I'm wondering if a) this is on topic, and b) if the phrasing is appropriate:
I have an upcoming quantitative trading interview, and I would like to have some good questions to ask about the group. In particular, I am soliciting questions in addition to the following, as well as suggestions about better phrasing.
1) What my long and short-term roles will be within the group?
EDIT: I am looking for job-specific questions, such as
2) What markets do you operate in?
3) How often do you balance your portfolio?
4) What is your Sharpe ratio?
I am unsure if these questions are appropriate to ask (asking about Sharpe feels like asking 'are you good at your jobs?'), and if their answers will tell me much about what the group does.
Subject: Issues when considering a quantitative trading/finance firm
Question: I have an upcoming quantitative trading interview (prop desk at a large bank), and I would like to have some good questions to ask about the group. However, I am changing fields from academia, and I do not have a good idea about what sort of things I should be looking for and what questions would probe my fit with the group/firm and give me a better idea of how they work.
Here are two suggestions I have received so far, which illustrate the type of questions I would be looking for:
What markets do you operate in?
What is your Sharpe ratio?
In addition to the question, a brief explanation of how to interpret the group's answer to the question would be appreciated. For example
What is your Sharpe ratio? - A high ratio tells you ... Avoid groups with low ratios because ...
One question/explanation per answer, please. Feel free to use and expand on the examples I've given.