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The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs

Ellis, Charles D.

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ISBN 10: 1594201897 / ISBN 13: 9781594201899
Published by The Penguin Press, New York, 2008
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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. xvi, [2], 729, [3] p. Notes. Index. With unparalleled access to the firm's enigmatic leadership, "The Partnership" chronicles the men who built Goldman Sachs, one of the world's largest investment banks. From Wikipedia: "The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational investment banking firm that engages in global investment banking, securities, investment management, and other financial services primarily with institutional clients. Goldman Sachs was founded in 1869 and is headquartered at 200 West Street in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City, with additional offices in international financial centers. The firm provides mergers and acquisitions advice, underwriting services, asset management, and prime brokerage to its clients, which include corporations, governments and individuals. The firm also engages in market making and private equity deals, and is a primary dealer in the United States Treasury security market. It is recognized as one of the premier investment banks in the world, but has sparked a great deal of controversy over its alleged improper practices, including the loosening of financial industry underwriting guidelines which had been intact since the 1930s, and in particular its actions since the 2007 2012 global financial crisis. Former Goldman executives who moved on to government positions include: Robert Rubin and Henry Paulson who served as United States Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, respectively; Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank; Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada 2008 13 and Governor of the Bank of England from July 2013." Very good in very good dust jacket. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Bookseller Inventory # 68157

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Title: The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs

Publisher: The Penguin Press, New York

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First edition. First printing [stated].

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Traces the half-century ascent of Goldman Sachs from a marginal family firm with limited prospects to one of the world's most profitable investment banks, evaluating the contributions of such pivotal figures as Sidney Weinberg, Gus Levy, and John Whitehead. 75,000 first printing.

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Charles D. Ellis is a consultant to large institutional investors and government agencies. For thirty years he was managing partner of Greenwich Associates, an international business strategy consulting firm he founded that serves virtually all the leading financial service organizations around the world. Ellis earned his M.B.A. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from New York University. He has taught investment management courses at Harvard and Yale, and is the author of twelve books. Ellis has served on the boards of Harvard Business School and Phillips Exeter Academy and is currently chairman of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, a trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a director of Vanguard, and a trustee and chair of the investment committee at Yale University.

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