INTERVIEW QUESTIONS: Brown Brothers Harriman, compliance, internship

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Describe regulatory developments in response to the financial crisis.

Student’s Answer: 

I talked about SOX, Basel and since it was a fund compliance role I also discussed the UCITS directive and its impact on fund industry.


What is the difference between active and passive investment management?

Student’s Answer: 

I gave a textbook answer: passive - investing in accordance with a pre-determined strategy; active - exploiting market inefficiencies to outperform benchmark indexes.


Talk me through a recent article in the financial press that caught your attention.

Student’s Answer: 

I talked about 'Asset Rotation.'

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 Brown Brothers Harriman and have not been verified by the bank. To visit our long list of all banks’ graduate interview questions in 2013, click here.

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