Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Investment Banking Books/Resources

This list is brought to you by Brain Waterhouse, a soon to be full-time PE analyst in NYC. If you do not know much about investment banking and are interested in learning more, this is a great list to start with. Many of these books are considered the "classics" in the investment banking world. You will find that the majority of Wall Street has read these books or at least knows what they are about.

  • The Accidental Investment Banker by Jonathan A. Knee
    (Some history on Morgan Stanley)

  • Barbarian's at the Gate by Bryan Burrough

  • Den of Thieves by James P. Stewart

  • Goldman Sachs by Lisa Endlich
    (History of Goldman Sachs)

  • Investment Banking Insider's Guide by John Wise

  • Liars Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street by Michael Lewis
    (More S&T but has a good history of CMOs)

  • Monkey Business by Peter Troob

  • Predator's Ball by Conie Bruck

  • Tearing Down the Walls by Monica Langley
    (History of Citigroup)

  • The Business of Investment Banking: A Comprehensive Overview (2nd Edition) by K. Thomas Liaw
  • Great Book Review: Business of Investment Banking

  • The House of Morgan by Ron Chernow
    (History of JPMorgan)

  • The Last Tycoons by William D. Cohan
    (History of Lazard)

  • Careers in Investment Banking by WetFeet

  • Vault Career Guide to Investment Banking

  • **Check out the Banking Resources section on the right to gain access to the Vault and WetFeet Guides.

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