Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research Interview

Hi all,

I have an interview with GS global investment research group this week. I'm interviewing for their portfolio and strategy team.

Any advice on how to prepare. I figured we will probably cover current economic conditions, trends, stock pitch, fit questions. Also, if anyone has interviewed please share your experience.

Thank you in advance.

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Nov 27, 2012

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May 31, 2014

how did your interview go? mind to share some insights? feel free to PM me. thx

May 31, 2014

no you don't need to be an expert in ER, commodities, global macro, credit, etc. all at once
I'd say certainly have a few stock pitches prepared, but past that be able to articulate which area you are interested in (macro vs equities vs credit etc), why, and have informed opinions about that topic.

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May 31, 2014

I heard that GIR wasn't taking interns this summer?

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May 31, 2014

Mostly behavioral and fit. They really care about why you are looking at GIR, and not IBD / S&T.

Also read up on how GIR is structured at the firm. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions, and that shows your commitment to doing it.

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May 31, 2014

would i get any mathematical and financial questions?

and what do you mean by behavior and fit

thank you

May 31, 2014
richfuture1:

and what do you mean by behavior and fit

run a search or read any interview guide

May 31, 2014

all GS first rounds (hk) are pretty straightforward... mostly fit and passion for finance... keep in mind its extremely hard to land GIR... space is very limited.last year they had books of resumes for GIR and only took like 4 5 interns

May 31, 2014

do you know how many applicants are selected for first round?

this isnt for HK though.

any idea how many they take?

is GIR more competitive than IBD and S&T?

May 31, 2014

Some of the worst analysts in London work in Peterborough Court.

May 31, 2014

serious.....dont really know much about the department itself....how do you know this

May 31, 2014

some of them are not that bad but moat people in the business really consider GS research to be an extension of the prop desk. Many on the buyside begrudgingly deal with them because they have the flow or they want to get in on deals but its not because of the quality of the research.

May 31, 2014

GS ER is garbage.

May 31, 2014

to clarify, GS ER is not respected b/c it's a prop of the prop desk and all traders for that matter. GS is a hedge fund in some respects, so ER is really a small investment of GS' budget.

May 31, 2014

to clarify, GS ER is not respected b/c it's a prop of the prop desk and all traders for that matter. GS is a hedge fund in some respects, so ER is really a small investment of GS' budget.

May 31, 2014

Did they reject you?

Why does it not respected? It's GS!

May 31, 2014
wannabeibanker:

Did they reject you?

Why does it not respected? It's GS!

are you stupid? just because it's goldman does not make it the best.
and it's true goldman equity research is not the most respected on the street and is barely hanging on to top 10 status. goldman just doesn't care about the division as much as other banks. it has such limited distribution.

and this is coming from someone who rejected an offer from them btw.

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May 31, 2014