INTERVIEW QUESTIONS: JPMorgan, FX sales, off-cycle internship

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QUESTION: 

Tell me about your educational background.

ANSWER GIVEN:

I told the interviewer about my background from upper secondary, explained my less good grades in the first year of University. Concentrated mostly on the subjects I've studied in Uni (Finance and Economics).

QUESTION: 

Which are the most important/interesting subjects withing FX markets atm?

ANSWER GIVEN:

I named the euro crisis, currency war between US and China and named the CHF as an interesting topic. He then asked me to talk more specificially about the pegging of the CHF. I spoke about the problems of pegging, what would happen if the peg didnt hold and named that my conclusion is that if the inflation starts to rise, the would let the peg go.

QUESTION: 

If you could pick whichever investment you wanted, were would you put your money today?

ANSWER GIVEN:

I held a discussion about being risk averse in these times, said I should have invested in gold or some safe haven currency. Then spoke about renewable resources (since Id mentioned that in my cover letter) and said I would invest in that as well. He did not seem completely satisfied with this answer though.

QUESTION: 

What do you think a position within FX Sales would entitle?

ANSWER GIVEN:

I spoke about what a sales person do, being the intermediary between trading and the customer, keeping in touch with clients, a lot of client relations but can also be extremely technical dependent on the client and what s/he prefers.

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We cannot guarantee the authenticity of these questions nor the accuracy of the answers: they are what one candidate claims to have been asked by JPMorgan and have not been verified by the bank.

 

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