When Genius Failed, The Rise and Fall of Long Term Capital Management by Roger Lowenstein
by Girl Banker®
Apr-2012 rating: 3.8 out of 5
I read this book in the one month of garden leave that I had between moving from Goldman Sachs to HSBC back in 2007. From my clipped review I must have thought that this was a book worth reading because it was good to know rather than being 'unputdownable'.
Shows what happens when you get too greedy and you think you are too clever. Recommend it to those who are getting too confident in their own abilities. Reads very much like an account of a historical event but is a compelling read nonetheless.
I recommend When Genius Failed in To Become an Investment Banker.
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I created my investment banking blog in 2012 as soon as I resigned from i-banking & published my book, To Become An Investment Banker.
Initially published at girlbanker.com, all posts have now been subsumed into my personal website under katsonga.com/GirlBanker.
These blog posts make it as straight-forward for you as possible to get into a top tier investment bank.
I have 7 years of front office i-banking experience from Goldman Sachs and HSBC, in both classic IBD (corporate finance) and Derivatives (DCM / FICC).
I'm also a CFA survivor having passed all three levels on the first attempt within 18 months - the shortest time possible.