I went to an excellent book launch last night. The author is a former undergraduate student of mine from La Trobe, one Sam Fimis (below). I taught him in a finance subject, and it’s wonderful to see him combining that love of his (it’s also his day job: he’s in stockbroking!) with sports.
The book is called Premiership Portfolio, and is pitched at sports fans who want to learn a bit more about the markets to help them manage their personal finances, via analogies from the AFL. Genius, Sam!
The launch itself was well-attended, with speakers including Andrew Swallow, Anthony Koutoufidis, and Raydon Tallis. The book has also been identified by the AFL Player’s Association as a possible vehicle for future player education programmes to help safeguard against their savings being frittered away post-retirement.