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Deutsche Bank interview questions, the definitive list

Deutsche Bank interview

You’re interviewing with Deutsche Bank. What should you expect? As with most banks, you should prepare for multiple rounds of interviews, detailed questions on your CV, detailed questions about the kind of person you are, and some deep probing about the job you say you want to do.

Below, we’ve listed 60 questions that candidates say they’ve been asked at Deutsche Bank in the past. If you interview with the bank and have some questions to share with us, add them to the comments box at the bottom of this page or get in touch at Editor@eFinancialCareers.com.

Fit Questions from Deutsche Bank Interviews 

How do you rate Deutsche Bank against our rivals?

Why are you right for Deutsche Bank?

Why is Deutsche Bank right for you?

Which other banks have you applied to? Why do you want to work for Deutsche Bank instead of those?

Wouldn’t you be better suited to working for another organization?

Why do you want to work in this role in this division?

What exactly do you expect to do this role?

What’s Deutsche Bank’s current share price?

What’s likely to impact Deutsche Bank in terms of recent financial news?

How did you research Deutsche Bank before this interview?

Talk me through your CV.

What’s your passion?

How do you define success?

What sort of person are you?

What did you do last Sunday?

What you have you done that you’re most proud of?

Talk me through a time you failed.

Talk me through a time you had a moral dilemma.

Talk to me about a time when you dissuaded a team from making a bad decision.

Talk to me about a time when you were a follower rather than a leader.

What’s the biggest decision you’ve made in your life?

What have you achieved that makes you suitable for this role?

Why should I hire you?

Are you a trustworthy person? Do friends trust you with their secrets?

Are there enough hours in the day?

Tell me about a time when you had to persuade someone to do something they didn’t want to do.

Why did you choose your university?

If you disagree with a team member, how do you find a solution?

IBD (Investment Banking Division) Questions from Deutsche Bank Interviews

What would be a good growth rate for Apple in perpetuity when you’re calculating a terminal value in a discounted cash flow (DCF) model?

Tell me about some deals we’ve recently worked on.

Economic value added (EVA) is the same as after tax cash flow. Do you agree? Why?

What’s the meaning of cash flow in the context of discounted cash flow analysis?

What should a company consider when deciding whether to finance its activities with equity or debt?

Describe the valuation methods that can be used to value a company.

Markets Questions from Deutsche Bank Interviews

Do you think US Treasuries are overpriced?

What are the risks involved in currency hedging?

You’re asked to devise a trading strategy for a certain industry sector of the S&P 500 based upon volatility. How do you approach it?

What was the closing value of the FTSE 100 yesterday?

What happened to the markets yesterday?

What effect is QE having on the equity market?

What effect is QE having on the bond market?

What will be the effect on British government bonds (gilts) if Britain leaves the European Union?

You have one minute to describe what’s going on in global markets. Go.

If I give you $1k, how would you invest it?

Which stocks have you been monitoring?

Why would a company have a high P/E ratio?

How do you construct an exchange traded fund (ETF) and what factors do you take into consideration when you’re doing so?

Pitch me a stock.

What happens if Greece leaves the Eurozone?

Tech Questions from Deutsche Bank Interviews

What’s the difference between an interface and abstract class?

Can you implement the Singleton Pattern using lazy initialization?

What’s an SQL join? Name three different kinds and why and when you’d use them.

You’re designing a new app. What are the factors you need to consider?

Brain Teasers and Other Questions from Deutsche Bank Interviews

Why are manholes round?

Estimate the annual revenues of a hotel in Bristol.

What is 9.9 divided by 2.8?

How many cinemas are there in the US?

What’s the probability you’re hit a car on the way home from this interview?

Petrol or diesel, which is more combustible? Why?

What’s the probability of leaving this room and seeing someone with one leg?

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