# Quantitative Finance Interview Questions

Quantitative finance interview questions shared by candidates

## Top Interview Questions

At a party everyone shakes hands, 66 hand shakes occur, how many people are at the party? 12 requires explanation it's not 12, it's 11 Show More Responses |

There are two stocks with the same expected value, with variance 0.3 and 0.2 and correlation 0.5. What proportion of each stock do you invest in to yield a minimum risk portfolio? |

Evaluate the integral from 0 to pi/6 of sec(x) dx. |

If W is standard Brownian Motion, for what values of n is W^n still a martingale? |

In a set of cereals, there are 4 kinds of coupons. A child wants to collect all the 4 kinds of coupons. How many boxes in average should he buy? |

Say you have one bacterium now. In any minute, each living one has a quarter chance of dieing, a quarter of staying still, a quarter of splitting into 2, and a quarter of splitting into 3. What is the probability of this species dieing out finally. |

Starting at 0.0.0 going to 3.3.3 and you can only move right, up or forward. How many paths are there to 3.3.3? |

How do you forecast deposits? What distribution do you assume? |

What is your Ph.D. research about? |

Options, Brownian Motions, Martingale, Probabilities, C++ and etc. |

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