Sales and trading is one of the most exciting, interesting, and lucrative areas of finance to be in. However, the interview process can be a nightmare.
This is largely because sales and trading is wholly distinct from other areas of high-finance like investment banking where the role is very similar regardless of what coverage group you’re in. For example, the kinds of questions you’ll face when applying to healthcare investment banking won’t be largely different than those you’d face when applying to industrials investment banking.
However, in a sales and trading interview you will potentially be interviewed by people with…
In my experience, having talked to hundreds of those looking to break into sales and trading over the years, the three most coveted firms mentioned are Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley (largely in that order).
While those three firms are great — I received an offer from two of them — there is one firm that for whatever reason flies a bit under the radar for those in college.
The reality is that in sales and trading you want to join a bank that has a very strong presence in the types of products you want to be…
Sales and trading interview questions, prep tips, and more. Everything you need to know about breaking into the world of S&T.