FTSE Group Interview Questions

Updated Apr 7, 2015
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    Index Research Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at FTSE Group.

    Interview

    Phone interview first regarding your self-intro, some academic theories and general knowledge on index, then face-to-face interview (meet two managers and do tests on excel for both spreadsheet and vba)

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    • Excel skills and general knowledge of index   1 Answer
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    Quantitative Research Department Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at FTSE Group (Hong Kong (Hong Kong)).

    Interview

    The manager asked me some some questions regarding my resume. Basically, if you are proficient at telling your past experience, it is fine. Be able to show your passion in the finance industry. For instance, I talked about my experience in a valuation challenge and the manager seemed to be very interested in the experience. BTW, a good academic record is quite important, at least for the manager who interviewed me. Overall, the interview was not difficult at all.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at FTSE Group in May 2011.

    Interview

    The whole process was driven by a recruiter who seemed decent and working closely with FTSE. There were 2 interviews within just a few days - they were in a hurry to close the deal. I met a technical person and a director. The director asked me about what split is, dividend and a few other terms from the financial terminology - so prepare to articulate what PE ration is etc. The recruiter did help in narrowing down the list and it was interesting to review that. The technical person asked me easy questions from .NET such as what is the difference between DataAdapter and DataSet/DataReader, how to optimize SQL query and similar.

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    • What is a split?   Answer Question
    • What is the difference between DataAdapter and DataSet/DataReader?   Answer Question
    • What happens to a company's equity when it pays dividend?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate - left it to the recruiter, received a good salary increase. Gave a prompt answer. If you are a technology person be aware that FTSE is not about technology. With 2 different camps in technology - a new department and an old one there is some friction and technology is generally and afterthought. Consider this, ask to what the environment is, to see where people work then make your decision. Good luck.

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