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Oct 6, 2014

have you got AC's already? Last time I talked to HR, they told me ACs will be held in Nov/Dec time. What's it your applied for?

Oct 7, 2014

No, but I've had my face-to-face interviews and was asking in advance, in case I do get through!

Have you heard from MS at all?

Oct 8, 2014

No. I meant they were telling me they will hold interviews for FT in Nov/Dec time. Is yours SA or fast track?

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Oct 8, 2014

As far as I remember:

* 2 30 min regular interviews: 1 technical and 1 fit related.
* 1 case: 30 min preparation and ~20 min to present to one interviewer.
* 1 group case: ~5-10 min or so to prepare, then discuss which solution you recommend in a group of ~6-7 while ~4 (one HR, rest bankers) overlook and then the bankers ask questions to the group.
* 1 written test similar to the one you did online.

Rest of the time you're just sitting around. A few points of advice for the cases:

* Think about a framework you can use to evaluate potential M&A targets for the case. An example could be company/market/financial/synergies. Then go through the framework for each target. This makes the case a lot more presentable and shows structured thinking.
* For the group case, don't overrule others, let everyone be heard but don't be afraid to say your opinion either. It's a balance but in general just don't be a dick and you should be fine.

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Nov 11, 2019

Could anyone give an update for the MS London Assessment Centre? I have an AC coming up this month for an IBD summer analyst position.

Nov 11, 2019