Student Resources / List Of Books About Financial Engineering
Suggested ReadingsFor those who want to familiarize themselves with the field of financial engineering:
Biographies of Financial Engineers This is a good way to get an appreciation of how financial engineering has grown and what types of work financial engineers do. These books are intended for general audiences and do not require technical background to understand:
The Mathematics of Investments and Portfolio Management A widely used introduction to the field is David Luenberger, Investment Science. For those with more advanced mathematical backgrounds, we can also suggest:
Financial Markets and Financial Institutions Financial engineers apply their work to financial markets and institutions. If you are looking for a broad based introduction to these fields, Alex Kuznetsov, The Complete Guide to Capital Markets for Quantitative Professionals is designed to give new financial engineers this introduction. A shorter alternative, aimed at a more general audience, is Marc Levi.
Interviewing for a Job The following books discuss in detail the process of interviewing for jobs in financial engineering, including a thorough review of the types of "brainteaser" questions often asked in these interviews and how to answer them: