Thursday, April 10, 2008

Psychometric Tests

Some employers believe in psychometric tests. Even for senior hires, finalist candidates are sometimes required to go through such tests. Some investment banks use psychometric tests to assess graduate candidates. HSBC is one of them. Therefore they have designed two sets of questions to help you get acquainted to it. There are six questions for each numerical reasoning and verbal reasoning. You would need approximately 20 minutes to complete.

It is interesting. Give it a try.

Why is a UK bank being named Hongkong and Shanghai Bank?
Because it was established simultaneously in Hong Kong and Shanghai in 1865 to finance the growing trade between China and Europe.

Why are there more HSBC branches in Hong Kong than in Shanghai?
Unfortunately I don't have an answer. The fact is Shanghai has only nine branches, while Hong Kong has over 100. Hence, a lot of people simply call it Hong Kong Bank.

Investment Banking Interview

1 comment:

Jun said...

Hi Ana Maria

Congratulations for you blos, it is great. It would be great if you could give more advices on how to get a investment bank job interview.

I think there are more branches of HSBC in HK than Shanghai because for several decades, foreign banks were banned in China and still now they are restricted.

But HSBC is opening a lot of branches right now in China.