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Quantitative Management Analyst Intern at Bank of America was asked...

Feb 24, 2013
 What is the standard deviation of this set of numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)1 Answer2

Quantitative Research Analyst at Numeric Investors LLC was asked...

Aug 4, 2012
 Suppose there is a series of 100 light bulbs labeled 1 through 100 that all start in the off position. Person 1 walks in the room and turns on every light bulb. Person 2 walks in the room and flips the switch on every 2nd light bulb (i.e. he turns off all even numbered light bulbs). Person 3 walks in the room and flips the switch on every 3rd light bulb (turning some on and some off). This process continues until person 100 goes through and flips the switch on the 100th light bulb. Which light bulbs will be lit up at the end?1 AnswerFor a light bulb to be left on, it must be flipped an odd number of times and in order to be flipped an odd number of times, it must have an odd number of factors. The only numbers that have an odd number of factors are the perfect squares so light bulbs 1,4,9,16,25,36,49,64,81,100 will be on.

Quantitative Analyst at MIT was asked...

Nov 22, 2010
 What is the yield of a treasury bond1 AnswerIt is the average interest in which the price of the bond is recovered

Quantitative Analyst at Property & Portfolio Research was asked...

Mar 10, 2015
 -do you have any statistic modelling/analysis experience? describe it. -any CRE experience?Be the first to answer this question

Apr 18, 2015

Quantitative Analyst at Loomis Sayles & Company was asked...

Oct 20, 2014
 1) What is cointegration? 2) What is a view in a black-litterman model? 3) What are the problems of using a mean variance optimization? 4) What are the problems that one comes across when constructing a covariance matrix? 5) Which is more important in a factor regression - beta or R square?Be the first to answer this question

Quantitative Analyst at State Street was asked...

Apr 21, 2015
 Some technical questions about the mean-variance optimization framework and explaining the intuition and inputs to the Markowitz model. They also asked about the definition of value at risk. Some very standard "tell me about a time when" questions about prior work experience as well as questions about my interest in the job1 AnswerEmphasize working with financial data, especially using Matlab or R

Mar 15, 2018
 Basic probability and statistical inference problem. Most like statistics program qualify questions.1 AnswerI did well, but might not match their expectation.

Quantitative Data Analyst at Cogo Labs was asked...

Nov 17, 2018
 If there are 10 seats on a plane, and you are the 10th person to enter the plane, what are the chances you sit in the correct seat?1 Answer50%

Quantitative Analyst at Jobcase was asked...

Apr 25, 2017
 How would you join these two tables? (In SQL)1 AnswerWhat did you miss in that presentation? What type of feedback did they give?
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