Quant Research Interview Questions

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J.P. Morgan Interviews

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State Street Interviews

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Citi Interviews

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Apr 10, 2014

Interview Question for Quant Researcher at Bloomberg L.P.:

“What is oop?”


Mar 17, 2013

Interview Question for Quant Research Intern at Susquehanna International Group, LLP:

“Suppose you have two covariance matrices A and B. Is AB also a covariance matrix? Suppose that, by plain dumb luck, we also have that AB=BA. Is AB a covariance matrix under this additional…”


Mar 17, 2013

Interview Question for Quant Research Intern at Susquehanna International Group, LLP:

“Suppose you have 100 GB of data that you want to sort, but you only have 1 GB of memory. How would you sort this data?”


Nov 4, 2011

Interview Question for Quant Researcher and Trader at Citi:

“What do you think will happen in Greece?”


Feb 7, 2011

Interview Question for Quant Research at J.P. Morgan:

“How can you generate a Poisson distributed random variable?”


Nov 14, 2010

Interview Question for Quant Research at State Street:

“what is the influence to R square when more independent variables are added to the regression model”


Jun 25, 2010

Interview Question for Quant Research at Two Sigma:

“describe a strategy you made that you think it is truely different from others. Why?”