Monthly Archives: April 2011

Spring Cleaning… of the Job Hunting Kind

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere and somewhere where there are four distinct seasons, spring is by now in the air. Besides enjoying the springtime weather and outdoor fun, or, like me, hiding indoors and trying to contain the … Continue reading

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Interview Question: Accessing Access

Sample Question #322 (programming) Briefly explain how you can read from and write to an Access database from within an Excel spreadsheet. Can you also show me how you would do the read and write in VBA (in Excel)?

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Interview Question: Who Worries About Risk?

Sample Question #321 (finance) Briefly explain the concept of risk-neutral valuation. Also, why do you think it’s okay to apply risk-neutral valuation, given that we know few investorsĀ are actually risk-neutral. What are some of the most important implications of the … Continue reading

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Interview Question: Hedge Portfolio

Sample Question #320 (finance – options) In the context of the Black-Scholes formula, what variables do you need to derive the hedge ratio?

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