Summer Reading for Finance Leaders and Professionals

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by Jay Palter on July 12, 2017

Summer is a great time to kick back, relax, and focus on enjoying the warm weather and getting away from the workaday world.

It’s also a good time to take a step back and re-evaluate. Sharpen the axe. Stop following the daily news cycle and market fluctuations and pick up a good, old-fashioned book.

By this time in the calendar, most summer reading lists have come and gone. So, we’ve compiled some of the best suggestions here and added a few selections of our own.

Kitces’ Annual Summer Reading List

Michael Kitces’ compilations, whether they be top advisor conferences, weekend reading, or monthly advisor fintech summaries, are considered required reading by many in the financial industry. This year, Kitces’ annual summer reading list for financial advisors includes the following recommendations:

Ritholtz’s Picks

Barry Ritholtz runs Ritholtz Wealth Management and maintains one of the best blogs in the business, The Big Picture.

For his annual summer reading list, Ritholtz turned to his contacts in the finance industry. Even though most of the recommended titles are not related to finance, they are eclectic and interesting. Some of Ritholtz’s picks include:

InvestmentNews Professional and Fun Reads

This year’s summer reading recommendations from InvestmentNews include a professional and fun read from notable finance industry leaders. Here are a few of the professional suggestions:

Read the article to find out what the “fun” recommendations are.

Our Picks

If you’re still not sure how to invest your precious summer downtime, we have a few more suggestions.

We’d love to hear any of your recommendations in the comments below.

Happy reading!