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Anonymous A asked on Jul 22, 2019 - 1 answer

Hi community,

I am preparing for the entry level consultant role in Oliver Wyman Financial Services and I have couple of quetions:

  • I don't have a Finance or Economics major and I don't have any work experience in the financial services industry. Would that be a problem? Do they expect you to know the industry well?
  • I have recently interviewed with Bain, should I expect similar case questions in OW FS? Or are the cases mainly focused on Financial Services?
  • Finally, how should I prepare for it? Do I have to do anything different than MBB preparation? (focusing on FS cases or taking some online courses about the industry etc.)

Your answers will be really helpful.

Many Thanks!

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Hi Anonymous,

I replied below to your questions:

  1. So far that you have been invited, the case performance is the only thing that matters; this means that if you practice cases on the banking and insurance industries (likely to be present in the interviews) and develop a basic knowledge related to them you should be fine even if you don’t have an Economics/Finance background
  2. You will likely get financial sector cases but not necessarily that only. I interviewed with OW FS and I got questions related to banking, insurance and market sizing, however I helped several other candidates for OW FS and they also got questions related to other sectors. For more information please feel free to PM, I have 15+ case questions they recently asked
  3. Standard preparation similar to the one for MBB with a bit more focus on financial sector cases should be fine

Best,

Francesco

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