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Financial Analyst Interview Questions

Financial Analyst Interview Questions

Interviewers will expect financial analyst candidates to be well-versed in financial markets, modeling, and analysis. Make sure you are comfortable with both micro and macroeconomics. In addition to highly technical questions, be ready to answer a few behavioral questions that will show off your communication and collaboration skills.

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decompose the CAPM model and discuss limitations

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small company premium, international premium, etc

The CAPM which is E(r) = Rf + Beta *(Rm A model that describes the relationship between risk and expected return and that is used in the pricing of risky securities. Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) The general idea behind CAPM is that investors need to be compensated in two ways: time value of money and risk. The time value of money is represented by the risk-free (rf) rate in the formula and compensates the investors for placing money in any investment over a period of time. The other half of the formula represents risk and calculates the amount of compensation the investor needs for taking on additional risk. This is calculated by taking a risk measure (beta) that compares the returns of the asset to the market over a period of time and to the market premium (Rm-rf).

Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) consists of E(r) = Rf + B(Rm-Rf) Rf1 = Risk free rate which usually consists of Beta = company's stock performance against stock market Rm = Expected return from market CAPM ASSUMPTIONS Investors hold diversified portfolios This assumption means that investors will only require a return for the systematic risk of their portfolios, since unsystematic risk has been removed and can be ignored. Single-period transaction horizon A standardised holding period is assumed by the CAPM in order to make comparable the returns on different securities. A return over six months, for example, cannot be compared to a return over 12 months. A holding period of one year is usually used. Investors can borrow and lend at the risk-free rate of return This is an assumption made by portfolio theory, from which the CAPM was developed, and provides a minimum level of return required by investors.

How did I handle finding a discrepancy of details.

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How would you handle an irrate internal customer during a business meeting?

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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?

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Why are dividends not part of the Income Statement?

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Define the cash conversion ratio.

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Tell me about a time when you were working in a team and your opinion was challenged.

What is the probability of throwing 11 and over with 2 dices

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You are to write a method getMissingLetters, which takes a String, sentence, and returns all the letters it is missing (which prevent it from being a pangram)

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You have a bat and a ball. The bat is 1 dollar more than the ball and they both add up to 1.50. How much are each?

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