Suggested Readings and Book List

Private Equity

Private Equity Primer

The Private Equity Primer by Franci Blassberg [Call number: HG 4751 .P75 2006]

Hedge Funds

Hedge Fund Books

Hedge Hunters: Hedge Fund Masters on the Rewards, the Risks, and the Reckoning by Katherine Burton [Call number: HG 4530 .B97 2007]

Hedgehogging by Barton Biggs [Call number: HG 4530 .B516 2006]

The Money Masters by John Train [Call number: HG 172 .A2 T7 1994]

Venture Capital


Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld [Call number: HG 4751 .F45 2016]

Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets Books

The Little Book of Emerging Markets by Mark Mobius [Call number: HG 5993 .M64 2012]

Breakout Nations by Ruchir Sharma [Call number: HC 59.7 .S4465 2013]

Mr. China by Tim Clissold [Call number: HG 1552 .C59 A3 2006]

Equity Markets


A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel [Call number: HG 4521 .M284 2007b]

The Berkshire Letters by Warren Buffett

Unexpected Returns: Understanding Secular Stock Market Cycles by Ed Easterling

Margin of Safety by Seth Klarman [Call number: HG 4521 .K566 1991]

Built to Last by Jim Collins [Call number: HF 5386 .C735 1994]

Alternative Investments


The Little Book of Alternative Investments by Ben Stein [Call number: HG 4521 .S7552 2011]



Economics Books

The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman [Call number: HM 846 .F74 2007]

Soros on Soros by George Soros [Call number: HG 172 .S63 A5 1995]

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation

When Markets Collide by Mohamed El-Erian [Call number: HF 5470 .E4 2008]

The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William N. Thorndike [Call number: HD 38.2 T48 2012]

Endowment Management

Foundation Endowmentinvesting

Foundation and Endowment Investing: Philosophies & Strategies of Top Investors by Lawrence Kochard [Call number: HG 4521 .K5763 2008]


MarketwizardsThe Quants

Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager [Call number: HG 4621 .S286 2012]

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


Leadership Books

Good to Great by Jim Collins [Call number: HD 57.7 .C645 2001]

Organizing Genius by Warren Bennis [Call number: HD 58.9 .B45 1997]


Additional Reading


Sources of Information:

  • Career Services
  • School related finance clubs and student organizations (ex/ SIBC)
  • Former interns/upperclassmen, friends and family
  • Classes, coursework and professors
  • Websites and online tutorials
  • Company websites
  • Social media





  • The Best Book on Investment Banking Careers, Donna Khalife
  • The Big Secret for the Small Investor, Joel Greenblatt
  • Decisive, Chip Heath & Dan Heath
  • Freakonomics, Stephen J. Dubner & Steven Levitt
  • How to Be an Investment Banker, Andrew Gutmann
  • The Intelligent Investor, Benjamin Graham
  • Investment Banking, Joshua Rosenbaum & Joshua Pearl
  • The Little Book That Still Beats the Market, Joel Greenblatt
  • Margin of Safety, Seth Klarman
  • The Outsiders, William Thorndike
  • A Practical Guide to Wall Street, Matthew Tagliani
  • The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell  
  • You Can Be a Stock Market Genius, Joel Greenblatt
  • Benjamin Graham Books
  • Tony Robbins Self-Help Books
  • Warren Buffett Books/Biography


News Sources:

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Financial Times
  • The New York Times
  • Forbes
  • Bloomberg
  • Harvard Business Review
    • Managing Oneself, 1999 Harvard Business Review
  • Morning Brew



  • Value Investor Club
  • Howard Marks’ monthly commentary
  • Yet Another Investing Blog
  • Clark Street Capital Blog
  • Invest Like the Best Podcast
  • Anything introspective reading