What are the Best Books on Credit Investing?

I'm trying to interview for credit analyst positions on either the sell side or buy side, and I'd like to bolster my knowledge of the credit markets. Any and all credit books are appreciated; I'm just unsure of where to start.

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Jul 13, 2019 - 6:29pm

I have about a $10k collection. I'll edit this comment with a list in a bit. Remind me if I forget before Monday.

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Jul 20, 2019 - 11:48pm

Inside the Yield Book: Industry staple that doesn't get mentioned much on here. Conceptual.

HY Debt, Bagaria '15: relatively shorter, gives a good overview of different credit markets.

Leveraged Financial Markets, McGrawHill: Along the same lines as the above, but more detail.

Pragmatist's Guide to LevFin: Good overview of markets and concepts. More on the analysis side, so I'd definitely recommend.

Bond Math: There's going to be at least one thing in this self explanatory book that you will have missed and will be interested to discover. Very good breakdowns.

Active Credit PM in Practice, Bohn and Stein: Covers the foundations of credit risk modeling.

LSTA's Complete Credit Agreement Guide: Excellent yet daunting reference.

Distressed Debt Analysis, Moyer: Valuable for anybody in HY.

Fixed Income Relative Value Analysis: Applying Principal Components Analysis to different FI areas. Brush up on your linear algebra for this one.

Quantitative Credit PM: Not as tough as you might guess, but it has things I haven't seen covered elsewhere such as DTS and Liquidity Cost metrics.

Managing Credit Risk, Altman and others '07 or '09: lots of stuff, kind of a blur. Still reference here and there. Worth the $10 used.

Fixed Income Securities, Tuckman: Fundamentals and then basically interest rate modeling. Not to be confused with Martiellini, Priaulet, which is also good.

Advanced Bond PM '05: kinda dated compilation of chapters from other wiley credit books. Worth it if you find a cheap used copy.

Leveraged Finance, Fabozzi '07: decent overview with a good focus on Lev Loans and CLOs if I recall correctly.

Loan Workouts and Debt for Equity Swaps, early 00's: relatively short. good overview of the process.

Will add more later.

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Aug 4, 2019 - 12:30am

You want to add more to that?! Dude that's quite a lot of stuff right there.

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