Investment Banking Questions to Ask

Everyone interviewing dreads the tough investment banking questions, but what about the investment banking questions to ask your interviewer? This is an area that is often overlooked and can really make an impression on your interviewer.

Investment banking interviews are super structured; you start with walking through your resume, followed by behavioral and technical questions, and ending with questions you have for the interviewer.  The last step is the most overlooked part of the interview.

Asking good, interested questions can leave a favorable impression on a banker and in certain circumstances, this could be the one thing that brings you back for another round.  Asking good questions will show your interest in the space.

Questions to ask:

  • What is the structure of the investment banking program? Duration and class size?
  • Can you give me your background? (if they haven’t already told you)
  • In your experience, what makes a “good” analyst a “great” analyst?
  • What has been your favorite deal at this bank?
  • How have you enjoyed your experience so far?
  • What makes the perfect analyst (or associate)?

Act interested and engaged, build a relationship with the interviewer, and this could very well lead to a positive impression.

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