Help Me Learn High Finance
July 18, 2006 10:29 PM Subscribe
Help me learn high finance!
posted by bananafish to work & money (15 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I am an attorney and recently I took a job representing union pension and health and welfare funds. I was chosen for the job because I have a lot of experience with unions and have a lot of knowledge of labor law. The job involves a lot of finance and even though these funds have their own financial advisers, I really can't effectively represent them without a somewhat detailed understanding of finance, which I don't have. These are for the most part $40+ million funds, so they often have pretty sophisticated investments. I've searched the archives for similar questions, but none of what I've found seems appropriate; it's either personal finance or corporate finance, neither of which is exactly what I looking for. These are the types of things that I'd like to know about: hedge funds, selling stock short, growth v. value funds, private equity investments, venture capital, the bond market, and general investment strategies. There are other things I probably need to know that I'm not even knowledgable enough to identify. Also, some ideas about how I can keep abreast of trends in finance once I've learned what I want to know would be helpful. I read the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and I'm thinking about the Financial Times. I'm looking for suggestions for books and publications primarily; though websites and other ideas are welcome.