# Derivative Analyst Interview Questions

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## Top Interview Questions

What does your closet/wardrobe look like? Organized, ironed and in order. They were looking to make sure you are detail oriented. |

1)What is a put option? 2) What is a call option? 3) What is a CDS? How does it work? |

Can you explain what a CDO, synthetic CDO, and CDO Squared are? |

Explain an equity swap and why an investor would choose to invest in one versus simply going long the underlying equity. |

Why do you want to work here? |

There were no difficult questions regarding the complexities of derivatives, i think the most only real finance related question was when they asked me to explain what a margin call is. |

Can you tell me the formula for sample variance? Is this formula biased, and if so, prove it! |

Given a random variable X and its distribution P(X), and a function y(x), what can you tell me about the distribution P(y(x))? |

What is the limit of ((a^x + b^x)/2)^(1/x) as x goes to 0? |

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