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Finance Analyst at Morgan Stanley was asked...

Apr 3, 2011
 3. Stock A has a volatility of 20%, B has a volatility of 30%, and their correlation coefficient is 50%. They have the same expect returns. Suppose we can buy x share of A, and 1-x share of B. Then what the x should be for us to invest to make our portfolio has the minimum volatility? 1 AnswerThe vols add in quadrature, with the caveat that the interference term has the correlation factor in there. So: sig(port)^2 = x^2*sig(A)^2+(1-x)^2*sig(B)^2+2*x*(1-x)*sig(A)*sig(B)*rho(AB) Take the partial with respect to x and set that equal to zero. Solve for x and get: x = 6/7

Executive Assistant at Morgan Stanley was asked...

Jul 20, 2010
 how do you think you would handle internal problems within the team?1 AnswerI would call in a meeting to find out exactly what is going wrong. If it is only a small team, I would make it a point to talk to them one by one and get their feedback. There is nothing like talking to someone face to face to see and hear what one has to say.

Mar 20, 2014
 Tell me a time when you had to influence clients to follow a different course of action.1 AnswerI explained the context for my client's initial inclination and how I persuaded them to adopt a different alternative through case studies, data and postulating how their selection would impact their users in the future (creative visualization).

Private Wealth Management - Capital Markets Analyst at Morgan Stanley was asked...

Mar 30, 2012
 If the interest rates go down, what happens to the value of a bond?1 AnswerBond Value goes higher to align yield with lower interest rates

Teller at J.P. Morgan was asked...

Jan 7, 2011
 What are the steps you take to handle customer's transactions?1 AnswerFirst: Greet, welcome to (the bank's name),How may I help you? Second: Do some friendly chit chat along you do the transaction. Third: After finishing up the transaction, should look at their profile and see what kind of products/services they might need, and ask them if they have time to do that today with the personal banker, if not try to jot down their contact number and schedule an appointment with the personal banker. If not, then Finally: Tell them to have a great day and thank you for banking with us.

May 23, 2012
 How do you manage project timelines with change requests?1 AnswerTo do time estimations on the change request and then you swap something that is in scope for the change being requested.

Paralegal at J.P. Morgan was asked...

May 25, 2012
 What experience do you have that is directly related to this position?2 AnswersSince my experience is in a different area of law I had to really think about this and emphasize my transferrable skills.I interned in my father’s law firm for two years during college, learning how to do legal research and writing.

Investment Banking Summer Analyst at J.P. Morgan was asked...

Jul 11, 2012
 What are the methods of valuing a company? 1 AnswerIt's DCF(Discounted casfhflow) & Relative method, where FCFE(Free cash flow to Equity) is vital for equity shareholders & FCFF(Free cash flow to Firm) is vital for the company.

Software Architect at J.P. Morgan was asked...

Dec 31, 2013
 How do you approach situations where multiple influential employees have different (and possibly hidden) agendas.1 AnswerAttempt to understand each person's concerns to arrive at a conjectural solution, but ensure that every party is aware of other concerns in order to find a broader solution that mitigates internal issues while solving the problem assigned.

Global Markets Analyst at Deutsche Bank was asked...

Jun 21, 2010
 Do you keep up with markets?1 AnswerI have had some trading experience, and keep up with financial news (WSJ, Barrons, Bloomberg).
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