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# Financial analyst Interview Questions in Boston, MA, US

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### Financial Software Developer at Bloomberg L.P. was asked...

25 Mar 2011
 sorting the red and green balls.RRRRRGGGGGGGG to RGRGRGRGRGGGGG3 AnswersThis will be a simple, intuitive way. It doesn't guarantee any efficiency. Count the number of R's in RRRRRGGGGGGGG. Then, we will also have the number of G's by subtracting the number of R's from the total size. Now you we compare two values, here R is less than G. So we create a new array with initial total size with everything initialized as lets say A. Replace A with R on alternate slot. Then replace the rest with G. The time complexity for this will be O(n)Or you can keep track of count and work accordingly.If we know the number of reds, then we can swap with green ball starting from index 1 till red balls finish by skipping 2.

### Financial Software Developer at Bloomberg L.P. was asked...

25 Mar 2011
 6 face dice. He rolls 1 to win, and me 6. He rolls first, what's the probability that he eventually win.3 AnswersI didn't answer the exactly number...but it's fine.1/6 + (5/6)^2 * (1/6) + (5/6)^4 * (1/6) +.... = 6/11Here, there are infinite possibilities. He might win in his first attempt, or second attempt, or third attempt or so on... So the probability goes like this: (1/6) + (1/6)^2 (5/6) + (1/6)^3 (5/6)^2.... If you read the pattern....it is in geometric series with initial value as (1/6) and the ratio of (1/6).(5/6)...And we can solve this question further by applying geometric series.

24 May 2013
 Are you afraid of success?2 AnswersAfter he explained it to me , I answered YES!!thank you

22 Mar 2017
 Are you willing to work long hours and stay late if it means you can make more money?2 AnswersYes, I am motivated to be financially independent and the extra money would help that.Yeah I can stay late, wink wink

### Financial Analyst at Fidelity Investments was asked...

16 May 2009
 How many pingpong balls could fill a 747?2 AnswersThere is no right answer. It's a logic and reasoning test.Yes, it is a think out loud and reasoning test. Make it personal "I don't ever dial 411 because I'm cheap, but I know some do. My grandmother and my child couldn't do it, so if you eliminate all those types of people, you might be left with 200 million phone users in the US. If I am at work, I would Google first, so that has changed how people use phones. I suppose the 200 million people probably average 1 call per year, so 200 million calls." So, without making a crazy answer like 10 time a day per person, it is a little hard to challenge.

### Financial Analyst at The Baupost Group was asked...

27 May 2014
 What would your colleagues say about you (good and bad)?2 AnswersI used one of my strengths to answer the question and they ended up using the strength against me and denied me the offer.Are you able to tell us what type or level of position this was for? This seems like an unusually antagonistic way of interviewing someone, by purposely setting you off center from the beginning. Was wondering if this is because you are applying for a very high pressure post?

### Financial Analyst at The MENTOR Network was asked...

14 Sep 2016
 How do you manage an overbearing workload?2 AnswersGet a schedule written onto a calendar for all task that are part of the regular workflow and responsibilities. Then, document all said tasks including objective, deadline, distribution, logistics etc. With the visual representation of daily responsibilities it makes it easier to prioritize ad hoc request and find time to complete them.I see they are still at it. There really is no answer. The best advice I can give you is quit. The job market is good so you have a better chance, (than I did), to find a job that makes you feel good about yourself and doesn't break you. When I was there, a total of thirty people were either fired or they quit. And I wasn't there long. Good luck.

### Financial Software Developer at Bloomberg L.P. was asked...

25 Mar 2011
 1 step: 1m /2m. How many ways you can walk through a 10 meters road.3 Answersassuming x=no. of 2 steps and y=no. of 1 steps, then 2*x+y=10, where x<=9 and y<=10. Solutions are (x,y)=(0,10),(1,8),(2,6),(3,4),(4,2),(5,0). So there are 6 ways. Assumption: Order in which 1/2 steps are taken is not considered (although that can be easily included into the problem)I didn't quite well get the question. However I understood the solution part though. One or more comments have been removed. Please see our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service for more information.
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