Marcia Marcia Marcia!
Matt and Ben. Penn and Teller. Bert and Ernie. Gary and Lloyd. As those who keep up on the bromances of Wall Street know, Lloyd Blankfein and Gary Cohn are the absolute best of buds. While their relationship started out as a work thing back in 1990, when Cohn was hired as a metals trader and “became Blankfein’s corporate problem solver,” in the twenty plus years since it’s moved far beyond that to include hanging on weekends, family vacations, and wives who are also tight. According to a 2010 profile, Cohn isn’t so much LB’s righthand man as he is a part of him, having been introduced to people on at least one occasion as simply “Lloyd’s best friend.” And while their bond was no doubt strengthened by weathering the financial crisis and the Goldman haters together, as bosom buddies who are always there for each other and would do anything for one another, be it taking a bullet, donating a kidney, or just calling to talk about nothing, lately there has supposedly been a little friction. Read more »
James Gorman is there too! While his reception was a bit less lively than Dimon’s, which included employees waiting on a 2 hour line to get an autograph and a picture with the JPMorgan CEO who they were said to have treated like a “pop idol,” Gorman ought to still get credit for being there. While some of his staff apparently feel differently, it appears as though they could have been easily swayed by some free pizza. Read more »