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Are bond prices affected more by a yield change at high or low yields?

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this is referring to bond duration which is its sensitivity to change in price over change in yield. Bond prices are affected more by a yield change at lower yields.

Both. It refers to duration which is just the slope of the yield curve. Above answer is only half right

actually duration is more sensitive at lower yields than at higher yields. So the initial answer is correct

Reason for Capital Buffer requirements for Basel iii

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Not a technical interview, you just have a chat with them and talk about previous experiences, what motivates you, where you want to be in 5 years time etc. At Alpha they are really careful about the personality and the attitude of individuals, so you just need to be smart, motivated, a team player and get along with the interviewer.

Why Macro? Why Fixed Income? Trade ideas? If you had $100m how would you invest it? Current investment themes?

Culture is a huge factor here. Many personal questions.

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What does the price/ yield curve look like for a bond with embedded options?

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There were some competency based questions but most of the questions were scenario based: what would you do in situation x, y.

Your experience, how much would you earn for us, can you help us expand in europe

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Why are you looking for a Permanent role rather than contract

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