Goldman Sachs

Will Goldman's World Cup Winning Story Force Financial Institutions to Go for Goal With a More Creative Approach to Their Communications Strategy?

Alastair Turner | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK
Alastair Turner

It's important to build time for creative thinking into communications rather than getting bogged down in bureaucracy. While creativity for creativity's sake can backfire, firms that fail to bring new ideas to the table will become less relevant. The key is devising a strategy that allows room for creative thinking, while ensuring that any ideas are clearly aligned with business goals.

Carney Savages 'Disturbingly' Rich And Unethical Bankers

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney has turned his fire on City greed and the problem of growing inequality as he called for more to be done to clamp down on scandal-hit fina...

Why Is Libya Suing Goldman Sachs?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

Goldman Sachs is being sued by Libya's sovereign wealth fund for "deliberately exploiting" its role to make a $350 million (£212m) profit on $1 billi...

Reflections on Davos: It's Not Just Women Who Are Working Towards Gender Equality

Cherie Blair | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Cherie Blair

Last week, I attended my sixth Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland. I attended many of the sessions in and out of the forum and there was no shortage of women's faces. But appearances can be deceptive. Many women attending did so, not as delegates but as staffers or spouses of the delegates. Sadly this year among the 2,500 delegates, only 16% were female, down from 17% in 2013 - its highest ever. Yet, despite this, there was a real feeling that it was time to get serious about ensuring that 50% of the world's population get their fair share of the world's resources.

Goldman Sachs, Newton Daniels and the Phantom Disappearing Act

Dylan Sharpe | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dylan Sharpe

Political predictions are always a dangerous game. But personalising them or, even worse, threatening to do something drastic if x doesn't happen, risks turning a prediction into an endless source of mockery.

MPs Warn Of 'The Great Royal Mail Robbery'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

Vince Cable's decision to hire Goldman Sachs to advise on pricing Royal Mail for its stock market entry came under fire from MPs, who compared it to g...

Royal Mail Sale Has Left You Out Of Pocket, Warns Tory MP

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Politics

The Royal Mail's controversial privatisation has ended up costing the taxpayers money, a Tory MP has warned, as it was undervalued by the banks before...

Banks Making BILLIONS In Food Price Bets

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

Five major banks made an estimated £2.2 billion over two years from betting on the price of food including wheat, maize and soy, which has sparked ac...

No Corporation Is An Island: How to Better Connect With the World Around You

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK
Dr Arlo Brady

If we have learnt anything from recent financial turmoil and the evolution of social media and public skepticism it must surely be that businesses - irrespective of their size - are no longer able to sustain an ivory tower culture, only connected to their consumers and owners, insulated from the rest of society and immune to its challenges and common practices.

Boris' Curious Use of Facts in Attacking the Robin Hood Tax

Simon Chouffot | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Chouffot

It may not be everyone's choice of how to spend the hottest evening of the year, but on Monday night Boris Johnson gave a speech at the British Bankers' Association dinner. Hot yes, hotbed of progressive thought, no. But Boris' speech nonetheless got my blood boiling. In taking a swipe at the proposal for a European Financial Transaction Tax - every City fat cat's favourite bug bear at the moment - he chronically misrepresented how it works.

Goldman Sachs Doubles Profits

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK

Goldman Sachs employees are enjoying a 27% increase in total payments after the banking giant posted a surprise doubling of profits in its latest quar...

The British Economy Is Now Controlled By an Ex-Goldman Sachs Employee

Harry Cooper | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Harry Cooper

It seems slightly absurd to claim that Carney, Bernanke, Draghi and a few others can pre-empt the economic behaviour of almost seven billion individuals, but this is what they are apparently able to do. It is argued that only central bankers can save us from permanent economic stagnation. This is despite the fact (yes, the fact) that so many of them worked for the banks that destroyed our economies in the first place. Who, exactly, is in control right now?

Forget the 80/20 Rule - In Business It's the 1% That Will Deliver Growth

Stephen Caddick | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK
Stephen Caddick

For most of us the 80/20 rule provides an uncannily accurate measure of events - and the world of business is no exception. So I was expecting this effect, known as the Pareto principle, to rear its head as I was reading Goldman Sach's recent report on stimulating small business growth in the UK.

Mr Cake, I Applaud You

Jane Sparrow | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK
Jane Sparrow

There are many ways to resign: with dignity, anger, absence, humour... alcohol (all five if you want to go out in style). But with a cake?

Do Young Women of My Generation Need to 'Lean In' More?

Jessica Chan | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

However, I have noticed that much talk surrounding "Lean[ing] In" has centred mostly on women who already in the workplace. Whilst I have nothing against this, I feel as though younger women, girls of my own generation in the UK who are still in school, are, comparatively, missing out on this exciting 'buzz'.

Apple Says Shareholder Lawsuit Is A 'Silly Sideshow'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Tech

Apple CEO Tim Cook has given a rare interview at the Golden Sachs technology conference. According to Business Insider's live blog of the interview...

Goldman Backtracks After King Broadside

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK

Goldman Sachs has decided not to hold back investment bankers' bonuses until the new financial year to benefit from the cut in the top rate of income ...

Mervyn King Slams Goldman Sachs Tax Avoidance Strategy

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Goldman Sachs has decided not to hold back investment bankers' bonuses until the new financial year to benefit from the cut in the top rate of...

The Vampire Squid's Tentacles Now Embrace the Bank of England

Ann Pettifor | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Politics
Ann Pettifor

The Chancellor's announcement today is audacious. He rode roughshod over a careful and open appointments procedure to ensure that Britain will, for the next eight years have a governor of the Bank of England whose experience, history and record is totally aligned with 'the takers' - the bankers and speculators that have asset-stripped the British economy.

Spotify Launches Browser App In Beta

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Tech

Spotify has launched an early preview of an in-browser version of its popular music streaming service. The site, which has opened in a limited beta...

'Brutal Meetings, Interns In Tears, Demeaning Orange ID Badges'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK

Former banker Greg Smith's explosive op-ed in March, "Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs", blew open the cruel culture of the finance sector. If his artic...

Bankers, Bailouts and a Bad Reputation

Ehud Furman | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Tech
Ehud Furman

Banks and bankers are starting to see the value and understand just how important it is to maintain a good reputation.

'Callous And Toxic': Goldmach Sachs Exec Tells World Why He Is Leaving

Posted 14.03.2012 | UK

A former Goldman Sachs executive director has launched an astonishing broadside at his company for being "callous" and "toxic" in an article explainin...

Bankers' Bonuses: The Bigger Problem

Deborah Doane | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK Politics
Deborah Doane

With bankers' bonus season in full swing, and thanks to relatively recent European rules, we at least get to see exactly the sort of pay deals being awarded to the top bankers in the City. RBS chief executive Stephen Hester's bonus, which he eventually turned down following public outrage, will be followed by a series of other bonus announcements in the coming weeks.

HMRC Served With Legal Papers Over 'Sweetheart' Tax Deal For Goldman Sachs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Politics

Lawyers have served legal papers on HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) after issuing proceedings in the High Court over an alleged "sweetheart" tax deal. ...