Finance interview questions

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“CASE: Cross-selling Credit Insurance to Cardholders
direct mail: .50, 1% response rate, avg balance $1000, 5% claim insurance, etc. Profitable? How make more profitable? What if response rate…”

“You are playing a game where the player gets to draw the number 1-100 out of hat, replace and redraw as many times as they want, with their final number being how many dollars they win from the game…”

“How many credit cards does Amex issue in a year in US?”

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Trader at Jane Street

Dec 15, 2011

“Let's play a game - I give you a 12 sided die and will pay you whatever the die lands on. If you are unhappy with the roll, you can choose to roll another two 6-sided dice and I wil pay you the sum…”

“Design patterns questions”

“Suppose we hire you, and you and the rest of the new interns decide to go buy a cup of coffee. Each intern purchases one cup of coffee. One of the interns suggests everyone play a game. Everyone…”

Associate at Capco

Apr 25, 2010

“Let's say you have 10 bags of nails, and each nail weights 10g. You also have a scale upon which you can weigh a combination of the bags or nails from the bags once. You know that one of the bags is…”

“What is the expected value of rolling two dice?”

“How many numbers between 1 and 1000 contain a 3?”

“You have 2 decks of cards (each deck contains both red and black cards). One deck has twice the number of cards in the other deck with the same color ration (so one deck has 52 cards and the other…”

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