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Everything we know going on at Goldman Sachs

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  • Goldman Sachs has a new CEO and the storied investment bank is in the midst of a transformation.
  • The Wall Street bank is moving away from high risk businesses like trading that were once lucrative but have since slowed, and towards more stable areas like consumer lending. 
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Here’s what we know about what’s going on inside of Goldman right now, from its growing digital wealth business, to shakeups in its inner ranks. 

Consumer banking/wealth

  • Goldman Sachs execs are opening up about their plans for Marcus, and they think it can do to banking what iTunes did to the music industry
  • Goldman Sachs’ partnership with Apple could move it a step closer to being ‘a bank branch in your pocket’
  • Human resources is the next battleground for Wall Street wealth advisers as Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs jockey over new turf
  • Goldman Sachs has a novel method for predicting the next economic slump, and it’s at the heart of its hot new business

Technology

  • Goldman Sachs’ CEO just warned that the bank’s big tech bets might not pay off as quickly as people hope
  • Goldman Sachs is scrapping a homegrown email app it once touted — and it’s a sign the bank is moving away from building tech in house
  • Goldman Sachs is exploring plans to create a Netflix for data, and it marks a new frontier for Wall Street
  • Goldman Sachs’ internal idea factory hatched a plan for the Google of Wall Street, and it’s now looking for the next big thing to disrupt the bank
  • Goldman Sachs’ big bet on the future of Wall Street had a rocky start. Here’s the inside story of the bank’s struggle to grow its next business and an exclusive look at its plans
  • Goldman Sachs just bought a one-person startup, and it’s betting it could change the day-to-day lives of its bankers

Trading

  • Goldman Sachs is cutting about 5% of sales and trading staff after senior equities leaders delivered a tough town-hall talk
  • Goldman Sachs is moving away from a tool championed by its former CFO as it pushes its traders to see clients where they once saw quick wins
  • Goldman Sachs is shuffling its top stock trading executives as the business tries to claw back market share from Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan
  • Goldman Sachs’s bond trading unit is still trying to find its way — and it represents a key challenge for new CEO David Solomon
  • A small team of traders at Goldman Sachs made $100 million betting on natural gas — and it could be thanks to a ‘bomb cyclone’ driving prices to a record level
  • Goldman Sachs is ditching near-term plans to open a bitcoin trading desk, instead focusing on a key business for driving Wall Street investment in crypto
  • Goldman Sachs has created a new team to take on high-speed traders like Virtu and Citadel Securities at their own game

Deals

  • ‘It’s good to be Rich’: Meet the Goldman Sachs banker who has built a private investing empire that goes head-to-head with Blackstone — and you’ve probably never heard of him
  • Goldman Sachs is considering a shakeup of its alternative investing units as part of a plan to simplify the bank’s strategy
  • A senior Goldman Sachs fintech banker was about to join JPMorgan — but then got lured back —and it’s another sign of the fierce battle for M&A talent
  • Goldman just promoted a star tech banker close to Tesla and Microsoft to co-head one of its most profitable businesses, as incoming CEO Solomon makes his mark
  • Goldman Sachs just announced a shakeup of its leadership — and it signals the rise of bankers over traders
  • A tug-of-war between Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan over a top banker highlights Wall Street’s $1 trillion battleground

Careers 

  • The David Solomon era at Goldman Sachs kicked off with 43 words Lloyd Blankfein would never say
  • Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon shares his best leadership advice
  • Goldman Sachs is shaking up the way it stocks one of the most elite clubs on Wall Street — and it shows how banks are back to making money again
  • Goldman Sachs is about to move dozens of jobs out of pricey New York to Utah as Wall Street turns to cheaper cities
  • Goldman Sachs has named a new chief to lead diversity efforts
  • Goldman Sachs just named its next CEO — here are the execs who will be in and out, according to a dozen insiders

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