If the largest banks want no action from regulators in the future, the best place to start is by showing regulators that they don't require their attention at all. By Eleanor BloxhamOct 18, 2011 5:00 AM ET
From proposals on executive pay to political spending, Goldman Sachs is gearing up for a busy – and potentially heated -- annual shareholders meeting. By Eleanor BloxhamMay 6, 2011 9:11 AM ET
The Bronx. Brooklyn. Harvard. Hollywood. From selling peanuts at Yankee Stadium to displacing two heirs apparent at Goldman Sachs, isn't Lloyd Blankfein living the American Dream?
In this book excerpt from MONEY AND POWER: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World, author William D. Cohan examines Lloyd Blankfein's up-from-nothing story, and finds out why Hank Paulson would've rather had no one else as Goldman Sachs's CEO.
By William D. Cohan, contributor
Lloyd Blankfein's path tothe MOREApr 21, 2011 5:00 AM ET
He has been CEO of the storied but bruised investment bank for a year. All he has to do is reduce risk and restore profits at the same time.
By Duff McDonald, contributor
FORTUNE -- On an April Friday last year, Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman received a call while on vacation with his family in Anguilla: In just four days the Agricultural Bank of China was holding a "bake-off" for investment MOREMar 30, 2011 5:00 AM ET
No doubt Goldman Sachs was hoping for a better PR year in 2011, but a Facebook offering debacle and a widely-criticized business practice review set the bank off on a rocky start. So what good can come from the fumbles? Leadership lessons for us all.
By Eleanor Bloxham, contributor
The calendar pages have turned to a new year and already Goldman Sachs has found itself in hot water, again.
No doubt, Goldman (GS) MOREJan 21, 2011 11:24 AM ET
Despite growing fears that Harvard Business School has turned its back on financiers and consultants, it's more likely that recently rejected applicants to the elite MBA program fell victim to common application fumbles. Here are a few tips to avoid the pitfalls.
By Shawn O'Connor, contributor
An anxious buzz is sweeping through the ranks of analysts and associates at the country's premier private equity firms and investment banks.
"Why doesn't Harvard MOREDec 23, 2010 11:35 AM ET
In what may be a marked appeal to diversify its ranks and soften its image, Harvard Business School sent out several surprising rejections and wait list notifications to candidates from some of the most prestigious financial firms in the world.
By John A. Byrne, contributor
(poetsandquants.com) -- Several high-performing private equity and financial stars were dumbfounded, outraged, or just perplexed to be rejected or waitlisted when Harvard Business School released its round MOREDec 17, 2010 3:14 PM ET
The Daily Beast today reports that "As Congress debated the financial reform bill, 850 business, trade groups and other corporate interests threw over 3,000 lobbyists at Capitol Hill and spent over $1.3 billion in 2009. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce led the way with its contingent of 85 lobbyists with the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association tossing in another 54 of their own. Around 175 groups involved in the MOREBing - May 21, 2010 10:55 AM ET
It's amazing what expensive messaging can buy. The first wave of publicity surrounding the SEC case against Goldman was fierce and damning. Now what we're seeing is their Public Relations dollars at work. The conversation has shifted, have you noticed? What was huge, solid outrage against Goldman has moderated, and thoughtful (if bald) heads are prevailing.
Of course Goldman took short positions against its long bets on the real estate market. Wasn't MOREBing - Apr 26, 2010 2:05 PM ET
Things look pretty blank and far from fine for Lloyd this morning. But buried within the situation is a strategy that may serve him well in the days to come. Ken Lay explored it to some effect. It's called executive ignorance, and anybody who has worked in the upper echelons of corporate life knows it's a very credible defense indeed.
I'm not saying it's true, mind you. Just credible. At least MOREBing - Apr 19, 2010 11:28 AM ET
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