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    Hey guys,

    Can anybody explain what the hell those guys are doing?

    What would be the best way to prepare for an interview?

    It's a first round interview..

    hope u can help me

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    (Original post by sobiodum)
    Hey guys,

    Can anybody explain what the hell those guys are doing?

    What would be the best way to prepare for an interview?

    It's a first round interview..

    hope u can help me

    cheerio
    Is this for GS? If yes I interviewed with them last year. Tbh mate 5 different guys that interviewed me described briefly what they do and I still wasn't too sure. They focus quite a bit on structured credit and have a large prop component to it.

    My interviews consisted of a lot of brainteasers and then some maths oriented questions (what is the integral of ln(x) etc) and then how to price CDS.
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    hey derivstrader,

    yeah its GS. Its very hard to figure out what they are doing..

    Would you say that they generally speaking have a focus on credit derivatives ( I mean the broad range, not only CDS)?

    Did they ask any accounting/valuation questions? That was my first guess cause I thought they might be a bit like a PE boutique...

    Many thanks for your help
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    (Original post by sobiodum)
    hey derivstrader,

    yeah its GS. Its very hard to figure out what they are doing..

    Would you say that they generally speaking have a focus on credit derivatives ( I mean the broad range, not only CDS)?

    Did they ask any accounting/valuation questions? That was my first guess cause I thought they might be a bit like a PE boutique...

    Many thanks for your help
    I have done a PE internship and they simply asked me what i did and some of the deals I worked on, how was my financial modelling but didnt ask any specific technicals in that sense.

    Your best bet is to just simply ask them for more guidance at the interview, because there is truly hardly any info on them on the web. Just make sure to prepare broadly and know basic credit/credit derivs technicals
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    I believe its the use if structure finance to fund equity investments off the banks own balance sheet. Read up on CDS, and other structured finance methods, and for equity side warrants, options, etfs, etc.

    Could be way off but I applied to SocGen for principal finance and equity investments. I was also baffled by the terminology, and so were many people in the industry I asked, but this is eventually what I deciphered from the role title.
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