Allan Gray Mock Interview

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List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role.

You have likely gained many valuable skills in your career. Share with the interviewer which skills you value the most. Be sure to include skills that will potentially benefit this potential new employer.

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27 Allan Gray Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role.

  • 2. What is the most attractive thing in your eyes about this role with Allan Gray?

  • 3. Give an example of a time that you had to resolve a difficult situation with a client or customer. What were the keys to coming to a successful solution?

  • 4. At Allan Gray, our clients are the lifeblood of our business and we do everything in our power to make them happy. What does the term customer service mean to you in your work?

  • 5. Do you have any experience in financial modeling? What skills in financial modeling could you bring to the clients here at Allan Gray?

  • 6. This position at Allan Gray has generated a lot of interest from applicants. What do you feel is the one quality that sets you apart from others we are speaking with about this position?

  • 7. We want our advising team at Allan Gray to be happy and healthy. How do you manage the day to day stress of being a financial advisor?

  • 8. Accuracy is important to us at Allan Gray. Do you always double check or proofread your work?

  • 9. What would you do in a situation where you just didn't have all of the information you needed from a client? What would be the steps that you took in ensuring you had all of the information possible in creating a financial analysis for a client?

  • 10. Allan Gray strives for client loyalty to keep us running strong into the future. What do you feel are the keys to retaining clients for the long haul?

  • 11. We pride ourselves on teamwork here at Allan Gray and this role in Client Services relies on teamwork. What are the top qualities you would bring to a team based atmosphere here?

  • 12. Talk to me about a challenging situation you had to handle on the job that involved another colleague. How did you handle that situation?

  • 13. If hired for this role at Allan Gray, I want to be sure that I'm hiring a motivated individual. What motivates you in your daily work and your career?

  • 14. How can Allan Gray motivate you on the job?

  • 15. What statistical analysis tools do you have experience working with?

  • 16. At Allan Gray, we expect our advisors to be available to speak with clients in person, over the phone and through email. What are your experiences in working with clients through different communication methods?

  • 17. The clients of a financial firm like Allan Gray can display an arrange of emotions when they work with our Client Services team. How would you handle a situation where a client was very angry?

  • 18. Here at Allan Gray, we strive for continuous delivery and continuous deployment with our software. Are you familiar with these processes in your current work?

  • 19. Give me an example of a time that you had to solve a problem without having all of the necessary information at hand to do so. How did you handle that situation?

  • 20. What do you feel are the primary features and benefits of the Java programming language?

  • 21. Why would our clients here at Allan Gray want you to be their financial advisor?

  • 22. In SQL, how do you explain the differences between clustered and non-clustered indexes? Can you name a time that you used each?

  • 23. Our clients here at Allan Gray expect top-tier service and products and we will expect you to do just that in this role. Have you ever went the extra mile for a client when it wasn't expected? Why did you do so?

  • 24. Among the common issues that are faced by Data Analysts in their work, which one or two problems do you feel really challenge analysts in the financial industry?

  • 25. If you were having an interaction with a client here at Allan Gray and you weren't able to answer their question or solve their problem on your own, how would you handle that situation?

  • 26. If a client you were working with here at Allan Gray purchased a large asset, how would you explain to them the impact of that purchase on their financial statements?

  • 27. We are looking for the most motivated individuals to join the team here at Allan Gray. Where would you like your career to take you in the next five to ten years?