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Institutional Equity Derivative was asked...April 14, 2017

You have 25 horses and a race track with 5 lanes. You wish to determine the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place horses overall. Using only the comparative finishes in any given race, what is the least number of races you can have the horses run to make this determination.

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7 races - 5 initial ones to involve all the horses, 1 amongst the 1st place horses of each race. Call the placings from the 1st place race A1, A2, A3. The last race is between A3, the 2nd place horse of A2's initial race, and the 2nd and 3rd place horses from the initial race of A1. Less

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What's happening in the markets right now?

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Talked at length about Fed interest rate hikes, what that means for the US dollar, how that affects emerging markets, etc. Less

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1. Walk me through your resume 2. Why Sales & Trading? 3. Why Morgan Stanley?

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Hello could you give the other strengths based questions you had during the final round ? Thank you Less

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How are you going to make me better?

William Blair

Pitch me a stock that you like

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Laid out a growth stock pick with relevant valuation methods

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Why do you want this job?

Morgan Stanley

Give me a long and a short idea. What are you following in the Markets?

Morgan Stanley

What is MS trading at right now? How about the SP500?

Morgan Stanley

We flip a die. How much would I be willing to pay to flip the die a second time where I would get the largest outcome of these two dices.

Paradigm Capital Management

why would you want to work at a boutique when you could have the security and stability of one of the big banks

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