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Updated Feb 12, 2015
Updated Feb 12, 2015
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Quantitative Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Application Details

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Morgan Stanley in February 2015.

Interview Details

Applied online then asked to take the Quantitative Finance Exam which contains math, financial math, programming and finance. 70 questions in 60 minutes all multiple choice. Programming questions are in Java or C++, you have a choice. The questions were not hard but takes time to compute. Impossible to finish. Wrong answer gets points deduction.

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Difficult Interview

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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Interview Details

    Phone interview, then on-site.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the best unbiased estimator for a series random variables?   View Answers (3)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Morgan Stanley in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    phone interview. very technical. Some questions about math and c++

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I took an quantitative exam onsite, and then have interview with two teams. Different teams were in charge of their own hiring for quantitative analyst, i.e. strategist. My interview with each of the two teams last for 35 minutes. All of the questions are basic technical questions. As long as you can fully understand any quantitative finance interview books, the questions should be easy for you. They also asked questions on resume, but also from a technical aspect.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected questions is that they challenged the model I used for a academic project. They ask how do you know your model is appropriate for the problem. This questions seems easy, but I did not prepare and thus screwed up the interview.   Answer Question
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    first round phone interview - typical - "walk me over resume",difference between C, C++. Overloading v/s Overriding. a couple of brain teasers. I guess it went Okay

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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    First round is phone interview. The interviewer first introduced his team and what they do in their daily work, followed by asking questions related to your resume. He might challenge you on what you wrote in your resume, so prepared to justify why you tackle a problem in a specific way.

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    No Offer
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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    initial phone interviews

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Try to explain my previous projects to people in other fields with different backgrounds, why what I did in projects are interesting and useful.
      2. What I learned in classes of my current school impressed me most.
      3. Talk about my previous experiences in coding and numerical analysis.
       
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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    interviewed at Morgan Stanley in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    1 hour written exam, mainly in maths and finance, few programming C++/Java questions. All are multiple choice.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Morgan Stanley in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    On site writing exam 60 mins with about 60 multiple -choice questions. including finance instruments, stochastic calculus, Java or C++, math. calculators are not allowed. Time is not enough to solve every question, should be able guess answers from the options.

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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Morgan Stanley in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got an email about a written test. It was a one hour written test, covering math, finance, and probability. They claimed to hand out pencil and eraser for us in the exam but actually they didn't. I spent the first 5 minutes borrowing a pen.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. If r increases for 1 basis point, how will the coupon bond price change?
      2. Given a matrix, find its complex eigenvalues.
      3. a programming problem, but they ask how the code is manipulated in the machine memory. omg
       
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