RBC phone interview questions

Prospect in IB-M&A

Hey, does anyone know what are the usual questions for RBC London SA first round interview?

There are going to be technical questions, but idk what the level is.


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Oct 25, 2019

I had a phone call with RBC, but for the SF office. I hope this helps you anyway.

  1. What are the three valuation techniques?
  2. Can you rank them from highest to lowest valuation?
  3. Why does this method give the highest valuation?
  4. Walk me through a DCF.
  5. What are the three financial statements?
  6. How are the three financial statements connected?
  7. Walk me through the lines on the CF statement and tell me how it connects to the other statements.
  8. How would you project out the revenues for a mining company and a subscription company?


Oct 25, 2019

Curious how you went about answering #8.

Oct 25, 2019

Sure, I didn't...It was my first IB 1st round and I was definitely not qualified at time, but he explained it to me.

For the mining company, just take the units sold per year and multiply it by the price per unit of gold/ore/whatever. For the subscription-based company, just take the price per subscription, and then multiply it by 12 or 1 (monthly vs yearly). Looking back, it was a very basic question, but it was so early in the process for me that I had no idea what I was doing lmao.


  • Prospect in Other
Oct 26, 2019

Do you know if offers are out for SF?

Oct 26, 2019

This phone call was like in April lmfao....I had thought they wrapped up recruiting for the SF office months ago. I might be wrong, though.


Oct 26, 2019

Anyone hear back from rbc sf super day yet

Oct 27, 2019


  • Prospect in Other
Oct 28, 2019

How did you find the super?

Oct 26, 2019

London SA last year for me was (that I remember):

  1. Walk me through your resume
  2. Standard experience question like time I worked well in a team
  3. Why RBC
  4. Walk me through a DCF
  5. If I'm an IPO investor do I care more about P/E multiples or EV/EBITDA multiples

After I answered those 2 technicals I was told that based on my resume there wasn't a point of asking any more technicals (humble brag nbd)

For why RBC talk about Canadian culture.

Might have been the easiest phone interview I've ever had in my entire life

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Oct 31, 2019

Thanks! How much did the interview actually last?

Oct 27, 2019

How did you answer question 5?

I would assume P/E multiple.

Oct 27, 2019