Lazard Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Lazard job interview, here are 28 interview questions and answer examples.

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At Lazard, 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?

"A pursuit of a career in the financial field really suited my two passions in life of mathematics and problem solving. In this role, helping clients solve problems in an efficient manner and with a smile on my face would be the drive to succeed that I need. At the end of the day, if I see that my work helped a client grow their wealth and achieve their financial goals, I know that it was a job well done."

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28 Lazard Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. At Lazard, 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?

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

  • 3. Can you think of a situation where raising debt over equity would be beneficial?

  • 4. When have you shown a willingness to learn a new method or new approach to solving a problem?

  • 5. 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?

  • 6. This position at Lazard 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. How do you stay on top of new trends in the financial services industry?

  • 8. At Lazard, 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?

  • 9. What types of compensation structures have you worked under in the past and do you have any expectations for this role with Lazard?

  • 10. As a professional in the financial services industry, you must have great integrity. Do you consider yourself an honest and trustworthy person?

  • 11. Due to the sensitivity of our business, in order to work for Lazard, you must be able to pass a criminal background check. Are you willing to comply?

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

  • 13. Accuracy is important to us at Lazard. Do you always double check or proofread your work?

  • 14. Lazard 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?

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

  • 16. How would you define what working capital is for a company and what does its measurement mean?

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

  • 18. There will be great days at Lazard and some days that are tougher to get through. When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

  • 19. In your experience as a Financial Analyst, what do you feel is the best metric to gauge a company's future stock performance?

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

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

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

  • 23. 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?

  • 24. What is the most attractive thing in your eyes about this role with Lazard?

  • 25. If hired for this role at Lazard, how would you help make sound investment decisions for our clients?

  • 26. If you noticed that a company's balance sheet was showing increased amounts of accounts receivables, what future impacts to that company would you consider to be feasible?

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

  • 28. 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?