Heard on The Street: Quantitative Questions from Wall Street Job Interviews (Revised 22nd) (Paperback)
Note: Newer edition available as paperback and eBook; see Amazon author page for details.] THIS IS A MUST READ It is the first and the original book of quantitative questions from finance job interviews. Painstakingly revised over 27 years and 22 editions, Heard on The Street has been shaped by feedback from hundreds of readers. With well over 60,000 copies in print, its readership is unmatched by any competing book.
The revised 22nd edition contains 239 quantitative questions collected from actual job interviews in investment banking, investment management, and options trading. The interviewers use the same questions year-after-year, and here they are with detailed solutions This edition also includes 264 non-quantitative actual interview questions, giving a total of more than 500 actual finance job interview questions.
Starting with the 22nd edition, questions that appeared in (or are likely to appear in) traditional corporate finance job interviews are indicated with a bank symbol in the margin (71 of the quant questions and 192 of the non-quant questions). This makes it easier for corporate finance candidates to go directly to the questions most relevant to them. Most of these questions also appeared in capital markets interviews and quant interviews. So, they should not be skipped over by capital markets or quant candidates unless they are obviously irrelevant.
There is also a recently revised section on interview technique based on feedback from interviewers worldwide. The quant questions cover pure quant/logic, financial economics, derivatives, and statistics. They come from all types of interviews (corporate finance, sales and trading, quant research, etc.), and from all levels of interviews (undergraduate, MS, MBA, PhD). The first seven editions of Heard on the Street contained an appendix on option pricing. That appendix was carved out as a standalone book many years ago and it is now available in its revised fifth edition: "Basic Black-Scholes" (ISBN: 9780995117396).
Dr. Crack did PhD coursework at MIT and Harvard, and graduated with a PhD from MIT. He has won many teaching awards, and has publications in the top academic, practitioner, and teaching journals in finance. He has degrees/diplomas in Mathematics/Statistics, Finance, Financial Economics and Accounting/Finance. Dr. Crack taught at the university level for over 25 years including four years as a front line teaching assistant for MBA students at MIT, and four years teaching undergraduates, MBAs, and PhDs at Indiana University. He has worked as an independent consultant to the New York Stock Exchange and to a foreign government body investigating wrong doing in the financial markets. He previously held a practitioner job as the head of a quantitative active equity research team at what was the world's largest institutional money manager.