Morgan Stanley Interview Questions, The Definitive List


We reviewed the interview questions at Goldman Sachs. We watched the JP Morgan interview questions. And we’ve looked at how body language in an interview can kill your chances of landing a job.

But what if you interview with Morgan Stanley? Based on questions posed to respondents by Morgan Stanley in 2022, the list below includes the kinds of things you can expect in IBD, sales and trading, and technology roles. Remember, remember that soft skills questions are as important as technical questions.

Suitability/Competence Questions from Morgan Stanley Interviews

Explain your CV to me.

Tell me about you.

What are Morgan Stanley’s corporate values?

Why are you a good candidate for Morgan Stanley?

Why did you apply to Morgan Stanley?

What can you add to Morgan Stanley?

Tell us about your qualifications.

What are your future goals?

Why are you the best person for this job?

Give an example of how you handled a difficult situation and the outcome.

When have you worked well in a group? Describe it.

What is your greatest professional achievement?

Tell me about your professional background.

Have you ever dealt with difficult people? How did you do.

What made you interested in Morgan Stanley?

Tell me about a struggle at school that you overcame.

What do you like about your current position?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Tell me about a time when you resolved a conflict.

Tell us something unusual about yourself.

How do you feel about working with people from different backgrounds?

Describe yourself in three words.

Give me an example of a challenge you had to overcome.

How would you bring new ideas and perspectives to Morgan Stanley?

Why did you leave your previous job?

How would you sell Morgan Stanley?

Give me an example of a time when you got something wrong.

What is your greatest accomplishment.

How do you manage your workload when faced with multiple projects and deadlines?

Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses.

Describe a time when you were able to be flexible?

Tell me about a time when you were able to maintain a friendly attitude with someone who was upset or angry. Describe the situation, your actions and the result.

Tell me about a time you used technology to make a decision

What do you consider to be your greatest leadership quality?

Tell me about a time when you were innovative.

What makes Morgan Stanley unique?

What’s one thing that’s not on your CV that you would like us to know?

What are your long term career goals.

Describe a time when you had to make a big decision with limited information.

If you could describe yourself in one word, what would it be?

Use 3 adjectives to describe yourself and explain why you used these 3 adjectives.

What would you do if another team tried to push more work on your team?

One of our values ​​is to give back. How does this principle apply to you?

Describe a time when you made a decision based on limited information.

What can you bring to this company?

Morgan Stanley Interview IBD Questions

What is a DCF valuation?

Why investment banking?

What offers in the space have you followed?

What is the common debt ratio?

What is balance sheet equity?

Explain an LBO to me.

What are the common valuation methods?

How would you rate a coffee?

Describe some recent trends in M&A transactions.

Explain the income structure of the last company you worked for.

Explain WACC.

Explain beta with and without leverage.

Tell me about an industry that is impacted by Covid.

Market questions from interviews with Morgan Stanley

How do you follow the market?

What are the Greeks and what are the Greeks of the second order?

Explain a credit default swap and an interest rate swap.

Why markets at Morgan Stanley?

How would an increase in the price of coffee affect the price of gold?

Present us with a business idea.

Why do you want to pursue a career in trading?

What is the difference between GO Bonds and Revenue Bonds?

What is VAR?

Talk in detail about a recent news headline in the market.

Explain the difference between contango and transference.

What do you know about bonds?

Explain how bond maturities work.

Describe the main types of derivative financial instruments.

What are futures, forwards and options and how do they differ?

What is the difference between bonds and stocks?

If you had a million dollars, what would you invest in?

Tell me about the current market environment.

How might future trends in sustainability affect business revenue?

Tech / Quantitative questions from Morgan Stanley interviews

Explain a design pattern.

What is the shortest path in the am*n matrix from top left to bottom right?

What are the responsibilities of the operating system?

What is dependency injection in angular? What are the benefits?

What’s Monty Hall’s problem? Explain how you would solve it.

How do you create a Service Now dashboard?

What is your favorite database?

Write a function that converts a string to an integer.

Tell us why you are interested in Morgan Stanley Technology and what unique perspective you can bring to the program?

Tell us about a technology trend that will be important next year.

How would you place the locks so that they are thread-safe?

Write a chess player program.

What are data structures in R?

How would you debug the code?

How do you implement a hit counter that increments each time someone accesses a page?

Given a file with multiple records, write a program to read, process, and aggregate the records.

What is Object Oriented Programming?

Given a list of strings [“text”, “tet”, “xtet”, “tte”, “ttex”] group all anagrams together and return it.

Given 2 arrays, find common numbers in them and return them as an arrayList.

Start from a blank edition and write a function hat given a depth, calculate the number of direct friends someone has. If the depth is 2 – you must return the person’s direct friends plus the direct friends of all their direct friends. You don’t have to run it, so don’t bother implementing anything outside of what you’re using.

From an empty editor, write a function that calculates all possible multiplications between a list of positions and a list of scenarios – we don’t care what they are and how the calculation works.

What is CLR?

What is disposing?

What are the SOLID principles?

Describe the 5 essential requirements for developing a test automation framework.

Write multi-threaded C++ code to print numbers in a given range by two threads in ascending order provided that the first thread prints an odd number and the second an even number.

Write a runtime efficient loop in Java.

What is a domain name server?

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