Interviewers at (insert your favourite investment bank or asset manager):" You said you are passionate about capital markets. What's your view on the current S&P 500 valuation and how would you allocate a $1 million portfolio across different asset classes?"
90% of finance job seekers be like: "...hmm...I think...hmm..."
This interview question will quickly reveal three things:
Do you have a genuine interest in the markets?
Do you follow the market news regularly?
Do you have an opinion backed by data and facts?
Not sure where to start? Below is what I did when I was seeking an analyst role in capital markets.
Read market news daily: CNBC, Bloomberg, Financial Post, Wall Street Breakfast by Seeking Alpha are my favourites