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The Ultimate Banker by Edwin Lim

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The Ultimate Banker book, written by Edwin Lim and co-authored by Leong Kaiwen and Edward Choi, was one of the many books that I purchased from Prologue at Ion the other day. As some of you might know, Prologue at Ion would be closing down on 25 August 2013. Being an avid reader and collector of […]


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Street Fighters: The Last 72 Hours of Bear Stearns

The dramatic collapse of MF Global in less than a week made me pick up a copy of the book, Street Fighters: The Last 72 Hours of Bear Stearns, the Toughest Firm on Wall Street for some leisurely reading over the weekend. The financial markets are so complicated and inter-connected nowadays that it only takes […]


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The Greatest Trade Ever

The Greatest Trade Ever is a book written by Gregory Zuckerman that tells the (true) story of how John Paulson made financial history on Wall Street by betting against the subprime. Unlike The Big Short which gave equal emphasis to a few major characters, this book is more focused around John Paulson. We learn about […]


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The Big Short by Michael Lewis

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis was a book that had been on my “to read” list for a very long time. I finally had a chance to finish reading it when I was travelling recently. Michael Lewis tells the story of the subprime crisis and its subsequent implosion by following […]


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On the Brink – Henry Paulson

On the Brink is a book written by former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. It gives an insider account of the events that unfolded in the biggest financial crisis that took place since the Great Depression. On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System During the crisis, major institutions […]


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