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BlackRock Portfolio Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Dec 6, 2014
Updated Dec 6, 2014
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Portfolio Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BlackRock.

Interview Details

I received an interview through campus recruiting. I did the first round of interviews at school, and then was brought into the offices in New York for the second round. Each of the interviews was 1 on 1, and the super day had 4 separate interviews. The process wasn't super transparent, specifically about which group you were interviewing for, as I met people from both portfolio management, product strategy and research, all of which perform remarkably different functions.

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    Portfolio Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackRock in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    They asked basic qestions about why intereted in finance and PM. I focused heavy on how it is a mix between finance and using people skills and I thought the interview went well. However, I got denied.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Portfolio Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BlackRock in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of the hiring manager describing the position and asking general questions. The questions were origanizational "fit" type questions. He asked question concerning my database and analytical competence. Afterward, various members of the Portfolio group asked more specific general finance questions concerning stocks, bonds, and options. These questions were followed by some simple finance questions that required some minor computations. Finally, I was asked questions to see how I would react to complaints for protfolio managers. The interview process lasted about two hours.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to expain duration and its effect on bons and bond valuations.   Answer Question
    • I was asked to describe a derivative.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Portfolio Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two round interviews. First round is two 30-min interviews. Second one is assessment center which is three 30-min interviews with senior people. I was only given these information before each interview.

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    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Portfolio Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at BlackRock in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed on campus. The first round was just a casual conversation with the interviewer trying to know the academic background and your interest in the company. The next round is at the company headquarters where the questions are more intense relating to the finance background.

    Interview Questions
    • If i gave you $10,000 to invest somewhere where would it be? Why?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Portfolio Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BlackRock in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    The process was pretty straight forward, the HR team was supportive throughout the whole process and ensured all things were done quickly. The interview process was very tough yet there was a lot of scope for debate.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Portfolio Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BlackRock in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Two day assessment. First day was math test and 2 rounds of interviews. Second day was a teamwork event to present investment products to three different "clients", followed by a problem-solving test which was quite hard! This was followed by another two rounds of interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain the cause of the financial crisis.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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