Sales & Trading

Sales and Trading refers to the division of an investment bank responsible for making markets in stocks, bonds, and derivatives. Salespeople work with customers on the “buy-side” selling them large amounts of securities. Traders work by watching the market and trading orders for customers while using computer systems to execute.




Business Unit Overview

How Is Sales and Trading Different from Investment Banking?
What Are Some Exciting Trends That You Are Seeing in Sales and Trading?
What Are the Exit Opportunities for Analysts?
What Is a Typical Day Like for a Sales and/or Trading Analyst?
What is the Difference Between a Bulge Bracket and a Prop Shop?
What Makes an Ideal Sales and Trading Analyst?

Behavioral Interview Prep

Give Me a Time When You Had To Operate in a Fast Paced Environment.
Give Me a Time When You Took a Risk and How Did it Play Out.
Give Me a Time You Failed.
How Do You Stay Abreast of the Markets?
What's the Biggest Risk You've Taken?
Why Sales and Trading?

Technical Interview Prep

Bonds or Stocks?
What is the Probability of Rolling an Odd Number with Dice?
What are Some Trends Effecting the International Markets?
What is Driving the Markets?
Where do you the Stock Market in 6 Months?
Pitch Me a Stock.