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Renaissance Capital Interview Questions

Updated Jul 19, 2014
Updated Jul 19, 2014
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    Analyst Program Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Renaissance Capital in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    The online test and the Super day were fairly easy. Then was the interview with the MD thru Skype, questions were mostly on my academics and work experience. Everything went well, until MD learnt that I was on a maternity leave (and obviously had a kid), then questions turned into more personal space (what is my attitude to long work hours in IB? work-life balance expectations, time-management, etc.). They had shortlisted two candidates for the position, the other was a single male, at the end he got the job.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Research Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Renaissance Capital.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter got in touch. Phone interview. Offer came through a few days later.

    Negotiation Details
    Easy
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Equity Research Internship Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Renaissance Capital.

    Interview Details

    1 round - HR fit interview, commercial awareness (recent read articles etc)
    2nd round - Associate level: some CV, some tech. E.g. what are the drivers of uranium price
    Final round - 3 interviews. 2 Fit, one tech - how to calculate FCF of a bank, NPLs, price of oil, gold. What drives gold prices.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Personal Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very quick, 5 interviews, job offer straight away
    Very impressed

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They just made me an offer which i accepted
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Renaissance Capital in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Sent email to MD expressing interest. Received request for resume, transcript and writing sample. After material was sent, received phone call a few days later. Qucik chat with senior analyst. Went well. Asked to come in for in-person interview. Senior analyst came first then MD. MD lasted about an hour-ish. More fit questions rather than technicals. Not too tough. Received offer and accepted.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No ability to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moscow (Russia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moscow (Russia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Renaissance Capital in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online in April, got a call one month later about the time I'd be available during summer holidays, received an email another month later with an invitation to an interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Flawless
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Analyst Metals and Mining Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Renaissance Capital in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Although I have got my interview through my previous director (who is a friend of my current director), it was not guarantee of my employment. In total I had 5 interviews with people from my team. Some of them were interested only in my background but some in more very specific knowledge about the industry.
    My advice is to know your CV, know what is going on in the industry (you do not need to know everything and have to know what you are talking about, and have to demonstrate an ability to think logically). And the last advise, you just have to be relaxed and confident.

    Interview Questions
    • It was a question regarding BP oil spill in 2010. I was asked to provide all the possible details and amounts of BP’s liabilities (at this point the number of damage was not clear, but different banks suggested different assumptions).   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn’t have a chance to negotiate anything. As most of the graduates I wanted to get the job, and at this level you just don’t have any rights to discuss and negotiate your work conditions.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Renaissance Capital in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Took tests online (verbal, numerical). A month later received invitation to hotel for a full day of interviews. Tests included quickfire (convert currencies, etc.), group work, 1:1. Everyone was great and friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • A horse travels half his route, with no load, at 12 mph. The rest of the way a load slows him to 4 mph. What is the average speed?   View Answers (4)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Treasury Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Renaissance Capital in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    10 rounds of interviews with many people. Not very difficult but exausting. It all took around three months to get an offer. Selection process is pretty slow and requires long conversations with HR people that are very proud of them self and try to show that they are guru in finance :)

    Interview Questions
    • How to estimate the correlation for cdo tranche el calc   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Head of FI Risk Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moscow (Russia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moscow (Russia)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Renaissance Capital in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    A one-to-one discussin first with the head of risk Management, a potential super visor, then similar interviews with potential peers (heads responsible for other lines) and discussion with a potential subordinate. Afterwards an interview with a board member and a head of HR took place as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want this job?   Answer Question
    • Specific questions on practical issues relating to FI Risk management that the potential employer had at that time.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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