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"Company A with a market cap of $25B announces a $5B stock buy-back program. How would the CDS on Company A react?"

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Is this correct? A stock buyback with reduce cash and equity, which increase the leverage ratio. That would increase the CDS spread.

Yorkville seems right. Leverage goes up and there is less cash now. Higher risk of default leads to higher risk premium --> higher cds spread

There are 7 balls - of which 6 are identical, one weighs slightly less. You have a two sided scale (like Lady Justice's) that you can use just twice. How do you find the odd ball?

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What is the most important thing to look at when determining whether or not to loan to a company?

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How would you value X company? Calculate FCF, working capital, enterprise value, etc. Does anything strike you as odd about these financial statements? Which? Why?

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Write an analysis of "What is the biggest most significant consumer trend, why is it important, and what are the implications for Belkin?"

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How much would you charge to rent out Central Park for a night?

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Case study and puzzle

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Do you have experience calling on Fortune 500 companies?

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The accounting balance sheet question. The interviewer sprung it mid conversation and it definitely caught me off guard.

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Tell me about a time when you met with a strong opposition within your team about how to solve a problem. Walk me through the steps you took.

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