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A big debut expected tomorrow for the goldman sachs initial public offering i believe we share the conviction this is in the best interest of all americans we still like all businesses have to. Change in a bomb goldman sachs one of the top investment banks. In the world with the history of making money envied on wall street it's the biggest of the old investment banks with. Almost a trillion dollars in total assets the allure of working at goldman sachs is that potentially you could be one of the people running the. World much admired much hated and you know the best risk managers on Wall Street although it hasn't been able to climb back to its 2009 peak. It's a bank that emerged from the financial crisis relatively unscathed financially but its reputation took a beating and you want people to trust you from the cream of. The crop to the vampire squid now the company is targeting the regular consumer goldman sachs is going. From caviar to cheeseburgers for a hundred fifty years goldman served the most important people in the world heads of state heads of corporations millionaires billionaires and now they're also serving you the consumer so how did the bank get to where it is today Gulpin Sachs was founded in 1869. By Marcus Goldman an immigrant from Bavaria he started as a peddler in Philadelphia and. Then invested in a sewing machine to become a tailor after about 20 years goldman moved to new york city and opened up shop as a banker he would buy notes payable from jewelers and Tanner's downtown and sell them for a small profit uptown in 1882 he brought his son-in-law Sam sacks into the. Business and the firm was eventually renamed goldman sachs and company once upon a time firms all looked a lot of light they were all small private partnerships the people whose. Names were on the door that was really mr. Goldman there was really mr. Sachs. There were three Lehman Brothers there were three looks or Hart brothers Goldman's son Henry joined the firm in 1885 he went on to reshape the financial world decades later after Goldman Sachs became a. Member company of the New York Stock Exchange in 1896 Henry Goldman began to take over the business a lot of the Jewish firms like Goldman Sachs were not allowed to do certain kinds of businesses they weren't allowed to get in the underwriting of. Railroads or banks which were the huge growth engines at. The beginning of the 20th century they were allowed to. Underwrite retail businesses that's where Henry Goldman pounced retail firms wanted capital to expand but they lacked the assets that industrial companies like railroads had he developed a revolutionary idea use a company's potential earnings its ability to generate income in the future to value the company. This became key to the company's first IPO in 1906 United cigar and it would become a model for the future including the IPO of Sears Roebuck later that year he was responsible for the initial underwriting of more than 50 of our country's most successful publicly owned. Corporations and it was the next year in 1907 that Sidney Weinberg the future leader of the company joined Goldman as an assistant to the janitor he would later be named mr. Wall Street through the next half century Goldman Sachs continued to play a prominent role in banking it helped companies like BF Goodrich. And FW Woolworth expand by going public for Goldman Sachs it was all about the relationships Sidney Weinberg spent years after World War two courting henry ford ii and helping him restructure the company he took over. From his grandfather their big breakthrough came in the 1950s when Goldman was allowed to underwrite the IPO of Ford Motor Company given that Henry Ford was considered anti-semitic was sort of a sea change on Wall Street and I. Think after that sort of Goldman began really to thrive they were the first firm to house both a trading operation under a guy named Gus levy with an investment banking operation under the infamous Sindhi Weinberg they had a return on equity of something like 70 75 % which is just gargantuan numbers welcome Disneyland. Is your land in 1957 Goldman Sachs led the. IPO of Disney just a few years after the company opened its theme park Disneyland in California to some degree it was although it that difference failure Dawei to some degree when the training era got. Going when dust levy who ran the trading business took over the firm as senior partner in 1969 Goldman Sachs started taking on. More risk when you're a private partnership they're making bets with their own money and that absolutely helps them sort of mitigate extreme risk-taking and make sure that firm is prudent overall because if the firm goes under it's the actual partners whose names are on. The door or whose capital or is in the firm their money is going to be lost but as investment banks started going public in the 1970s things started to change all of a sudden you have go from a partnership culture to a bonus culture on Wall Street beginning from 1970 and. Now we're coming up into 50 years of this kind of shenanigans 50 years of people getting rewarded for essentially taking big risks with other people's. Money in 1981 Goldman Sachs acquired a commodities trading firm Jay Aaron and company it marked a strategic shift in the business for the bank and future leaders like Lloyd Blankfein and Gary Cohn rose through the trading ranks the 1980s. Saw the rise of private equity on Wall Street power brokers dominated culture and Goldman watched some of its biggest competitors rake in big dollars by going public Bear Stearns in 1985 Morgan Stanley in 86 and then Lehman Brothers in 1994 Goldman made some massive deals like the. Purchase of Rockefeller Center in 1995 but the company stayed partnership I joined in the summer of 95 and I say it was very fortunate because I think I was something like the only the fifth person ever that had joined as a partner when it was a partnership so I felt a little bit scared. Because of the you know I was coming into this remarkable partnership and and had no idea what it would. Be like I'll never forget the second day I was there getting a an email from Jon. Corzine he was of course the CEO asking me what I thought of the labor and I was shocks and I gave. Him an answer and he answered me back within half an hour I thought wow this. Is a pretty cool place actually within three months of me being there they had the first what became pretty well known big deep debate amongst all the partners about whether they should or shouldn't go public and the decision was now for a long time it was felt that you know Goldman was special would be better. Off private you know over time frankly people who were there at Goldman I mean they would never save quite this way but they they got greedy they realized the thing is no. Public at four times book value they all stood to make a ton of money and get really really rich I mean there was really no reason at all for Goldman not to go public you know because it has got so big anyhow. The idea that it behaved with exactly the same philosophy as the original spirit of the partnership seems to. Me to be not not as true as the value of the partnership suggested so I'm like well you know why not just become a public company a big debut expected tomorrow for the goldman sachs initial. Public offering the IPO is. Ten it was one of the biggest IPOs in history at the time. And the company raised 3.7 billion dollars it made the partners unbelievably rich top partners at the firm probably made something like 300 million dollars even less seeing your partners made something like a hundred million dollars so it was a huge payday across the firm it was a bonanza it was smashing success thinking about it nearly 20 years later. I wish Jess would have retained some of the more genuine strength of what being a partnership forced them to be because at the end of the day it was our own capital that. Was at risk of course while all. This was going on Goldman's increased influence extended. Beyond Wall Street and into politics after senior partners raked in all that money many of them asked what's next a lot of them were still young they now claim you know wanted to give something back in truth what did they wanted to do. Is they made all this money on Wall Street now. They wanted to have power and if you want to have power you have to go to Washington so that led to people like John Whitehead senior partner at Goldman going to work for Ronald Reagan about Rubin becoming first a national economic adviser. For Bill Clinton Steve Friedman who was also Rubens Co senior partner Goldman also became a national economic adviser Rubin of course became Treasury secretary Steve minuchin current Treasury secretary is a Goldman guy former government partner Gary Cohen of course and it. Just became part of the culture part of the DNA these men have had significant influence on. Banking policy over the last 25 years Rubin. Was part of Bill Clinton's team that deregulated the banking sector in the 1990s Gary Cohn was one of the architects of Donald Trump's. Corporate tax cuts and of course Henry Paulson was the Treasury secretary during the financial crisis of 2008 proposing the 700 billion dollar bank bailout but we'll get to that. Later and some people say well you know Goldman Sachs is government Sachs the rotating door no they just have a lot of smart people and smart people tend to wind up in positions of power so what does that mean that cachet it means there are one to two degrees of separation for the most important. People in the world heads. Of states head of corporations government acts I in my in my book. Is a moniker that's well earned when people push back and say government Sachs isn't really a thing I'd say is there any other Wall Street firm who sent more people into government than Goldman Sachs the answer is no business boomed after the IPO the company. Was making about two to three billion dollars a year from 1999 through 2003 by 2007 that profit number crossed ten billion dollars it's a tale of two decades since Goldman Sachs went public in the first decade they crushed it on almost any measure earnings growth Book value growth return stock price. Out performance fantastic but to a degree they were a victim of their own success the company divided its revenue. Into three main categories investment banking providing services to companies and governments when they do things like issue bonds merge or of course IPO asset management advising clients on investing. Their money and we're talking about very very wealthy clients like people with ten million dollars in the bank and finally trading and investments the bets the company is making in the market in 2007 it was that sector those market bets that made more than. Thirteen billion dollars for the company seventy-five percent of the company's pre-tax profits Goldman was the darling of Wall Street as somebody we'd wrote a book about Goldman I understand how they make money from Investment Banking I understand how they make money from. Asset management but in many ways it's still big mystery how they make as much money as they did welcome to today on a Friday morning on that Lauer and I'm Meredith Aaron if. He thought the markets couldn't get any worse you may be in for a. Rude awakening this was the wildest single day in the history of Wall Street we're faced with the prospect of a global meltdown goldman sachs figured out before other firms that trouble was coming they began to figure out in december of 2006 and they made a big a proprietary bet against the mortgage market now that's my words they say. They were hedging their risks by the time the summer of 2007 came around and the Bear Stearns hedge funds that collapse goldman made absolute killing and. The four billion dollars in profit a Goldman is always prided itself on being the best risk managers on Wall Street and I think the financial crises proved that the week after longtime competitor Lehman Brothers went bankrupt Goldman got a five billion dollar investment from other financial. Firms literally failing and me remember you had Lehman Brothers and yet Bear Stearns you have a bunch of others that failed goldman sachs was. Strong and there was so strong that coming out of the financial. Crisis they dominated the trading activity and so they're like goldman sachs is on top of the world you know to their credit goldman sachs really really killed it in 2009 making more than 30 billion dollars in trading and an amount of money that you. Know Wall Street. Might never see again they really put the hurt on their competitors and. I think create a lot of resentment in the marketplace and in public opinion as a result of that of course it didn't. Help that former. CEO Henry Paulson who was Treasury secretary at this point was the person proposing seven hundred billion dollars in taxpayer money to bail out the industry this troubled asset relief program has to be properly designed for immediate implementation and be sufficiently large to have maximum impact and restore market confidence. It also didn't help that CEO Lloyd Blankfein defended the company in an interview with The Times of. London saying he believed the firm was doing God's work it's because that so many of the cultural realities of what you all do is jarring to me to most Americans this notion of selling a product that you're betting against is hard for people to understand the crux of the critique. Came down to this goldman sachs was structuring mortgage-backed securities in its investment banking unit and selling them to clients but at the same time the trading side of the firm was betting against. Those deals look what your sales team was saying about timber wolf boy that timber wolf was one deal there was a spotlight that shined on Goldman Sachs and Main Street didn't know who Goldman Sachs was and Goldman Sachs did not handle that as well as they should have they. They didn't explain to the public when Goldman Sachs man has been testified to Congress it came across as little stilted and defensive you think you have an obligation to tell the person that you're selling that security to in that deal. That you are keeping the short position in that deal that's my question that we're not going to cover it in the mark as curry. Well I know that you intend to keep that short position not forever it's your intention to keep that short position no I don't think we would have to tell him I don't even know that we would know ourselves it was. Great political theater as people needed a scapegoat you and Goldman provided an easy target Goldman. Sachs ended up paying more than seven billion dollars in settlements surrounding its handling of mortgage-backed securities in the. Run-up to the financial crisis that's according to KB w's Bank litigation tracker however in true Goldman fashion the company figured out how it could make money even on what most thought were government finds here's how they did it as part of the settlement with the. Department of Justice Goldman agreed to provide 1.8 billion dollars in consumer relief but Goldman Sachs doesn't have a mortgage business so they couldn't simply let delinquent borrowers stay in their homes instead the company bought pools of distressed mortgages from fannie mae and restructured them they got to count that towards their fine but they can still. Potentially make money off the assets it's hard to think of anything more Goldman esque which is for them turning a penalty into a money-making opportunity which feeds just into this long-standing narrative about Goldman Sachs which is. You know that these guys are the smartest guys in the room now the flip side of that is that their reputation is that they are sharks when we asked goldman sachs about the strategy they directed CNBC to the independent monitors report on the settlement as of february. 2019 the monitor validated almost 1.3 billion dollars in relief 71% of the way to fulfilling the settlement Goldman Sachs wouldn't comment on whether it's making a profit on. The strategy and the financial crisis is not the only scandal to hamper Goldman in the. Last decade in 2012 and 2013 the bank arranged three bond deals in Malaysia to fund a state. Investment fund called 1mdb it raised six point five billion dollars to attract foreign investment but according to US authorities it was just a front they accused a Malaysian financier of stealing billions from the fund and paying hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes today's case is the largest single action ever brought. By the department's kleptocracy asset recovery initiative when you talk to people on Wall Street about making six hundred million dollars and three bond deals. Everybody scoffs of this this is an insane amount of money. To make on bond deals that are supposedly fairly plain vanilla I have very highest levels of the company maybe if they didn't know when MDB was perhaps something suspicious about that. Well maybe they should have dug a little harder and maybe they should have found. Out the investigation into the firms culpability is ongoing as of April 2019 Goldman Sachs told CNBC senior management was unaware of the criminal activity by mr. leister and his associate who took extraordinary efforts to hide their part in the illegal scheme. Despite the legal issues Goldman's advisory business still crushes its competitors on Wall Street but its trading business has lagged so Goldman Sachs has gone from great to good look at the first decade versus the second decade they were number one in trading and. Then they went to number three in trading. The lead has. Narrowed somewhat and this dock price the valuation is the lowest that it's been since. They've been a public company in a non crisis period all of this has prompted one of the most interesting pivots in Wall Street history but if you think about the brand and the way the regulatory environment has changed who we are it makes. Sense for us to have direct relationships with consumers in 2016 the company launched a new product called Marcus remember him it's a digital. Bank that provides personal loans and high-yield savings accounts ok is it. That Goldman is offering in their bank account that I can't get as well it's that slightly higher savings rate the pitch is we are you know we are a new. Bank we're a new approach we're not going to nickel and dime you on fees we're gonna be very transparent we're gonna be very clear to you about how we make money and this is sort of a new way of doing FinTech. These days to be clear this is still a tiny part of Goldman's overall business but the trend of investment banks starting to look more like commercial banks is real in a post financial crisis world diversification is important Goldman said it had forty six billion dollars in online retail deposits across the US and the UK. That's pocket change compared to competitors. Like Bank of America or JP Morgan with more than a trillion dollars in deposits each but it's seen as a growth opportunity say is none of this is going to. Fundamentally change goldman sachs who we are how we're making money in the short term but we think we can. Build very successful platforms that over time will make a meaningful contribution goldman sachs is going from Wall Street to Main Street and look at how they're doing this they're doing this with more technology more like Silicon Valley today. We're introducing a brand new service and we call it Apple card there there's there was an opportunity that I think Apple song we saw to redesign certain aspects of the credit card they're doing this with a younger workforce 3/4 hour Millennials are younger they're doing this with the more relaxed dress code and they're doing this with a CEO who. Is a part-time DJ look the jury is. Out on the effectiveness of this new path a lot of us are watching if history is any guide Goldman Sachs will find a way to make money you.


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