Q&A: Incoming PWM Graduate
Hi potential graduates/interns, I figured after spending the most of 2019 preparing and interviewing with various banks (across bulge/mid market/local, and to various levels of success) for/ roles and finally being able to secure an amazing opportunity as a PWM graduate in a global fund manager to start this summer, I should give back to the community that has helped me in one way or another. I feel that there has been a lack of information/recruiting tips/application process guide available especially when recruiting for PWM/PB, and most of my knowledge was actually secured from schoolmates, alumni, former colleagues, and peers, or from personal experience during application processes. I fully understand the anxiety, stress and feeling of loss during recruiting season/application process and hope my insights can help alleviate some of that. Candidates deserve to know more and this in general would help both candidates get a better idea of how they can approach PB/PWM recruiting from a more strategic standpoint, and also to help recruiters to access a larger quality pool of candidates who are more prepared and know what to expect.
- this Q&A is purely focused on offering information and helping future candidates like you guys in improving your chances during recruiting season specific to PB, I have not started work so i cannot offer you great/deep insights into job scope, responsibilities and demands of PWM/PB - As i applied only for APAC positions, my insights are most relevant to this region. I do not know if they are applicable or even relevant to recruiting for PWM/PB in other regions, so if you are not from APAC do not take it too seriously. - My insights may not be the best, may not be the most accurate, and may not even help you in one way or another, but I hope that at least someone will benefit from it because I did from my seniors. Ill try my best to offer information that can really add value to your recruiting capabilities. ( it would help if you could focus/explain your enquiries in detail and not be too general!)
Bach in Science, Hons, Major Econs (2:1), reputable Asian University internship: Did 11 wealth management (products) stint Did 1 corporate banking ( ) stint Did 1 IB stint ( ) Currently in a fintech/alternative lending stint
Topics I can offer insight on:
Application timelines for different banks/firms Application processs and what to expect specific insights into each stage in the process (CV submission, online tests, video interview, group interviews, f2f interviews, AC, final rounds) Type of interview questions and style of interviews Type of AC structure What they look out for/what they focus on/key elements Company specific process (CS,, , , Stan Chart, OCBC, DBS) (depending on how far i reached in each) how I approached the group interview/f2f interview how I prepared for the interviews how I felt about the process, my thoughts about it etc Cheers!