PIMCO Investment Management SA Interview Help

I have an interview next week on campus for PIMCO (SA). I preferenced that I wanted to work in either the Account Summer Analyst and Portfolio Summer Analyst. The other divisions are Product Summer Analyst and Credit Research Analyst.

Keeping in mind this is a 30 min. on campus interview, any ideas what they'll ask me? (aside from the usual why PIMCO, general macro questions, behaviorals, etc.)

Anyone been through a PIMCO interview before? Any advice would be really helpful! I don't see much posted about PIMCO's SA program.

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2/4/12

Did you interview with PIMCO before? Or is this a general guess about what they'll ask about technicals. Problem is I'm not even sure if they ask technicals during first round interviews.

 
2/9/12

First round interview for me was behavioral.. and then a question about convexity/negative duration. Second interview went into defining duration, different types of risk in bonds, and ways to increase and decrease duration using derivatives.

 
2/10/12

Thanks for the help! Was this for SA or FT?

 
2/20/12

I know for FT it's heavy, heavy bond mathematics/terminology.

As far as fit goes, they love hearing about pedigree and brand names, especially. Their clients demands a certain level of stuffiness, so PIMCO loves wine-os and fencers.

 
1/29/13

Hi could someone help me with pimco interview questions? I have an interview coming up this week.

 
2/10/13

Expect mostly fit questions and questions about what your thoughts are on the global macro economy. I would recommend reading up on their last cyclical and secular forums and the last few investment summaries from Bill Gross.

 
2/15/13

superday offers anyone? how long do they take to get back to you?

 
2/16/13

They've given out superday offers in London (undergrad roles). Its on 21st, does anybody have any insight on what to expect?

 
2/18/13

Newport undergrad Account SA superday was Friday 2/15 - they mentioned they couldn't get everyone in though.

Definitely be up on macro trends - I got at least three different questions on QE. I think I got off a bit easier on quant questions just because I'm not an Econ or Business major. Lots of behavioral and fit questions.

 
2/19/13

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