Morgan Stanley Global Capital Markets 1st Round Interview

I have a 1st round interview with this group tomorrow for their 2015 SA Program.

In addition to knowing fundamental banking technicals and IPOs, is there anything else that I should be focusing on?

Any advice/insight on this would be much appreciated.

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Dec 16, 2014

Would also like to know this..I'm assuming you are correct, and that there will be more market related questions like in an S&T interview in comparison to IBD. At least that is how I'm approaching it..

Dec 17, 2014

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Dec 17, 2014

No technicals required. Focus on what do you think about the markets and similar questions. So follow the markets.

"I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature."

Dec 17, 2014

Know why companies would chose to issue debt vs. equity, and also understand the difference between what an equity and debt investor are looking for. Definitely have some understanding of whats going on in the markets right now, and know how various current events are affecting them. Don't need to be a market expert, but be able to have a semi-intelligent conversation about them. Also make sure you can specify why you're interesting in capital markets vs. a coverage group

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Dec 18, 2014

Any specific behavioral questions about teamwork or things like that?

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Dec 18, 2014

Any specific behavioral questions about teamwork or things like that?

Dec 19, 2014

Yeah. The interview was actually much more behavioral than I thought, especially in comparison to Coverage IBD.

Dec 20, 2014

Did anyone hear back from 1st round?

Dec 21, 2014

Not yet, I'm assuming invites will go out this coming week, as first rounds were probably all conducted the end of this past week.

Dec 22, 2014

My interviewer said that we could possibly hear as late as the new year. That would actually make more sense given that this is the week of Christmas and HR, among all people, is definitely not working at this time of year.

Dec 22, 2014

Good to hear....appreciate you posting that info.

Dec 23, 2014

Got an invite about a week ago fyi

Dec 23, 2014

When did you interview? I just had my phone interview on Friday, December 19th.

Dec 26, 2014

Have you heard back yet, either way?

Jan 3, 2015

Hey guys, my interview with the group is in a few weeks. Any advice?

Jan 3, 2015

MS GCM = Global Capital Markets = DCM, ECM, LevFin.

Edit: God damn this site has improved. To make it easy for the lazy, WSO answers the last part of your question. Just click the acronyms

Jan 3, 2015

I've actually talked to a few guys there extensively during my networking over the past few months. If you have any specific questions, feel free to PM me.

Jan 3, 2015

Also i have tons of connect in the dcm/cm space there so if you have any particular need let me know....pm please

Jan 3, 2015
E.BIT.DA:

Is this a good sign?.

You got moved from wealth management to GCM..... I would say that's definitely a good sign

Jan 3, 2015

Thanks. Just worried about having to interview for a more technical position.

Jan 3, 2015

Thanks, anyone else had an interview with GCM or have any insight?

Jan 3, 2015

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Jan 3, 2015

how did you apply for the position?

Jan 3, 2015
collegekid89:

how did you apply for the position?

On-Campus resume collect. a VP in ECM, whos an alum, said I should get a call for interviews within the next week or so.

Jan 3, 2015

Can you speak more on the super day process?

Jan 3, 2015

use search

Jan 3, 2015

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Jan 3, 2015

Improve on your English.

Jan 3, 2015