Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing – Recommended Reading

The Institute for Global Investing recognizes that the field of investing perpetually changes and develops as global markets continue to evolve and the history of finance moves forward. Beginning to understand such a complicated field may at times seem a daunting task for newly interested students. 

In acknowledgment of this, the Institute has compiled this catalog of valuable resources: podcasts, books, and essays, to educate students and better prepare them to enter a career in the world of finance and investing. ThinkND is pleased to share this recommended reading list from the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing. For more information on their available resources, please click here.

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]


The 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 Marksā€™ monthly commentary
  • Yet Another Investing Blog
  • Clark Street Capital Blog
  • Invest Like the Best Podcast
  • Anything introspective reading

March 3, 2023

BusinessDigest179Notre Dame Institute for Global InvestingReading ListUniversity of Notre Dame

Stay In Touch

Subscribe to our Newsletter

To receive the latest and featured content published to ThinkND, please provide your name and email. Free and open to all.

What interests you?
Select your topics, and we'll curate relevant updates for your inbox.