Brandes Investment Partners - 2nd Round

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Have a second round interview for Brandes investment partners in San Diego.... Was informed that I'd have to take an accounting test and give a writing sample. HR also noted that interviews would be technical for the most part, with some behavioral. I was wondering if anyone has gone through this experience in the past, and has any advice on what I can do to efficiently/sufficiently prepare? Thanks.

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Oct 26, 2010

They asked weird questions about where to put starbucks, economics questions, linking 3 balance sheets, changes in one part affects the other statements how?, cash flow analysis, what direction you see the market is going, do a balance sheet

Oct 27, 2010

go4it, did you recently interview? Also did you have to take the written accounting test...? Weird questions... Can you specify at all anymore how the interview went?

Dec 5, 2011

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Dec 5, 2011

I interviewed with them a while ago. They're going to be very interested in why buy-side IM, your long-term career plans on the fit side. You'll be asked the standard describe the 3 financial statements/how they link. Be ready to pitch a stock.

Dec 5, 2011

Also yes you can go to hedge funds from IM, but it's a more complicated/no set rules process. Basically you would have to keep your ears open for HF vacancies where they need someone to cover what you've been covering. Also it will tend to be with smaller HFs. Not nearly as cut and dry as banking ->HF. If you go the MBA route you'll need to go to an M7 that has a buy side/HF presence.

Dec 5, 2011

raptor.45 did you make to second round? thanks alot for you help i will be flying to san diago in a few days.

Dec 5, 2011

Hey hedgefund, I actually interviewed with them last week and will be going to the second round. Best of luck man.

Dec 5, 2011

check pm.

Dec 5, 2011
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