Reading is a habit of the most successful investment fund managers I know.

It’s a brilliant way to develop an informed world view (an essential skill for anyone who wants to move into professional money management).

With that in mind, here are six essential books that every investment fund manager should read:

Hedge Fund Market Wizards: How Winning Traders Win – by Jack D. Schwager

A must-read for investment fund managers who want to learn how to trade effectively in a professional environment.

The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine – by Michael Lewis

A brilliant book which reveals how institutional corruption led to the collapse of the US housing market, which then caused the global financial crisis of 2008. 

Trading In The Zone  – by Mark Douglas

Another essential read on the mechanics of professional trading. Gives brilliant insights on mastering discipline.

The Chimp Paradox – by Professor Steve Peters

This book will help you control your response to anxiety and fear. Essential for those operating in high pressure situations.

The Lean Startup – by Eric Ries

Young businesses (especially investment funds) need to keep their operating costs lean. This book details how anyone starting a business can do that effectively.

Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World – by Alex Tapscott and Don Tapscott

Blockchain is a technology that is set to change a myriad of industries. This book will help you understand its long-term utility in the 21st century.

What Books Would You Recommend?

Have I missed a book? Feel free to email me with your suggestions and we’ll share them across social media.

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