Moelis first round interview - FT Analyst

Subscribe

Hi,

I have a first round interview (90 min) with Moelis London coming up next week. Any tips/advice? Any of you fellow monkeys been through this?

What can I expect? Does anyone know what the case study entails?

Thanks guys.

Comments (6)

 
Best Response
Oct 12, 2014 - 7:14pm

I'll try to help. I got an offer to Moelis NY but went GS/MS/JPM instead. I'll try to add some color, but note the location - it could be a lot different for their London office.

First round was pretty technical. Built a DCF over the phone and did some serious accounting work (read: multi-stage problems with debt/equity components). Also did a very small case regarding LBO candidates that really just required knowing what kinds of firms are solid LBO candidates and some critical thinking.

The superday was only 3 interviews which I found to be incredibly short compared to the BB superdays I was going through. There were two behavioral interviews and one technical. The superday technical interview focused mostly on merger model stuff, but a classmate's got heavily into an LBO...so it looked like we just get a flavor of whatever the associates interviewing were currently working on.

Hope that's of at least some help. I noticed I got more, "Can you handle this?" type questions at Moelis than anywhere else...which I took to be indicative of the analyst culture at the firm. Based on that aforementioned classmate that took the job, I think I was right!

Regardless, great firm. Good luck with it, and hope that was at least a little helpful despite the difference in locations.

 
Oct 13, 2014 - 1:47pm

Mutt:

Thanks mate. Did you or anyone else have to do a case study?


There was one but it was a very small LBO case. They gave me a company type and description of its operations, and we went from there. I got asked what about the company made it a good target and what I was concerned about. They switched it up after my initial answers and adjust certain facets of the operations. I didn't receive financials or anything.
 
Jul 28, 2016 - 6:23am
Start Discussion

Total Avg Compensation

September 2020 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (17) $704
  • Vice President (45) $323
  • Associates (255) $228
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (37) $203
  • 2nd Year Analyst (141) $153
  • Intern/Summer Associate (133) $141
  • 1st Year Analyst (561) $129
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (544) $82

Leaderboard See all

1
LonLonMilk's picture
LonLonMilk
98.3
2
Jamoldo's picture
Jamoldo
98.3
3
Secyh62's picture
Secyh62
98.2
4
CompBanker's picture
CompBanker
97.8
5
Addinator's picture
Addinator
97.6
6
redever's picture
redever
97.6
7
Edifice's picture
Edifice
97.6
8
frgna's picture
frgna
97.5
9
NuckFuts's picture
NuckFuts
97.5
10
bolo up's picture
bolo up
97.4