HSBC global markets AC

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12 November 2009 - 9:38am


Hi

does anyone else have an AC for global markets origination next week? If yes, how do you guys prepare?

What does "a business-related case study discussion" refer to? I dont think I have had something like this before?

any advice would be appreciated...I'll reciprocate after my AC experience :))

thanks and good luck to all!

~~~hazelground

HSBC

12 November 2009 - 5:58pm


hey guys!

c'mon, it's incredible that nobody has had their AC with HSBC yet...

i would like to know more about the role play they do and how to handle that effectively...

anyone???

13 November 2009 - 3:02pm


Hi hazelground,

Yeah perhaps no one has done AC yet....Not sure whether it would be the same format, but one of my friend who got an offer from HSBC global markets Hong Kong said that in his year, the interview process worked like:

1. .Case study 30 min reading on HSBC's annual report 15 min presentation 15 min Q&A During the Q&A, the questions included 1) What do you make of the chairman’s comments? 2 )How do you interpret HSBC’s interim report? 3) Provide some strategies for HSBC in emerging markets.

2. Presentation Present one of your very passionate hobby or life experience, note that it should have nothing to do wieht Finance and economics.

3. One on one interview

4. Group discussion 15 min readings on CSR and then discussion. After that, assume you were representative of a consultant firm,This week you will meet senior managers of HSBC and discuss the strategies and models of HSBC. 1) Do you agree with HSBC’s "universal bank" model, or you think HSBC should specialize? 2) How robust this model is in rough times? 3) Do you think the full franchise (broad, deep product and service) model will maximize shareholders’ profits?

Hope that it shed some light to your interview. And best luck to you!!

13 November 2009 - 4:16pm


@ smithchan

Hi! that's really nice of you to make an entry about this... unfortunately it does not seem to help too much because I will have a numerical test, case study and 2 business interviews. Seems your friend did not have this type of interviews and that's what I most fear currently :)

thanks anyway!

cheers

~~~hazelground

13 November 2009 - 8:34pm


Oh sorry for that.......But good luck with your interview anyway!!:)

13 November 2009 - 11:28pm


hihi...smithchan...are u applying for hk? i am applying for global market in hk

14 November 2009 - 1:13am


Hi ck111

Yup~have u got any news for AC?

14 November 2009 - 12:02pm


got fone in for barcap n rbs few weeks ago...no news....nothing from other banks yet....how abt u? u studying or working atm?

14 November 2009 - 12:47pm


I am studying right now...yeah, me too, and unfortunately the other news is that I got rejection from MS without online test....

14 November 2009 - 12:57pm


@smithchan

Sorry to hear about your rejection from MS...what division did you apply to? is MS actually conducting any ACs in IBD at the moment?

14 November 2009 - 1:10pm


I applied to Fixed income division...actually every friend of mine who apply for S&T all got rejected, and I just heard that they've started ops, for IBD, just have no idea...

14 November 2009 - 1:15pm


well, things really look gloomy this year :(

14 November 2009 - 2:04pm


agree....but at least u got the HSBC AC isn't it?:) Do hope that everything goes well with you!

14 November 2009 - 2:04pm


agree....but at least u got the HSBC AC isn't it?:) Do hope that everything will go well with you!

14 November 2009 - 2:16pm

cee

Hey smithchan, ck111,

I've applied for HSBC HK too, but for strategic transaction group in global banking.

Any idea when the AC will take place this year? I just had my tele interview this week and was told I passed by the HR. Now researching for recent deals but no luck:(

15 November 2009 - 1:05pm


Hi cee!

I'm also having telephone interview for HSBC this coming week...

What kind of questions did they ask? How long did it take? When did they reply with your positive outcome?

THANKS!

25 November 2009 - 12:37am


hazelground,

how was your AC at HSBC? Can you give an overview of what the different tasks they made you do? How was the day structured and what kind of role playing did you have? Any advice would be helpful... Thanks..

3 December 2009 - 4:21pm


Hi anybody can give me an idea of the questions that they asked at the assessment center (global markets)?

Much helped needed!!

Thanks

28 January 2012 - 9:29am


Dear Peterpan and Hazelground

I hope you are well. I have been invited to an AC for Global Markets with HSBC and would very much appreciate your insight into how the day went. I'm keen to know more about the business related case study and how technical the interviews were. In terms of the case study, what subject was it on, what kind of questions were asked, etc. I have found very little information on the internet regarding their AC, so any help would be most greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,

Jenny

31 January 2012 - 1:36am


Dear Jenny Smith,

I have my telephone interview tomorrow for Global Markets with HSBC could you please tell me what were the questions they asked you on your interview?

1 February 2012 - 1:12pm


Dear tsezar,

I had the same interviw yesterday and the questions are: 1- last financial news 2-how do you see the economic world in 2050 3-wich country will be the most powerful 4-Why HSBC 5-Why this program 6-role model 7-your objectives

mmm i think that all...its a 30 min interview

Have anyone have an idea about the AC?

1 February 2012 - 10:49pm


Your AC might be similar to the Client Management one I had..

Case Study - This was on emerging markets, BRIC economies, trade between these economies.. make sure to include figures and a relevant argument to back up your reasons behind investing or not. It's basically advising a client what to invest in.

Business Interview - About what you would do in the client management role

Business interview 2 and motivational interview - basically the same, competency.

Just know the role, hsbc itself, its competitors, how it can survive in the market, read up on current market news and make an opinion.

That's mainly it, good luck!

2 February 2012 - 10:41am


Thank you very much :)

5 February 2012 - 9:50pm


Hey tsezar,

Apologies for the delayed response. Please do personal message me next time as I should be able to get back to you quicker. I feel that srifoukette has really covered everything that they could possibly ask you. I didn't get asked q3 on srifoukette's list, so I imagine they may allow you to flesh out certain answers and if you cover another point they are looking for within that answer they will probably not ask what they initially intended.

Hope all went well!!

28 February 2012 - 5:33am


Hey guys, I am a Singaporean and I applied for the 2012 Summer internship in Global Banking-Advisory-Hong Kong. I attended 2 30-min phone interview with 2 associates from the Global Banking side on 10 Jan 2012. But till now, there is no reply from them except for routine fortnightly mails from the UK side that my application is still under review. May I know if anyone also applied for this position and if you have received any updates on the selection process? I am beginning to feel that my chances are slim.... Thanks.

28 February 2012 - 5:33am


Hey guys, I am a Singaporean and I applied for the 2012 Summer internship in Global Banking-Advisory-Hong Kong. I attended 2 30-min phone interview with 2 associates from the Global Banking side on 10 Jan 2012. But till now, there is no reply from them except for routine fortnightly mails from the UK side that my application is still under review. May I know if anyone also applied for this position and if you have received any updates on the selection process? I am beginning to feel that my chances are slim.... Thanks.

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