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Guide to Citigroup S&T InterviewAfter receiving an invite to interview with Citi, you have some preparation to do. The Citi interview is broken down into technical, markets, behavioral, and case study components. You should be prepared to answer all the usual behavioral questions. You can work on these types of questions through our Free Finance Interview Guide. You can prepare for the markets component of the interview by reading the news and reading about movement in the markets each day. You should put together:
- An outlook on the S&P 500 (a proxy for the US markets)
- An outlook on major country economies / markets (China, Eurozone, EMEA)
- Have several pitches ready to go - preferably a short pitch and a long pitch.
Citi Case Study PrepWhat makes Citi's super day process different than most BB's is that they do a case study in the interview. User @Rotterdam", a sales and trading associate, shared a detailed explanation of how this case study goes:
You can read more about interviews with Citigroup on the First thing was a case study where you were a consultant for a company that was looking to make an investment and had three different options. There was a packet that laid out the pros and cons of all the investments and gave you some basic facts about them. In my opinion, the packet explained way too much about each investment and basically gave you the "right" answer if you even somewhat know how economics works. If they were wanting to see what people knew and how they thought about problems they should have given a lot less information. When looking at the investment it is important to compare it to the companies current business model. Does each investment increase or decrease overall company risk? Is it a natural hedge against other things the company does? Mitigating risk is always good. Try to think about both wide spread macroeconomic conditions. For example, if the company in the study is a residential real estate developer should they buy a bunch of mortgage backed securities? Probably not. If they are a steel manufacturer they probably shouldn't invest in the Chinese stock market either considering how closely steel demand and the Chinese stock market move together. You get the idea. After you read through the case and write down your notes on it they sent me through 6 different interviews. 2 were fit based questions, 2 were technical questions, 1 was general asking me about my background, and 1 was the interviewer asking questions about the case study and playing devil's advocate to anything you say, so be ready to defend your position.WSO Company Database.
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