MSCI Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a MSCI job interview, here are 27 interview questions and answer examples.

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Have you ever run into a situation where a company had a positive cash flow but was still in critical financial trouble?

At the heart of this question, your interviewer is looking to dive in and take a look at your critical thinking skills. While positive cash flow is usually a very good sign of a company's overall ability to settle its debts and handle future financial challenges, there are some situations where all isn't as it seems when looking at a company with a positive cash flow. Whether you have run into this situation or not, it is important for you to point out that you are aware of situations where a positive cash flow can be misleading.

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27 MSCI Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Have you ever run into a situation where a company had a positive cash flow but was still in critical financial trouble?

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

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

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

  • 5. How can MSCI motivate you on the job?

  • 6. 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?

  • 7. In this role with MSCI, you may often have to handle aggressively angry clients. How would you handle that situation in this role?

  • 8. Are you familiar with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and how do you think it can be applied to this role with MSCI?

  • 9. Data Scientist is a fairly new role here at MSCI. Why do you feel that you can make the jump into the financial industry as a data scientist?

  • 10. How many boxes of macaroni n' cheese were eaten in the United States last year?

  • 11. In this role with MSCI, we will rely on your organized and methodical approach to provide financial analysis reporting. What does your current reporting process consist of?

  • 12. If hired for this position at MSCI, what factors would you consider part as part of an organization's long-term liability?

  • 13. Why would our clients here at MSCI want you to be their financial advisor?

  • 14. The day-to-day life at MSCI 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?

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

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

  • 17. At MSCI, 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?

  • 18. 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?

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

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

  • 21. What are some common excuses that you think you will face from debtors in this role and how to you think you would handle them?

  • 22. What statistical models are you familiar with and which do you feel would best apply to the financial field here at MSCI?

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

  • 24. 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?

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

  • 26. If you joined the team here at MSCI, how would you build relationships with those that you would be working closely with?

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