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Why I Left Goldman Sachs: A Wall Street Story Hardcover – 22 Oct 2012
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A personal tale of one person caught up in a wave of greed, betrayal, and a complete disregard for the standards that had made Goldman Sachs the most trusted name on Wall Street.
-- David Siegfried, Booklist
About the Author
Greg Smith resigned in the spring of 2012 as the head of Goldman Sachs's United States equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Smith graduated from Stanford University and went to work for the firm full-time in 2001. He spent his first ten years in the New York headquarters before moving to London in 2011. He currently lives in New York City.
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traders and salespeople going to the head of the class for the most GC (gross credit)that they can produce in
these so called elephant trades. How different from the 70s and 80s when the client's interest did come first.
That best reflected in Michael Lewis "Liar's Poker" when a Salomon salesman did an elephant trade (that label
didn't exist then)....when that salesman was berated by management, told to call the customer back and return
the largest part of the fee or commission. During the Gus Levy, John Whitehead 1970s, when I worked there the
client seemingly was always pleased with the existing Goldman culture. None of that today. Much of the blame no doubt being the huge size of these firms in today's market that P&Ls must be of greart concern when you have such a huge base of employee mouths to feed. No excuse though for bad behavior which seemingly is openly condoned or actually encouraged at today's Goldman Sachs. The book was very entertaining, but only gets a 4-star here since I think the book is really for someone in the business and would be a little bit under appreciated for those not in the investment banking business.
On a side note, the paper back copy of the book was not very good quality. Very thin paper
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