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Global Investing, Leadership & Education — Kevin Burke, Notre Dame Institute of Global Investing

The role and importance of global investing continues to grow – and get more complicated. At the same time that globalization trends, cross-border transactions and supply chains, technology and more have flattened the world and extended the range and importance of investing, new counter trends of protectionism and nationalism may be changing the game.

The need for understanding, education, and heightened capability around global investing skills arguably has never been higher.

What are these skills? Which trends will be most important as we consider the next generation of global investing?

Kevin Burke is managing director of the Notre Dame Institute of Global Investing at the University’s Mendoza College of Business. In fact, he’s the Institute’s first managing director; Burke is spearheading the launch of this important effort within one of the world’s leading universities to create a first-class research and education facility that, among its many goals, seeks to help integrate graduates into leadership roles within the competitive global investment markets.

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Suggested Readings and Book List:

Private Equity

Private Equity Primer

The Private Equity Primer by Franci Blassberg

Hedge Funds

Hedge Fund Books

Hedge Hunters: Hedge Fund Masters on the Rewards, the Risks, and the Reckoning by Katherine Burton
Hedgehogging by Barton Biggs
The Money Masters by John Train

Venture Capital


Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld

Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets Books

The Little Book of Emerging Markets by Mark Mobius
Breakout Nations by Ruchir Sharma
Mr. China by Tim Clissold

Equity Markets


A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel
The Berkshire Letters by Warren Buffett
Unexpected Returns: Understanding Secular Stock Market Cycles by Ed Easterling
Margin of Safety by Seth Klarman
Built to Last by Jim Collins

Alternative Investments


The Little Book of Alternative Investments by Ben Stein


Economics Books

The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman
Soros on Soros by George Soros

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation

When Markets Collide by Mohamed El-Erian
The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William N. Thorndike 

Endowment Management

Foundation Endowmentinvesting

Foundation and Endowment Investing: Philosophies & Strategies of Top Investors by Lawrence Kochard



Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager

The Quants

The Wall Street Journal's "The Quants" series (subscription required)


Leadership Books

Good to Great by Jim Collins
Organizing Genius by Warren Bennis