Lloyd Blankfein

  • News

    America Hates Three Things

    Man-whore prima-donnas who refuse to eat turkey unless its on a club sandwich, carriers who get in the way of them and their new iPhones, and minions of God, who can’t help the fact that they kick ass at making it rain ka-ching! on your face. These dislikes translated to Nike (which stood by Tiger […]

    / Jul 1, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    Dick Bové: Lloyd Blankfein Is Gone By The End Of The Year

    Watch the latest business video at video.foxbusiness.com Just an FYI, a certain someone is available to take over, should anyone be wanting to get a short list of candidates together.

    / Jun 28, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    Goldman Sachs Bending Over Backwards To Show Clients Firm Cares, Bribing Them With Sushi

    Time was, if you were, say, a hedge fund client of Goldman Sachs, you knew not to expect much in the way of bedside manner. No coddling, no hand holding, no Shmoopy Talk. You could try getting them on the phone, but that was generally futile, as all client calls were automatically rerouted to the […]

    / Jun 23, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    Help Us Convince Goldman’s Media Team Lloyd Blankfein Should Go On Oprah

    First off, this is not some absurd idea we came up with on our own. At an event in London this afternoon, Fiona Laffan, Goldman Sach’s head of media relations in Europe said that the bank is tossing around the idea of 1) advertising on TV and 2) Blankfein appearing on Oprah’s couch.

    / Jun 22, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    David Viniar Stands By His Man

    Perhaps some of you remember Jon Winkelried? The former Goldman Sachs co-president is persona non grata at the firm but for the purposes of context, a quick refresh: Winkelried was the good for nothing prick who abandoned Lloyd Blankfein when the CEO needed him most, and when it would look most bad for the company […]

    / Jun 11, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    Goldman Even Guiltier Than Previously Assumed, Says FCIC Vice Chairman

    As you may have heard, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission is none too pleased with Goldman Sachs. First, the bank didn’t turn over requested documents as quickly as Chairman Phil Angelides and his wingman, vice-Chair Bill Thomas asked for them. Then the slippery little devils dumped twenty million pages on the commission’s asses. Somewhere in […]

    / Jun 8, 2010 at 3:30 PM
  • News

    Do Not Be Alarmed By The Traveling Band Of Sachsians

    Lloyd’s just taking them out for some celebratory Jägerbombs (under the guise of a drill). Journalists, feel free to take this as a sign a settlement with the SEC is imminent. Please be advised that today from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Goldman, Sachs & Company will be conducting an evacuation drill from 200 […]

    / Jun 3, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    CEO’s No One Gives A Rat’s Ass About Bravely Gave The Finger To 2009’s Compensation Trend

    Wells Fargo’s John Stumpf. Travelers Cos’s Jay Fishman. Chubb Corp’s John Finnegan. According to the July issue of Bloomberg Markets, all three men “are defying a trend,” by taking home $21.3 million, $20.6 million, and $19.2 million, while many of their fellow CEO’s dialed it down on payday. Why were they able to take such […]

    / May 26, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon Keep The Yuks Coming

    Without question, it’s been a difficult year and a half for Lloyd Blankfein and Jamie Dimon. While they may not have had to deal with the abysmal failures of some of their peers, they’ve had to grapple with something perhaps even more difficult: being punished for their manifold success. Peasants with pitchforks, deranged Rolling Stone […]

    / May 24, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    Musings On An ABACUS

    The following post is by Dealbreaker reader and commenter Infinite Guest. Whether they could have avoided it, I don’t know–today’s Securities and Exchange Commission acts like a wounded animal–the management of Goldman, Sachs & Co. made a strategic error by failing to cultivate a closer relationship with the new regime. That much is evident from […]

    / May 18, 2010 at 12:16 PM
  • Banks, News

    Gasparino: Lloyd And The Dancing Blankfeins Might Not Save Chicago Bank

    Remember that story from a few hours ago about Chicago-based ShoreBank, which was set to be seized today if it didn’t come up with the necessary scratch to survive? And how Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citigroup, Bank of America all stepped in at the last second to raise the money, led by Lloyd Blankfein who […]

    / May 14, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    Bank CEO’s Opt Out Of Obama Dinner Date, Mid-Tier Hedge Fund Guys Take Part

    Following his pit-stop for wings in Buffalo yesterday, Obama spoke at a campaign fundraiser at The St. Regis hotel, which you might’ve assumed would be attended by top Wall Street brass. Jamie, since they’re buds. Lloyd, because he has to. Vikram, because his plans always fall through. But you would’ve assumed wrong! The bank CEO’s […]

    / May 14, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    Oliver Stone: People Are Shelling Out $10,000 A Ticket To See Shia LaBeouf’s Gucci Loafers

    At least that’s what he claimed to Vulture on the eve of Money Never Sleeps premiering at Cannes. What are you doing to relax before your movie premieres tomorrow? [Laughs.] I’m trying to get tickets for people. “Friends.” It’s insane here. You know what a ticket’s going for here on this film, on the black […]

    / May 13, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    Lloyd Blankfein Isn’t Going Anywhere

    So suck it, Dick Bové, suck it, Wall Street Journal, suck it CNBC, suck it shareholder Evelyn Davis, who demanded LB resign “on Monday,” suck it anyone who even entertained the thought of a Goldman Sachs sans Blankfein. LB has “no intention of doing that,” nor is he interested in the harebrained proposal to split […]

    / May 7, 2010 at 12:48 PM
  • MBAs, News

    Random NYU Stern Students Have Lloyd Blankfein’s Back

    A bunch of MBA candidates were stopped on campus for their esteemed opinions on the Goldman sitch. The consensus is they “don’t want to work at a firm like Lehman Brothers” and “what you can respect about Goldman is that they’re greedy but they’re long-term greedy.”

    / May 7, 2010 at 12:35 PM
  • News

    Lloyd Blankfein Shops At Wal-Mart

    Not just that, but he apparently loves shopping at Wal-Mart, or so he claimed a few minutes ago at Goldman Sachs’s annual shareholder meeting. Presumably he was just messing– something new Lucas is testing out. Evelyn Davis is at the mic and says she doesn’s shop at Walmart. It’s unclear what prompts her to admit […]

    / May 7, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    The Reverend Shows Up At the Goldman Annual Meeting

    Amid protestors holding signs that read “Stop Hiding the Money” and “Transparency Now” the Rev. Jesse Jackson has stepped to the mic at the Goldman shareholder meeting in lower Manhattan. The Reverend asks GS to put more consumers and labor leaders on the board. From the WSJ, which is live-blogging the event. 

    / May 7, 2010 at 10:35 AM
  • News

    WSJ Columnist Joins Chorus of Pundits Calling for Lloyd’s Head

    Echoing some other pundits out there, Wall Street Journal columnist David Weidner has now joined the crowd calling for Lloyd Blankfein to resign from Goldman.

    / May 6, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    Charlie Gasparino: Goldman To Probably Settle For At Least $1 Billion, Maybe $5 Billion

    Analysts at the Charlie Gasparino Advisory Group said this morning that after speaking with “lawyers and rival CEOs,” the (potential) Goldman Sachs settlement with the SEC is currently being “ball-parked at between $1 billion and $5 billion,” though there are many other variables to consider (for instance, Lloyd leaving and the SEC knocking $500 million […]

    / May 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM
  • News

    Lloyd Wants You to Brag About Being a Goldman Client

    Goldman Sachs held a conference call for clients of the private wealth management unit this afternoon. Lloyd Blankfein was on the call, as were several journalists who were no doubt leaked the call-in number and not thrown off as they usually are. As expected, the entire call seemed to be a nice advertisement for Goldman […]

    / May 5, 2010 at 3:28 PM
  • News

    Who Could Take Over For Lloyd Blankfein?

    First off, let it be known that I don’t think LB should or will go anywhere. Nevertheless there are some people, some haters, talking about that very possibility. Dick Bové said it a couple weeks ago but she was on the rag at the time and not to be taken seriously. Now there’s a story […]

    / May 5, 2010 at 2:12 PM
  • News

    There Are People Who Like Lloyd Blankfein

    He signs their paychecks but, damn it, this still counts. (I love the li’l fella myself but chose to express my feelings in other ways, rather than making a big show of it.) Also, you will be pleased to hear that not unlike a certain Duke lacrosse squad, Team GS is banding together to prove […]

    / May 4, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    Gasparino: Lloyd Blankfein Might Be Throwing Himself On The Mercy Of The SEC As We Speak

    Or he might do it after lunch. Maybe tomorrow (probably not though because Cinco de Mayo is taken very seriously at GS). Could be Friday. Possibly the week after next. It would be shocking if it didn’t happen before Memorial Day but stranger things have happened. It’s really hard to say because this is one […]

    / May 4, 2010 at 10:57 AM
  • News

    Before Suing Goldman Sachs, Take A Moment To Realize Who You’re Really Hurting

    Goldman Sachs announced yesterday that it has so far been hit with six shareholder suits (on top of the SEC stuff, and in addition to a little criminal investigation by the Justice Department). And that’s fine, it’s no real sweat of Lloyd’s sack, or the sacks of Gary Cohn, or Lucas van Praag, either. Sure, […]

    / May 4, 2010 at 10:38 AM
  • News

    Goldman Concedes its PR Strategy was “Probably a Mistake”

    In case you missed it, here’s Lloyd Blankfein’s first extended television interview in, well, we can’t remember how long. Goldman has long been a firm that refused to answer most journalists’ questions and usually gave a “no comment” to interview requests, even the most innocuous ones. But, as Lloyd told Charlie Rose on Friday, the […]

    / May 3, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    Caption Contest Wednesday

    [via Reuters] Earlier: Live-Blogging The Goldman Flogging Related: Introducing The Lloyd Face

    / Apr 28, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    Live Lloyd

    *5:33 – LB: “I don’t think our clients care nor should they care” about whether Goldman is short something. “You could have the biggest mutual fund in the world selling stock and you wouldn’t know it Carl: “This is a shitty deal, this is crap, what you think about that.” LB: “We are selling securities […]

    / Apr 27, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    Lloyd Blankfein: “April 16th Was One Of The Worst Days Of My Professional Life”

    He hasn’t been ready to talk about it until now but yes, you should know, April 16th was the day Lloyd saw Viniar for the first time in the new steam room during an AM soak. All innocence lost. Not even the on-site cupcakes could console him. And the day got only worse. Here’s what […]

    / Apr 26, 2010 at 5:31 PM

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