Hello. So I had an interview at IB recently where I was asked how I would proceed with bulding a simple model. During my asnwer I started explaining about FCFF and how to find it from EBIT(1-t). When I mentioned that we need to add depreciation back, the interviewer asked: what kind of depreciation - one we find in financial statements or statements that companies prepare for tax purposes, assuming that they are different. The correct answer was the latter but I have no idea why, was it mentioned in the curriculum ? I think it just says depreciation but doesnt mention what kind.
The second question was how would I find required return on equity for Bulgarian company using CAPM. The correct answer was to use US risk free and add the difference in inflation between US and Bulgaria & use S&P500 as market return (as opposed to my answer to use bulgurian stock index). Are these things mentioned in the cirriculum at all ? I have passed two levels and honestly these questions really got me thinking.
Could you recommend any books where such specifics are discussed ?