SOUTHPAW - Headhunters not shareholders celebrate arbitrary job cuts

The star culture at many investment banks will lead to arbitrary and indiscriminate job cuts among the ranks of associates as cutbacks are made. That might help banks to meet numerical redundancy targets in the short term but will leave banks scrambling to fill managing director positions in a few years’ time — once again destroying shareholder value, argues David Rothnie.

  • 07 Nov 2008
Goldman Sachs bankers who did not feature among the 94-strong roll call of partners announced last week, will be pleased enough to have avoided another list doing the rounds — a week before the Class of 2008 was elected, Goldman announced a 10% cut to its global workforce. ...

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