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Job Interview Questions

Hedge Fund Job Interview Question: Weighing the Odd Marble

September 3, 2008

This is a challenging, and quite popular, question of pure logic you could easily encounter as a hedge fund job interview question. We suggest you don’t skip right to the answer, but take some time to digest the problem if it stumps you. Also, remembering the principles of the solution may be easier than remembering […]

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Hedge Fund Job Interview Question: The King’s Conundrum

August 15, 2008

It would be a royal pain not to know the answer to this puzzler in a job interview! Question: This is an absolute classic. A king demands a tax of 1,000 gold sovereigns from each of 10 regions of his nation. The tax collectors for each region bring him the requested bag of gold coins […]

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Hedge Fund Job Interview Question: Reaching Fifty

August 7, 2008

Analysing this simple number-based strategy game isn’t too difficult outside the stressful context of a job interview, so put yourself under some time pressure to come up with the answer… Question: We shall play a competitive game, taking turns to call out integers. The first person to call out “50” wins. The rules are as […]

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Hedge Fund Jobs Interview Question: The Growing Lily Pad

May 5, 2008

Hedge fund job interviews can take many directions. One thing is for sure, your logic and quantitative abilities will be tested. Here is a common question that asks the candidate to dip their toe in the water – so to speak. Q: You start with a single lily pad floating in an empty pond. If […]

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Hedge Fund Jobs Interview Question: Lights Out!

April 21, 2008

We were talking to Charlie Panoff from Objective Solutions International about hedge fund job interviews and he asked us this question – and, for the record, no we did not get it right. Hopefully, you’ll be better prepared and when asked this one, a lightbulb will go on. Q: A windowless room contains three identical […]

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Want a Quant Job? Take Notes. Interviewing Tips for Hedge Fund Jobs

April 16, 2008

These interviewing tips from a hedge fund recruiter could make the crucial difference when you go looking for a quant job or, for that matter, any hedge fund job. Craig’s firm, Comprehensive Recruiting, is a financial shop in Arizona with a strong Wall Street practice. Interviewing Tips & How To Differentiate Yourself by Craig Stocksleger […]

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Hedge Fund Jobs Interview Question: Hats and a Blind Man

April 4, 2008

Interviews for hedge fund jobs … We don’t want you to get blind sided by this question. It’s a good one. Q: Inside of a dark closet are five hats: three blue and two red. Three smart men go into the closet, and each selects a hat in the dark and places it unseen upon […]

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