UBS Sales and Trading Interview Questions

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    Sales and Trading Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at UBS in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    1. apply online 2. Invited to a reception dinner 3. Invited to interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Stamford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at UBS in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had three phone interviews in four days. The phone interviews mostly consisted of fit questions and explaining my interest in finance. I did get some market based questions to make sure I read the news (did you see bank earnings reports, Ford or GM, BOA or Citi, etc.). Got one question on probability.

    Interview Questions
    • Which would you choose to invest in...Ford or GM?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales and Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at UBS in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was asked about my interest in finance and the standard "walk me through your resume"
    Then asked about my view on the markets. Several interruptions led to tangent questions about my specific view. One of them was " given your market view where would you invest 1 million dollars now and how would you do it" What are the benefits of implementing the strategy that way versus another way?
    Then I was asked some technical questions about skills and knowledge that I listed on my resume. If you say you know econometrics, they might ask you what is R squared, what are its shortcomings, how might you overcome the shortcomings? Finally I was asked a brainteaser that came directly, word for work, from wall street interview prep books. If you read those books you can answer the questions correctly. Was never contacted again.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales and Trading Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Stamford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at UBS in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    I did an on campus interview for the first round, and headed to the final round in Stamford, CT, as that's where the main trading floor is. The interview experience was pretty mixed- some of the interviewers were very friendly and gave a lot of advice, while others just looked really tired. A lot of brain teasers and math questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think you were selected for the final round of interviews?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales & Trading Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Stamford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at UBS in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed for a Sales & Trading Summer Internship via phone. Got the interview through connections and recommendations, claimed no experience or knowledge outside of coursework - putting me slightly ahead of the history majors and physics majors that they recruit. Took place with the head of recruiting, who formerly only interviewed MBAs in the final rounds. It showed. He asked for justification why I wasn't going for a sell-side internship, in-depth macro (personal opinions), stock picks, options & trading strategies, and valuation formulas. Everything went pretty well, with sputters because I was advised that it would be a strictly behavioral interview, except for the stock picks - I'm a poor college student with no money in the market and 18 credits on my schedule, be real.

    Interview Questions
    • What are some equities - by industry, mutual funds, and ETFs that you would buy right now?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    UBS Sales and Trading Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at UBS in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    1st round phone interview followed by the assessment centre in London

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Intern/Equity Sales & Trading Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seoul (South Korea)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seoul (South Korea)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at UBS in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I received a call for an assessment test and took the test that most global Investment Banks provided prior to an interview. About 20 candidates took the test and 2 passed it including myself. (It was strange but UBS Seoul had its own standard for minimum test score requirement for each section.) I had interviews with two employees whom I will work with 1 on 1. Each interview averaged 20 minutes and it included English ability test. Most likely one of the interviewer really enjoyed speaking with me and he pushed to hire me to other people.

    Interview Questions
    • Basically the interviews were very plain. The question that I did not expect was my interest in future career division. I was applying for Equity Sales and Trading and the interviewer was wondering whether I am looking for IBD like many others. I was honestly not much interested in IBD specifically and I said so, but was not sure whether she trusted my words on that.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation as it was an internship position with fixed salary and working period.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales & Trading Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at UBS in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Think about "your story" beforehand, pick a few selling points.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Fixed Income Sales & Trading Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at UBS in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Several behavior questions
    Why fixed income?
    why trading?
    tell me about yourself
    and a integral problem...

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Trading Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at UBS in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    I experienced really good contact with HR before and during the interview process. I found the online resources to be engaging and pitched to the right level of understanding. The interview rounds were pretty much as expected - a presentation, a CV-based interview, a group task, an economics/markets interview. I felt relaxed at interview, and I think this showed.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Never, ever undersell yourself.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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