 5, 2018

Just PM me when you can

Sep 4, 2018

Has anyone applied for HSBC?

Oct 8, 2018

Yes, I have! Havent got anything after HireVue tho

Sep 4, 2018

Has anyone got an interview with J.P Morgan (Singapore) Markets?

Sep 4, 2018

Has anyone heard back after completing the video interview?

Sep 4, 2018

Not even a whiff of anything

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