Goldman Sachs – Here Are the Top Finance Stories of the Day for April 12
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Gabe Plotkin’s Melvin Capital, which came under siege from Wall Street Bets, took another hit in March
Gabe Plotkin’s Melvin Capital lost 7% in March to close out a dire first quarter. Get the full rundown here.
Goldman Sachs is hiring up to 300 engineers in its consumer business after product sprints triggered burnout and a tech exodus
Goldman Sachs plans to hire up to 300 engineers in its consumer business this year. The strategy comes after a surge of staff exits and senior manager turnover hit the group over the past 12 months. Read more about the hiring plans here.
Goldman Sachs bankers had a busy start to the year. But analysts are already wondering how long rapid-fire dealmaking can last.
As Goldman prepares to report first quarter earnings on Wednesday, we asked analysts what they are looking at. From wealth management to trading, these topics are top-of-mind. Click here to read the entire story.
The cofounder of Greenwood, a digital bank geared toward Black and Latinx users, details the fintech’s $40 million Series A and how it’s grown a waitlist 550,000 strong
We spoke with Greenwood cofounder Ryan Glover and Truist Ventures head Vanessa Vreeland, who detailed how the $40 million Series A came together. Here’s what they told us.
William Blair told investment-banking analysts, associates, and VPs they’ll receive special bonuses up to $20,000 as Wall Street’s arms race to hang onto junior talent continues
Chicago-based boutique bank William Blair is the latest firm to extend offers to its junior bankers. In an internal memo, executives told employees they’d receive “a special, one-time spot bonus.” Read more from the memo.
Balyasny poaches a top derivatives trader from Goldman Sachs as demand for volatility traders heats up
Goldman Sachs derivatives trader Travis Potter is headed to hedge fund Balyasny. More on his move here.
Must-know promotions, exits, and hires at firms like BlackRock, Citadel, Balyasny, and Goldman Sachs
BlackRock hires Stephanie Smith as COO of its alts business. Goldman Sachs appoints Jason Hill as its new chief operating officer for global marketing. An executive exodus at Credit Suisse. We’ve got all the people moves across Wall Street.
Billionaire Lee Ainslie’s Maverick Capital soared in March despite the struggles of his Tiger Cub peers
Maverick Capital is outpacing fellow Tiger Cubs like Lone Pine, Coatue, and Tiger Global this year. Read more here.
Klarna is one of the biggest names in buy now, pay later. But cofounder Niklas Adalberth questions the consumerism at the heart of the $31 billion fintech.
Niklas Adalberth, Klarna cofounder and former executive, thinks buy now, pay later isn’t “what the world needs.” Hear more about what he has to say.
A crypto exec’s resume listed Goldman, Lending Club and RBC. He didn’t mention a prison break. Now a bankruptcy examiner claims he’s an escapee.
A former crypto exec escaped from prison and took on a new name, according to an investigation by a bankruptcy examiner. We’ve got all the details here.
Confessions of Big Law’s burned-out associates: 5 current and former lawyers from firms like Cleary, Davis Polk, and Goodwin detail their nonstop daily work schedules (Insider)
Credit Suisse Tightens Hedge Fund Limits After Archegos Hit (Bloomberg)
Leon Black’s surprise Apollo Global exit came amid sexual harassment allegation (New York Post)
BlackRock Raises $4.8 Billion to Invest in Renewable Power (Bloomberg)
Wall Street Finds New Way To Finance Unprofitable Tech Firms (Fintech Zoom)
How JPMorgan increased the number of Black interns in its Wall Street program by nearly two-thirds (CNBC)