Was wird aus Goldman Sachs?

Im "Gapperblog" der Financial Times London werden die Auswirkungen einer nach den jüngsten Ankündigungen des US Präsidenten möglichen Anti-Wall-Street Gesetzgebung diskutiert, die an den früheren Glass-Steagall Act mit einer strikten Trennung von Geschäfts- und Investmentbanken anknüpfen dürfte.

Insbesondere wird die Frage diskutiert, was dies für die Zukunft der mächtigsten Investmentbank Goldman Sachs bedeutet, deren Netzwerk die gesamte US Regierung durchdringt (etwa US Finanzminister Geithner) und bis zum US Botschafter in Berlin reicht:

  Zum "Gapperblog" der FT

Besonders interessant sind aber auch Kommentare in diesem Zeitungsblog, die offenbar von ehemaligen Wall Streetlern stammen.

Dort heißt es u.a. in zwei Beiträgen

I was 6 years at Goldman. As with other pure investment banks, they predominantly fund(ed) themselves with overnight funds. Over the last years, Goldman increasingly became a hedge fund in itself, be it with the enviable advantage over pure hedge funds in that they also stand in the middle of trades (including those of other hedge fund which they serve as prime broker). Their ability to take proprietary positions around client "deal-flow" goes a long way in explaining the Goldman money machine.


Obama is very courageous going against Wall Street and, as a result, most likely won't be re-elected. Meantime, three cheers for Volcker and please show the door to Geithner.


I came to Wall Street in 2005 with a fresh BA and a libertarian mindset that caused me to almost worship finance as the nerve center of capitalism. What I discovered in these past five years was deeply disturbing. While perhaps 25% of Wall Street's work is vital to our market economy (that figure is just an educated guess), the rest is fraud disguised with credibility.


But at the end of the day you can't cut a weed off at ground level and expect it not to grow back, you have to pull out the root -- and that means ending the Fed.

Damit dürfte der Autor auf die Tatsache anspielen, dass sich die Federal Reserve Bank in Privatbesitz befindet .
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