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  2. Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 6/4/12. Andy note: some of the quotes below were published on CNBC / Yahoo awhile back: Want This Job? 'Let Me Sleep With Your Girlfriend', also check out WSO's response t ...

    420 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  3. "Why are you interested in real estate?" This seems to be a common interview question. I understand the answers would be geared to the hiring firm be it development or acquisitions and their product type. What are your typical responses when con ...

    120 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  4. For this type of interview question is: "I see my self possessing as CFA," a good answer? Interview Questions future CFA answers Salary ...

    92 comments19 Feb 2018 -

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    61 comments1 Feb 2017 -

  6. JP Morgan IB Risk

    Investment Banking

    Hey all. I just searched throughout the site and found only outdated and unhelpful info on the IB Risk analyst program at JP Morgan. What questions should I expect at a first round interview? This is being held on site at JP Morgan and not on campus. I� ...

    70 comments21 Mar 2017 -

  7. Okay here it is (just got off a phone interview and was asked these questions for an Analyst role): 1. If a company has no access to any sort of capital and does not have a cash flow, how would you advise it to get cash? 2. If account receivable increases ...

    60 comments9 Feb 2013 -

  8. Because I'm nerdy like that, I tend to write down the more bizarre or tougher interview questions I get just to throw them at my friends and see how they'd react. As I'm traveling today and tend to incorporate at least one psychoactive subs ...

    36 comments31 Dec 2012 -

  9. ...how would you invest it? Interested in hearing how some of the professionals on here would approach this interview question. Interview Questions Interviews investing ...

    50 comments1 Feb 2017 -

  10. Hi bankers, I have a Valuation Analyst interview tomorrow w/ Duff & Phelps. I have only ever skimmed these types of questions, but am now seeking help/advice. I am expecting them to ask the following questions. Seeking any help. Thanks in advance! Duf ...

    51 comments8 Nov 2016 -

  11. Good morning monkeys. Quick, walk me through a DCF, tell me how to calculate cost of equity, and explain to me how I get from basic to fully-diluted shares outstanding. Got that? Good. Now, tell me 10 things you'd do with a pencil. You have 30 second ...

    28 comments17 Sep 2012 -

  12. Hi, I got a interview with a BB for Equity derivatives trading position. What kinds of questions should I expect in terms of behaviors and technical questions? Thank you. Interview Questions ...

    33 comments26 Feb 2017 -

  13. I have also heard it phrased as: "What type of people do you enjoy working with the least?" Should I say: "People who are not good with details."? Interview Questions ...

    18 comments25 Jun 2014 -

  14. I know there are some UK based people on here and I have an interview with a UK bank here in NYC and was asked to prepare for this question. Its a strange one. Anyone have any idea? Anyone from the UK care to provide some help? Would really appreciate it. ...

    17 comments27 Feb 2013 -

  15. Greatest Fear About Banking

    Investment Banking

    My friend got this question in an FT interview. What is your greatest fear about banking? How would you answer that? Interview Questions Fear ...

    20 comments11 Jan 2009 -

  16. Proposed Answer: The pay is atrocious, there is virtually no promotion potential, and the work is not challenging enough. Is this a good answer? If I was to give one answer, which one is best. Interview Questions job search Salary promotions ...

    15 comments1 Feb 2017 -

  17. I am doing a school-year internship at a no-name boutique with literally no dealflow. What's the best way to answer this question? Interview Questions First Round IBD 1st round interview ...

    19 comments6 Dec 2011 -

  18. This is a super common interview question. Typically candidates talk about M&A transactions, but I wanted to know if it is perfectly fine to talk about a recent spin-off instead of an M&A transaction. If I follow the same format as an M&A answ ...

    8 comments29 Nov 2018 -

  19. Given any field, S&T, IB, etc. there is a shitload to know. When you interview do you always know everything there is to know and always get things right? I know a lot of guys give advice to lower monkeys but they are also in the industry and have mor ...

    11 comments5 Sep 2016 -

  20. Ethical Test- Please Respond

    Investment Banking

    I'm currently a second-year analyst working at a MM IB. I had an interview on Wednesday with a competing investment bank. I think one of my interviewers put me through some sort of ethical / morality test. He started asking some pretty specific quest ...

    16 comments29 Jan 2011 -

  21. Meatheads on Wall Street

    Job Search Advice

    If i'm asked about my hobbies in an interview should I not mention bodybuilding? Interview Questions interview ...

    14 comments9 Dec 2012 -

  22. I went through multiple rounds of interviews and will be doing a final round with MDs soon. For the Q&A segment, I plan to ask them: "if after everything, your firm decides not to give me an offer, what would be the deciding reason?" It' ...

    11 comments31 Oct 2015 -

  23. Alright so after god knows many godforsaken online apps, and networking that didn't really pay off somehow by a stroke of pure luck I landed a second round interview for a corporate development position on Monday. The HR lady said the second intervie ...

    9 comments15 Dec 2017 -

  24. I've got an interview coming up with Oppenheimer & Co. for an IB analyst position, and I was wondering if anyone has anything to say about the culture of the bank after the CIBC acquisition. Also, is the first round of interviews more fit or tech ...

    12 comments16 May 2015 -

  25. The short answer is because it is too risky (See the post by @"M Friedman" below). Is this a good answer? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/law-school-is-... Interview Questions ...

    11 comments30 Oct 2013 -

  26. I've been recently asked a question along the lines of whether i enjoyed working with financial models and why. how would you answer this question? thanks. ...

    11 comments6 Nov 2011 -

  27. Does anybody want to practice mock interviews for ibanking? It can be either over the phone/skype or meet in person if you live in NYC. PM me if interested. Interview Questions interview Model interview topics Interview Info modeling Interviews Interview ...

    11 comments25 Aug 2011 -

  28. "What is your career goal?"

    Job Search Advice

    "To make anyone who does not hire me know that not *believing* in me was the biggest mistake of their life." Interview Questions ...

    10 comments15 Nov 2013 -

  29. Retrospectively, I think I should have said that I currently have a comparative advantage in persuasion, but my passion is for quantitative areas of corporate finance, esp. QRM. Is this a good response if they are looking for a quantitative person? Interv ...

    10 comments24 Mar 2013 -

  30. If company A has 0% Sales growth but 20% EBITDA Margin while Company B has 20% Sales growth vs 5% EBITDA Margin. Which company would you prefer to invest in and Why? Any insight on this? Interview Questions revenue EBITDA Margin ...

    9 comments22 Sep 2014 -

  31. Length of interview answers

    Job Search Advice

    I started timing my answers for probable interview questions lately, like "Tell me about a time you worked in a team" or something and find most of them are 2min- 2.30 long. I was wondering am I going into too much detail and should aim for shor ...

    8 comments20 May 2014 -

  32. Hey gang: I have a phone interview coming up for an analyst position in Duff & Phelps' Dispute & Legal Management Consulting Group. I've seen prior threads on this but they were all for valuation and IB analyst positions, not for the Dis ...

    9 comments22 Nov 2010 -

  33. F50 interview coming up...

    Other Industries

    Hey guys, I have an interview with a F50 company coming up for an unspecified (pre-mba) financial analyst position. The interview for the place I worked at now was relatively basic and asked simple questions regarding corp fin like differences between NPV ...

    8 comments29 Jul 2011 -

  34. Thought about this idea from a similar thread just for shits and giggles. First I'll post a interview question and the next person will answer it as best as possible (slick, sly, analytical, whatever you think will be appropriate to say that will hel ...

    8 comments29 May 2011 -

  35. Ok, so here we go, please share one and rip another apart. This is one of the most dreaded question (due to its shear open-ended nature). "If [insert bank here] gave you $10 million to invest, what would you do with it?" Interview Questions Bank ...

    8 comments31 Jan 2010 -

  36. Yesterday someone asked me why I wanted to pursue investment banking, and I was at a loss for words. My most basic reasoning is that I like to work with numbers, but besides this I wouldn't know what to say. It's obvious that many might pursue i ...

    6 comments14 Dec 2016 -

  37. GS HK Securities Interview

    Investment Banking

    I applied for IBD in GS HK. But I received an email saying that I have a finance interview with Securities division. Does that mean they think I'm more of a fit to Sales & Trading? What kind of questions will GS Securities usually ask? Thanks! In ...

    7 comments14 Jun 2010 -

  38. Interview Question- Options

    Sales and Trading

    I just got this interview question and am not sure if I gave the correct answer. Bascially the question is how to get the payoff used in the diagram to the left using options. The diagram is basically a call spread, but instead of there being an upward sl ...

    7 comments23 Oct 2008 -

  39. How would you guys answer this questions- it is about how you think about valuation You have two companies within the chemical sector. One company is the producer of the chemical and the other company is a distributor. The distributor will buy from the pr ...

    6 comments4 Nov 2014 -

  40. I thought it would be a good idea to post some questions that we received from either our first round or superday interviews with explanations to provide as a resource to future analyst prospects. Let's help out WSO users! Interview Questions Investm ...

    6 comments16 Oct 2011 -

  41. Interview Questions: Softballs

    Job Search Advice

    I recently had a 2nd round phone interview for an investment management position at a BB. Having read through some of the interview experiences here, I was pretty nervous about the possible questions. However, the questions were pretty simple: focused on ...

    6 comments26 Jan 2011 -

  42. how do you answer......

    Job Search Advice

    Why do you want to work for Deutsche Bank (or any other BB)and not Merrill Lynch / GS / Morgan Stanley? How do you say you wanna to work for a lower BB like DB, Bank of America... rather than the better and more prestigious BB? ...

    6 comments5 Sep 2008 -

  43. I was wondering which technical topics, I should brush up upon before interviewing with a AM firm which strategy is investing in small cap growth stocks? Thanks Interview Questions ...

    5 comments24 Apr 2016 -

  44. What is the best way to answer this? Should I say that I do not like the city in which I work? How to Answer Tricky Interview Questions "What do you like least about your job?" is one of those tricky interview questions for which there seems to ...

    5 comments12 Aug 2013 -

  45. I'm a senior preparing for consulting interviews in the fall. Just wondering how my role in a startup business would be viewed during interviews. I can exaggerate the role to the point that I am the CFO of this company with five employees. My only co ...

    5 comments17 Jun 2012 -

  46. How do you answer and approach the question: what would you do if you had a person on your team who is not pulling their weight? I'm just wondering what is a good answer to this question. Interview Questions team ...

    5 comments22 Jun 2010 -

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  48. Hello everyone, got an interview coming up with the CIO of a macro hedge fund, I was wondering what might be some appropriate questions to ask something that high level? I am really at a loss to what might be a good question that shows I am inquisitive, I ...

    4 comments25 Feb 2013 -

  49. I wanna know what everybody thinks is the best answer to the above question. It's a pretty straight forward question but what should you really say. You only have a short amount of time to reply to the question, so you must be brief. What parts of th ...

    4 comments27 Mar 2009 -

  50. Hi, I have an ER final round interview coming up soon, with an asset management firm. Anyone knows some good resources of ER that teach me how to analyze equities? Or any suggestions on interview questions? Thanks! Interview Questions Equity Research ...

    4 comments25 Feb 2009 -

  51. If asked by a trading firm these questions what key answers are they looking for? Why do you want to be a trader? Why do you think you'll be a good trader? Thanks a lot! Interview Questions ...

    3 comments6 Mar 2016 -

  52. I have searched but cannot find a good answer for how recording of deferred revenue affects the financial statements as well as the impact when the revenue is earned. My thought is that deferred revenue is listed as a short term liability and an increase ...

    3 comments10 Sep 2011 -

  53. I believe I read on WSO about some guy preping for interviews and he had gone through: all of glassdoor questions some book with a bunch of technical questions. I managed to find the book (online) a little back and now I forgot what its called. It was div ...

    3 comments6 Jun 2011 -

  54. During summer analyst interviews, I have been asked to teach the interviewer a topic that I learned in one of my business classes. Would it be best to teach something like an LBO (a more advanced topic that normally is questioned in internships interviews ...

    3 comments18 Jun 2012 -

  55. BlackRock query

    Job Search Advice

    I just received an e-mail inviting me to interview with the BlackRock 's Financial Modelling Group in NYC. I would appreciate some meaningful information about the second round interviews. Will it be all technical questions? What do they emphasize on ...

    3 comments7 Oct 2009 -

  56. After first round, a famous quant hedge fund asked to solve four questions in an 8-hour written exam. These problems were excruciating painful. The questions are tougher than the one I have even seen in USAMO math problems. Boy, these quant managers are i ...

    3 comments31 Jan 2009 -

  57. Blueshift AM interview

    Asset Management

    My first question is whether Blueshift is even real. I've had multiple interviews with them (I'm speaking with the COO/CFO tomorrow), but there is shockingly little about them online. That includes their website (Blueshift.am). Searches for &quo ...

    2 comments2 Apr 2018 -

  58. Have an interview at a hedge fund of funds as a data analyst. I dont see much on glassdoor regarding interviews at the firm. The position discusses working knowledge of market or reference data across equities, commodities and derivatives. Also statistica ...

    2 comments16 May 2017 -

  59. Sophomore Interview Questions

    Investment Banking

    For sophomore programs, what are the usual questions asked during the interviews? Any advice would be really great! Interview Questions ...

    2 comments31 Dec 2015 -

  60. I'm talking to a Partner of a boutique consulting firm. I want to know if they're having a healthy deal flow and looking for a long-term employee. I'm afraid that they might fire me if there's no business or once there's no longer ...

    2 comments1 May 2013 -

  61. One of the biggest things I've seen how far good questions go during an interview. I have some upcoming interviews in Brokerage, Develpment and REPE and was hoping to get some help on some good questions. I've added a few below and would appreci ...

    1 comment22 Apr 2019 -

  62. Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi everyone, We have compiled 30+ interview questions asked in the Cornell MBA interview. The questions are sourced from interview experiences shared by applicants all over the web. We've compiled and categorized these questions into different types. ...

    1 comment25 Nov 2018 -

  63. Corporate Banking Interview

    Job Search Advice

    Hi, I have an interview coming up for a corporate banking summer analyst position at a BB in Toronto. What questions should I expect in this interview? Any advice for preparing for it? Thanks in advance! Corporate Banking banking toronto canada toronto #b ...

    1 comment23 Aug 2018 -

  64. I'm wondering how some of you guys address questions regarding IB SA roles at small, "no-name" boutiques that don't hire their interns? I'm about to start an IB SA role at a regional (i guess "no-name") boutique in a cit ...

    1 comment26 May 2017 -

  65. Question: If an asset (PP&E) worth 200 (on the books) is sold for 100, how does this affect the 3 financial statements? Is my logic here correct:-200 book value- 100 sale price = 100 loss-I'm wondering if this loss considered cash or non-cash? In ...

    1 comment15 May 2016 -

  66. Hello WSO, I had a couple (2) phone interviews last week, and it was different from what I had envision a phone interview would be. I was expecting a lot more questions from the interviewer (one human resource, one recruiter) and I am sure if the brevity ...

    1 comment12 Sep 2015 -

  67. Hey Guys, I just received notice that I made the second round interview with the Financial Markets Advisory practice at BlackRock. The interview is going to be via a skype type platform with a BlackRock employee (I'm assuming an HR rep). Obviously th ...

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  68. I'm starting to conduct interviews for interns/entry level position at my PE firm and currently try to reflect on what are good questions to probe the candidates' quality. Particularly to check technicals without being too much of a pain (e.g. & ...

    24 Apr 2014 -

  69. What is the best way to answer this? Should I say that I want their brand name and reputation? Interview Questions Salary ...

    1 comment30 Sep 2013 -

  70. Hey guys, I'm prepping for an interview and I was given some questions by a friend, but not too sure about the answers to some. Here it goes: Equity: 1) what is the price per share of a $100m company with 10 million shares? $10 (I got this one by mys ...

    1 comment6 Mar 2016 -

  71. 21 Questions...

    Investment Banking

    If an interviewer said company X is thinking of acquiring company B. You are trying to value company B. Pretend I am company B. Play twenty-one questions with me. What would some analysts ask... Assuming he tells you what industry/business model/product l ...

    1 comment23 Jan 2012 -

  72. Technology

    Investment Banking

    Anyone with experience in this particular sector please feel free to post. I would like thoroughly ask you questions for an upcoming interview. Thank you. Interview Questions Technology Group ...

    5 Nov 2010 -

  73. BNP Paribas SuperDay

    Investment Banking

    Has anyone had a superday at BNP yet in New York?? If so, when did you go in? What questions did they ask? Thanks alot. I have been in touch with BNP a lot and I was wondering if they had conducted any superdays already, possibly for different divisions m ...

    1 comment14 Oct 2010 -

  74. Credit Strategy Interview help

    Job Search Advice

    Hey everyone- I am interviewing for a Credit Strategy analyst position at a non- BB (but large international bank- think SocGen / RBS) which is a strong debt player. Did try searching but "credit strategy" isn't a very popular term on these ...

    1 comment15 Sep 2010 -

  75. Comps in a tough market

    Investment Banking

    I was asked this question recently, and just replied with a BS answer. How do you determine a true value using comparables when the market is so sluggish....i.e, multiples are depressed. This was an M&A banker working on sell-side advisory work. Inter ...

    1 comment27 Aug 2010 -

  76. MBIA/bond insurer interview

    Job Search Advice

    Hey everyone, I'm a longtime lurker and finally decided to make an account. I have an interview with MBIA Inc coming up and wanted to know if any one has interviewed with them or with another bond insurance company such as Ambac. It is for an Asset M ...

    1 comment16 May 2009 -

  77. hey guys i have an interview with BONYM Pershing summer internship coming up soon. I'm not sure what to expect. Anyone interview with them before? Do they ask technical questions or just behavioral? Interview Questions jobs Interview ...

    1 comment11 Mar 2009 -

  78. Valuation Questions

    Investment Banking

    I am in the midst of interviewing with a bunch of BB 's and have found there are two major types of valuation questions. The first and most basic are simple, surface "tell me" questions. For example "tell me" a few ways to value a ...

    7 Feb 2009 -

  79. Interview with Moodys

    Job Search Advice

    Has anyone ever interviewed with Moodys for an mba associate position? I have an interview coming up next week have no idea what to prep beyond what I would do for a fixed income reasearch interview. Ideas? Suggestions? Interview Questions Interview ...

    10 Sep 2008 -