# Summer Associate Interview Questions

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## 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? |

1) Probability you get HH when you toss a coin. Expected time to get HH. Expected time to get all 6 sides of a die (i.e. the sequence 1.1.2.3.4.5.6 would be getting them all in 7 rolls). 2) 17 sided regular polygon, pick three vertices. What is the probability they are on the same half circle? 3) I add Sn=x1+x2+...xn where xi are uniform[0,1] and iid. T is the first index such that Sn > 1. E[T] = ? E[T^k] = ? 4) C++ Puzzles. |

Why does this firm interest you? |

What is a yield curve? Under what circumstances would this curve be inverted? |

Why should we hire you? |

Walk me through a discounted cash flow analysis? |

Asked me about transcript and past work experience. Surprising focus on college grades. |

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