Investec Private Bank Mock Interview

To help you prepare for an Investec Private Bank job interview, here are 27 interview questions and answer examples.

Investec Private Bank was written by on November 2nd, 2020. Learn more here.

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The day-to-day life at Investec Private Bank can be hectic and stressful at times. If hired for this role, how would you keep yourself motivated when working with stressed colleagues and pushy clients?

"Being a person that thrives in a fast paced work environment, I have the ability to handle stressed colleagues with a grain of salt. As you can see from my resume, I've spent the last five years in the manufacturing industry where my department worked under tight deadlines all of the time. If I noticed that a colleague was under stress, I offered my help if I was able to and down the road that was usually reciprocated back to me. This unselfish attitude and realizing that someone else's stress wasn't directed at me was the key to maintaining personal health and balance on the job."

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27 Investec Private Bank Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. The day-to-day life at Investec Private Bank can be hectic and stressful at times. If hired for this role, how would you keep yourself motivated when working with stressed colleagues and pushy clients?

  • 2. If hired to this role here at Investec Private Bank, what do you see as one initial hurdle you will have to overcome in your first weeks on the job?

  • 3. How can Investec Private Bank motivate you on the job?

  • 4. Take a couple of minutes to sell this notepad to me.

  • 5. If hired for this position as an Economist with Investec Private Bank, we would look to you for global economic insights. What one global trend to you feel will heavily impact financial markets in the next ten years?

  • 6. Why would our clients here at Investec Private Bank want you to be their financial advisor?

  • 7. Here at Investec Private Bank, we are expecting someone with strong leadership skills to take this role. How would you describe your management style?

  • 8. One huge philosophy that we believe in at Investec Private Bank is professional development. How have you worked to develop yourself professionally throughout your career?

  • 9. Think back over your career up to today and tell me about the most difficult day on the job you encountered. What made the day difficult and how did you handle that situation?

  • 10. The clients of a financial firm like Investec Private Bank 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?

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

  • 12. We want our advising team at Investec Private Bank to be happy and healthy. How do you manage the day to day stress of being a financial advisor?

  • 13. If I were to hand you $100,000 to invest today, where would you put that money and why?

  • 14. What statistical models are you familiar with and which do you feel would best apply to the financial field here at Investec Private Bank?

  • 15. If you joined the team here at Investec Private Bank, how would you build relationships with those that you would be working closely with?

  • 16. We pride ourselves on our interdepartmental teamwork here at Investec Private Bank. If hired for this role, what kind of team player could we expect you to be?

  • 17. In your work as a Portfolio Administrator, what kind events cause you the most stress on the job?

  • 18. At Investec Private Bank, we are building a massive machine learning program and your role as a Data Scientist will be an integral part of that project. What experiences will you bring to that side of this job?

  • 19. What types of compensation structures have you worked under in the past and do you have any expectations for this role with Investec Private Bank?

  • 20. In working with financial data here at Investec Private Bank, what are the steps you would take in the data validation process as part of your work?

  • 21. What software programs do you use in your current work and how adaptable would you say that you are in learning and using new programs?

  • 22. Our customers rely on our services outside of normal business hours. Are you able to work a flexible schedule if hired for this position?

  • 23. Tell me about a time where you had to analyze information in order to make a recommendation.

  • 24. At Investec Private Bank, we expect our Economists to give regular presentations and updates to our advisory staff. What experience do you have presenting in front of a captive audience?

  • 25. When would an investment in commodities make sense for a client that you were working with?

  • 26. Discuss a time that you worked a client through a difficult financial situation. What were the keys to making it a success for the client?

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