1、I can see you’re entrepreneurial, but you want to work in banking. Why is that?2、What attracts you to a career in banking?3、What kind of lifestyle do you expect to have in banking?
4、Why have you chosen banking over consulting?
5、Do you know what you’re letting yourself in for?
6、What would you be doing if you weren’t in finance?
7、Do you know about the investment banking lifestyle? Why don’t you have a problem with it?
‘Why this bank’Question
8、What are some of the most significant deals our bank has completed in the last 12 months?9、What is our current stock price?10、What do you think this bank’s biggest regulatory threats are at the moment?
11、What do you see as the strengths and weaknesses of this business/division?
12、What differentiates our firm?
13、Who’s our major competitor? How do we measure up?
14、Tell me everything you know about our business model.
15、Which area of our business is strongest?
16、Who’s our CEO?
‘Why this job’Question
17、What do you think this position requires, and how well do you match those requirements?18、Why should we hire you?19、What do you think this job entails?
20、How many pigs are there in China?
这个问题很像咨询面试中的market sizing case，没有固定答案。需要注意的是估计的思路，可以从供给方和需求方来考虑这个案例。
21、A snail climbs a 10 foot pole. It climbs three feet every day and sleeps at night. While sleeping, it slides down by one foot. When does it reach the top?
22、You have eight red socks and 11 blue socks in a drawer. They are identical but for the color. You must select your socks in the dark. How many socks, at a minimum, must you take out of your sock drawer before you have a matching pair? 答案是三次。
Current Market Knowledge Question
下面是关于目前金融市场（current market knowledge question）的一些常见问题，主要针对sales & trading和research 部门的面试。由于市场瞬息万变，这些问题没有约定俗成的惯例回答。建议每天关注金融时报、华尔街日报上面的最新市场指标，对于市场方向建立自己判断，并备好关于投资方向的见解。
23、What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average/FTSE as of today’s opening bell?24、What is the Bank of England base rate/Fed funds rate as of this morning?25、What are the opportunities and dangers for this business?
26、Why would you or would you not invest in Apple?
27、What are your opinions on the Greek crisis?
28、Where are the 1-year, 5-year, and 10- year Treasury yields?
29、Would you invest in UK real estate now?”
30、What do you think is going to happen with interest rates over the next six months?
31、What has the market been doing? Why? What do you think it will do in the coming 12 months？
32、Tell me about some stocks you follow. Why should I buy them?
33、What does the yield curve look like now?
34、What major factors drive M&A? What are the major factors driving M&A in your sector? How do you see them evolving in the next year?
35、Where is the market (for bonds/equities/FX) going?
36、How would you hedge against the risk of a Greek default?
37、How would you invest $1m now?
STAR即 Situation Task Action Result的缩写，具体含义是:
38、Walk me through a deal you did in the past six months.
39、Walk me through your CV/resume.
40、Why did you leave your last position?
41、What have been your failures and what have you learned from them?
42、What are your proudest accomplishments?
终于，经过几轮面试，你终于来到了技术面环节（technical investment banking questions），大波专有名词及专业知识向你袭来……
46、If two companies are trading at the same trailing P/E multiple, are they also trading at the same trailing EV/EBITDA multiple?
47、Walk me through a DCF…
48. What are the different methods of valuation and what are their pros and cons?
49、How are the 3 financial statements linked?
50、What is working capital?
51、Walk me through the major line items of a Cash Flow Statement
52、What is DDM?
53、Which is higher – the cost of equity or the cost of debt, and why?
54、Why should a company prefer equity finance to debt finance?
金融危机后，越来越多的投行认识到卓越不仅仅意味着赚钱，所以面试中会更多涉及投行自己的价值观以及面试者如何应对道德上的两难之境。面对这一类问题，建议大家提前关注投行年报中的CEO letter和官网career page中现有员工的发言，并提前准备几个自己如何应对道德困境的事例。
58、Give me an example of a person you think is credible and explain why.
59、How would you describe your leadership style?
60、What would you do if you did not have to work for money? How does that relate to this job?
61、Have you ever had to bend the rules to get the job done. Why was that?
62、Can you describe a situation in which you made a mistake and had to admit it to peers?
63、What kinds of people do you find it easiest to work with? Why?
64、How do you handle stress?
65、What is one word that describes you best?
66、How would your classmates/colleagues describe you?
67、What’s the last book you read?
68、What is the riskiest thing you’ve ever done?
69、How would you spend $1m besides investing it?
70、Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?