HBK Top Reads

We are constantly learning here at HBK and wanted to share some of our favorite books.

Finance reads

  • Investing in Hedge Funds, by Joseph Nicholas
    This is the first book for consumers who want to learn more about investing in hedge funds. It's the only resource that describes how hedge funds work specifically for individuals-including risk factors. Written by a professional investment adviser, Investing in Hedge Funds demystifies hedge funds and walks the consumer through the investment process step by step.
  • Options, Futures and other Derivatives, by John C. Hull
    This book gives readers a modern look at derivatives markets. By incorporating the industry’s hottest topics, such as the securitization and credit crisis, author John C. Hull helps bridge the gap between theory and practice.

  • Investment Science, by David Luneberger
    Provides thorough and highly accessible mathematical coverage of the fundamental topics of intermediate investments, including fixed-income securities, capital asset pricing theory, derivatives, and innovations in optimal portfolio growth and valuation of multi-period risky investments.

Programming reads

  • Fast Lane to Python, by Norm Matloff
    A quick, sensible route to the joys of Python coding

  • The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master, by Andrew Hunt
    Programming is a craft to hone as you practice, build systems, and solve problems. Here are universal principles to imbibe and embrace to make you a better programmer.

  • Introduction to Algorithms, by Thomas H. Cormen
    Understanding computer science theory (data structure, algorithms) will help shape the thought process through solving problems in finance. This book offers a good introduction.

Fun reads