Exchanges at Goldman Sachs

Exchanges at Goldman Sachs Podcast

In each episode of "Exchanges at Goldman Sachs," people from the firm share their insights on developments shaping industries, markets and the global economy.

Markets Update: Investors Assess How and When to Position Portfolios for a Post-Vaccine Economy
Back in February, Erin Riley of Goldman Sachs’ Markets Coverage Group was our first podcast guest to discuss the coronavirus and its implications for markets. In this episode, she’s back on the show to discuss the current state of things and where investors go from here after the equity market’s stunning recovery. Riley says her clients are looking ahead to two key milestones: the U.S. election and the potential for a COVID-19 vaccine, both of which have the potential to kickstart thematic portfolio rotatio...

Innovation in the Industrials Sector
Matt McClure, co-head of the Global Industrials Group in Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division, discusses the high volume and velocity of deal activity in the sector since March....

The Battle for Our Screens, Part 4: The Moving Pieces of Tech Policy
As the pandemic has increased our reliance on digital platforms and services, debate around tech regulation has come into the spotlight, from antitrust enforcement to consumer privacy protection to national security concerns. In this episode, Faryar Shirzad, global head of Goldman Sachs’ Office of Government Affairs, gives an overview of the moving parts of tech policy today – including the latest analysis of the U.S.’s stance toward TikTok – and explains why these issues don’t fall clearly down political p...


The Battle for Our Screens, Part 3: Social Media in the Social Distancing Age
As lockdown measures turned our real lives digital, we’ve looked to social media to connect with the outside world. This has only accelerated trends within the industry, like the increasing appetite for user-generated short-form video. To explore these shifting habits, Heather Bellini and Piyush Mubayi of Goldman Sachs Research discuss consumers’ social media consumption in the U.S. and Asia. Then, Jane Dunlevie from the Investment Banking Division discusses the state of play among her social media clients...

The Battle for Our Screens, Part 2: The Future of Work
The pandemic began a massive, unexpected work-from-home experiment. That has led companies to rely on technology in new ways to keep their employees connected, productive, and happy.   Heather Bellini of Goldman Sachs Research and Ryan Nolan of the Investment Banking Division talk about the opportunity for software to unlock productivity gains in the world’s 1.25 billion knowledge workers. Then, Tammy Kiely of the Investment Banking Division is joined by Renee James, CEO of Ampere Computing, to talk about w...


The Battle for Our Screens, Part 1: The Race to Entertain Us
Staying at home has resulted in sharp increases in streaming-video consumption, as well as entertainment companies moving some of their big releases from movie theaters to on-demand video. This has upended the entertainment landscape, creating challenges and opportunities for content creators, distributors and exhibitors. In this episode, Brett Feldman of Goldman Sachs Research, Adam Agress of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and Alekhya Uppalapati of the Investment Banking Division explore these topics and ...

Markets Update: September Turbulence
Tony Pasquariello of Goldman Sachs' Global Markets Division explains how and why major stock market indices have backtracked somewhat from record highs in August, and what it all means for the forward-looking equity outlook. "I don't think we should get too worked up about the turbulence we've encountered in September, just given the astonishing run the preceded it.," he says."...


Markets Update: European Leveraged Capital Markets
Dominic Ashcroft and Luke Gillam, co-heads of EMEA Leveraged Capital Markets in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division, talk about the “cautiously optimistic” sentiment among corporate clients....

Exploring the Founder Journey with Launch With GS CEOs
Goldman Sachs’ Chief Strategy Officer Stephanie Cohen talks with three "Launch with GS" CEOs about their founder journeys and lessons learned while leading through times of crisis. The founders, who are all part of the "Launch With GS" Black and Latinx Entrepreneur Cohort, are Helen Adeosun of CareAcademy, Sean Mitchell of REZI, and Max Tuchman of Caribu....


Markets Update: U.S. Election in Focus
Tony Pasquariello of Goldman Sachs' Global Markets Division and Joe Wall of the Office of Government Affairs discuss how investors are viewing the upcoming U.S. election in November....


Markets Update: SPACs
Olympia McNerney of Goldman Sachs talks about what’s been driving the surge in SPACs as an alternative avenue for companies to raise money in the public markets....

How Companies Are Meeting Their Financing Needs
Susie Scher, co-head of the Global Financing Group in Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division, talks about how companies are meeting their financing needs in this environment and the broader sentiment for banking activity in the second half of 2020. Additionally, Scher shares her thoughts on how to recruit and develop diverse talent, as well as advice for how junior employees can continue to grow and develop their networks while working remotely....


Markets Update: Balanced Bear Repair
Christian Mueller-Glissmann of Goldman Sachs Research discusses his new research about asset allocation with the risk of ‘fat and flat’ markets....


Markets Update: A “Gritty” Second Quarter
Jim Esposito, global co-head of Goldman Sachs’ Global Markets Division, recaps a “gritty” second quarter, the importance of technological resilience, and the ongoing commitment to client centricity....


Markets Update: "Investor Sobriety" Carries into Q3
Tony Pasquariello of Goldman Sachs' Global Markets Division recaps the historic market rally of the second quarter and talks about how institutional investors are viewing Q3 and the remainder of 2020....

U.S. Dollar Weakness
Zach Pandl of Goldman Sachs Research explains the factors driving U.S. dollar weakness....

Markets Update: Banks’ Stress Tests
Richard Ramsden of Goldman Sachs Research explains what the results from U.S. banks’ latest stress tests say about the health of the industry....


Markets Update: Will the Recovery Be Derailed?
Amelia Garnett of Goldman Sachs' Global Markets Division provides an update on how institutional investors are weighing market risks, from an uptick in COVID-19 cases to the U.S. election....

How COVID-19 is Impacting Companies’ M&A Strategies
Tim Ingrassia, co-chairman of Global Mergers & Acquisitions for Goldman Sachs Investment Banking, provides an update on the recent M&A slowdown. “I fully expect M&A to normalize and recover because all those deals that aren’t happening right now, some significant percentage of them are deals that will happen,” Ingrassia says. “And so then it’s a question of when will they happen?”...


Markets Update: The Rise of the Retail Investor
In this episode, Philip Berlinski, COO of Global Equities, provides an update on equity markets, from the growth in day trading to the role of active management in the COVID-19 crisis to the impact of the U.S. presidential election in November....


To Everyone Who’s Asked, ‘How’s It Going?’
Fred Baba, a managing director in Goldman Sachs' Global Markets Division, reflects on a raw and honest email he wrote this week about his experience with racism and discrimination as a black man in America, as well as how his co-workers can best support the black community moving forward. Baba's email has been shared around the firm and was published as a Bloomberg Op-Ed....


The Future of Sustainable Nuclear Energy
Heath Terry of Goldman Sachs Research explores clean energy and the advances in nuclear power technology as part of his team’s Venture Capital Horizon series....

Markets Update: Investor Sentiment Improves as Lockdowns Lift
Tony Pasquariello, global head of hedge fund coverage for Goldman Sachs’ Global Markets Division, provides an update on how investors are reacting to the gradual re-opening of the U.S. economy, historic government stimulus efforts, potential vaccine developments, and ongoing US-China tensions....

The State of Goldman Sachs’ Small-Business Lending
Goldman Sachs has committed $500 million in lending capital to provide Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, loans to small businesses suffering in this crisis. In this episode, Margaret Anadu, head of the firm’s Urban Investment Group, provides an update on the more than 8,000 small businesses across the country that the firm has reached through partnerships with community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and other mission-driven lenders....


Markets Update: How ESG is Changing
In this episode, leveraging a client call from Goldman Sachs Investment Banking, leaders from across the financial services industry discuss the pandemic’s impact on the ESG landscape, including how corporations and investors are responding. The conversation features Mark Wiedman, a senior managing director at BlackRock, Katherine Collins, head of Putnam Investment’s sustainable investing, Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital, and John Goldstein, head of Goldman Sachs’ Sustainable Finance Group....

How Are Small Businesses Surviving?
Asahi Pompey, global head of Corporate Engagement and president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, interviews three graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program to talk about their experiences with PPP loans, what’s keeping them up at night, and how they’re pivoting to adapt to changing industries and a changing society. The entrepreneurs are Khari Parker, co-founder of Connie’s Chicken and Waffles based in Baltimore, Dana White, founder and CEO of Paralee Boyd, a blow-dry salon in Detroit, ...

Markets Update: Latin America
Jen Roth of Goldman Sachs' Global Markets Division provides an update on how COVID-19 is impacting investor sentiment in emerging markets....


Client Call: How Retailers Will Re-Open
In a recent client call held by Goldman Sachs Research, Brian Dodge, President of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, discusses how retailers will re-open. Dodge is joined by Goldman Sachs Research’s Kate McShane, Alex Walvis, and Jenna Giannelli, who all cover the retail sector....

Client Call: CFO Perspectives
Goldman Sachs CFO Stephen Scherr and other senior leaders across the firm discuss topics that are top of mind for CFOs in the current environment, from financing markets and liquidity concerns, to earnings guidance and economic outlooks....


Client Call: Oil Update as Negative Prices Emerge
To share Goldman Sachs’ latest analysis on record price declines in oil markets, this episode leverages a client call, featuring Jeff Currie, Damien Courvalin and Brian Singer of Goldman Sachs Research, and Anthony Dewell of EMEA Commodity Trading in Global Markets. The call was held the morning of April 21st, 2020....

How the Housing Sector Has Been Impacted by the Economic Slowdown
In this episode, Terry Hagerty, co-head of homebuilding & building products investment banking for Goldman Sachs, discusses how COVID-19 has impacted the outlook for housing and the broader building products sector. Despite the severity of the current slowdown, Hagerty points to favorable demographic tailwinds as reasons to expect a return to industry growth into 2021. Additionally, Hagerty explains why the sector may be poised to rebound more quickly from this crisis than that of 2008, driven by more favor...


Markets Update: What Investors Are Watching
As volatility continues in the public markets, Meena Flynn of Goldman Sachs’ Consumer and Investment Management Division gives her analysis on the latest swings and explains how investors with permanent capital are positioning themselves....

Markets Update: What Investors Are Watching
As volatility continues in the public markets, Meena Flynn of Goldman Sachs’ Consumer and Investment Management Division gives her analysis on the latest swings and explains how investors with permanent capital are positioning themselves....

How Markets Have “Changed Forever”
Ashok Varadhan, global co-head of Goldman Sachs’ Global Markets Division, talks about how financial trading has adapted to a primarily remote workforce and also shares takeaways from the division’s strong first quarter performance....


COVID-19’s Impact on US Small Businesses
In this episode, Margaret Anadu, head of Goldman Sachs’ Urban Investment Group, talks about COVID-19’s impact on US small businesses and explains the firm’s recent announcement to commit $500 million in capital for emergency loans to small businesses. Then, three entrepreneurs and graduates of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program share their personal stories -- Erin Andrews of Indi Chocolate, a Seattle-based chocolate factory, Ellen McNulty-Brown of Lotuff Leather, a Rhode-Island based leather mak...

Markets Update: Do Investors Think the S&P 500 Has Bottomed Out?
Anne Marie Darling of Goldman Sachs’ Global Markets Division analyzes the S&P 500 index’s historically fast fall into bear market territory and shares results of the April Marquee QuickPoll, a survey of institutional clients which found that about half of respondents don’t believe lows have been set yet....


Client Call: Market Volatility and Potential Economic Impacts
In an effort to provide timely and valuable updates regarding ongoing market volatility and potential economic impacts, we’re sharing a “Market Update” call hosted by our Investment Banking Division. In the conversation, Goldman Sachs President and COO John Waldron provides an update on the current environment, alongside other senior leaders across the firm....

Markets Update: Europe and COVID-19
Andrew Wilson of Goldman Sachs Asset Management explains how volatility in U.S. financial markets from the COVID-19 outbreak is playing out across Europe as well. “European markets have been very much in the eye of the storm,” Wilson says. “So the focus is on what policy responses are coming out of Europe, just as much as it is out of the U.S.”...

Markets Update: Europe and COVID-19
Andrew Wilson of Goldman Sachs Asset Management explains how volatility in U.S. financial markets from the COVID-19 outbreak is playing out across Europe as well. “European markets have been very much in the eye of the storm,” Wilson says. “So the focus is on what policy responses are coming out of Europe, just as much as it is out of the U.S.”...


Markets Update: How COVID-19 Is and Isn't Like the '08 Financial Crisis
Joe Montesano, head of Americas Equity Trading for Goldman Sachs, analyzes how the coronavirus pandemic continues to add volatility to markets. Montesano also talks about parallels and differences in today's market environment compared to that of the 2008 global financial crisis....

Re-thinking How We Work During a Pandemic
Amid the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, Goldman Sachs’ global medical director Dr. Michael Rendel joins by phone to talk about what employees can do to stay healthy and productive while working remotely – from setting up comfortable work stations to taking time for meditation and exercise. Dr. Rendel also talks about the importance of managers supporting their teams’ physical and psychological well-being, as well as the firm’s strategy more broadly in terms of coordinating global offices....



Markets Update: March 6, 2020
Amelia Garnett of Goldman Sachs' Global Markets Division provides a quick update on how investors are responding to ongoing volatility around coronavirus concerns....

How Computational Biology is Transforming Drug R&D
The latest episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs premieres a new monthly feature: An examination of a topic at the center of conversations in the venture-capital community. This week, Goldman Sachs Research’s Heath Terry explores the growing world of computational biology—using the power of big data to revolutionize drug discovery, disease prevention and cancer detection. Terry talked to VCs like Lux Capital’s Zavain Dar, who invests in emerging science and technology firms. “It feels like we’re at the prec...

Markets Update: Coronavirus
After a volatile week in markets, Erin Riley of Goldman Sachs’ Consumer and Investment Management Division talks about how coronavirus is weighing on investor sentiment....


Markets Update: Coronavirus
After a volatile week in markets, Erin Riley of Goldman Sachs’ Consumer and Investment Management Division talks about how coronavirus is weighing on investor sentiment....

From “Fish Out of Water” to Wall Street Changemaker
Sean Legister, a vice president in the Global Markets Division, talks about overcoming imposter syndrome on the Goldman Sachs trading floor and what led him to start Breakfast Bites, a monthly fireside chat connecting black colleagues with senior leaders. Legister tells podcast host Jake Siewert, “When I looked at the black population, particularly within the Global Markets Group, I thought, ‘I don’t think we lack the intellect. I don’t think we lack the hunger. I don’t think we lack ambition. I think somet...


Global Market Shocks from the '87 Crash to Brexit: Lessons for Today
From the 2020 Global Macro Conference in Hong Kong, Steve Strongin and Jan Hatzius of Goldman Sachs Research sat down for a discussion all about connections: why economic cycles and market cycles are increasingly independent, why economic volatility has declined while market volatility has largely remained the same, and how shocks like political surprises and climate change stand to radiate through each space....

Markets Update: February 14, 2020
Jordan Meer of Goldman Sachs' Renewable Power Group gives his quick take on the five numbers he's watching in renewable energy markets....


Markets Update: February 7, 2020
Sarah Kiernan of Goldman Sachs' Global Markets Division gives her quick take on the five numbers she's watching in markets....

Goldman Sachs CFO Stephen Scherr Recaps the Firm’s First-Ever Investor Day
This week, Goldman Sachs opened its doors for its first-ever Investor Day in its 150-year history. In this episode, Goldman Sachs CFO Stephen Scherr recaps the day and explains how leadership is trying to increase transparency with clients by releasing three-year financial targets, restructuring its business segments, and more. Scherr, who has been at Goldman Sachs for nearly 27 years and CFO since 2018, also talks about his transition into the role. To kick off the episode, Jen Roth of Global Markets gives...


What’s Next for the Airline Industry?
Scott Rubner of Goldman Sachs Global Markets talks through the five numbers he’s watching in markets, from $671 billion of money market inflows to the 32% “January effect.” Then, Catie O’Brien, also of Global Markets, provides a deep dive into the airline industry, including how the Boeing 737 Max is impacting supply and profitability, and how airlines have been reinvesting back into the product, resulting in more options than just coach or business class....

How are “Carbonomics” Reshaping the Energy Industry?
To start the episode, Goldman Sachs' Oscar Ostlund talks through the five numbers he’s watching in markets, from China’s debt-to-GDP ratio to the Euro-USD exchange rate. Then, Michele Della Vigna of Goldman Sachs Research explains his latest “carbonomics” research and how climate change is reshaping the energy industry through technological innovation and capital markets pressure....

What’s the Outlook for the US Stock Market in 2020?
David Kostin, chief US equity strategist for Goldman Sachs Research, discusses his team's forecasts for US stocks in the year ahead. But before that, Tony Pasquariello, global head of hedge fund coverage for Goldman Sachs Securities Division, walks through the five numbers he's watching in markets....


Is Sustainable Finance the Next Big Commercial Opportunity?
In this episode, John Goldstein, head of Goldman Sachs’ Sustainable Finance Group, talks about the firm’s recent sustainability announcement to invest or finance $750 billion of capital over the next 10 years across two themes–climate transition and inclusive growth. Goldstein highlights the commercial motivation behind the firm’s sustainability strategy. “This is grounded in a core view of where the world is going, a thesis, a research-driven view...almost a market call that fundamentally these questions o...

What’s Ahead for Europe’s Economy in 2020?
In this episode, Jake Siewert sits down with Jari Stehn of Goldman Sachs Research to discuss his team’s outlook for Europe’s economy in 2020. “We think 2020 is going to be a better year for Europe than 2019,” Stehn says. “We expect growth to be 1.1% next year, which is a bit above consensus, and is certainly notably above where the current numbers are running.” Stehn goes on to explain the drivers behind this growth pick-up as well as key risks that could derail estimates....

How Are Healthcare CEOs Steering Through Uncertainty?
Healthcare CEOs in the US are “trying to set course in an otherwise unpredictable, highly uncertain world,” according to this episode’s guest, Marshall Smith, global head of Goldman Sachs’ healthcare investment banking. The uncertainty, stemming from global growth concerns, trade policy risk and drug pricing debates, is a consistent theme across the healthcare industry, but that doesn’t mean corporations are sitting back and waiting. Growth strategies are top priorities for executives, Smith explains, with ...


Why Startups Shouldn’t All Be Pitched As ‘Tech Companies’
The latest episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs was recorded at the firm’s recent 2019 Builders + Innovators Summit, which convened nearly one hundred entrepreneurs from various industries to share their stories and learn from one another. Host Jake Siewert was joined by Investment Banking Division co-head Gregg Lemkau, as well as Brynn Putnam, founder of fitness startup Mirror, and Ryan Petersen of the logistics company Flexport. The group discussed today’s environment for entrepreneurship as well as the ...

Why Startups Shouldn’t All Be Pitched As ‘Tech Companies’
The latest episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs was recorded at the firm’s recent 2019 Builders + Innovators Summit, which convened nearly one hundred entrepreneurs from various industries to share their stories and learn from one another. Host Jake Siewert was joined by Investment Banking Division co-head Gregg Lemkau, as well as Brynn Putnam, founder of fitness startup Mirror, and Ryan Petersen of the logistics company Flexport. The group discussed today’s environment for entrepreneurship as well as the ...

What’s Next for Direct Listings and IPOs?
What’s all the buzz around direct listings? How are companies weighing IPOs vs. alternatives to raising capital in the public markets? Those questions were the focus of a recent panel at the Goldman Sachs Private Innovative Company Conference. Goldman Sachs’ Will Connolly, Spotify CFO Barry McCarthy, and Latham & Watkins partner Greg Rodgers sat down with Exchanges at Goldman Sachs host Jake Siewert to talk about Spotify’s own history with direct listings and what the future may hold for other companies pla...


What’s on David Solomon’s Mind as He Enters Year Two as CEO?
In this episode, David Solomon reflects on his first year as Goldman Sachs CEO: “I've been very focused on making sure that our client focus is at the center of everything we do, and that we really work with our clients as one firm,” he says. “We're a divisional firm, we've always been a divisional firm, but I think there's a great opportunity to make sure for our clients that we're delivering the whole firm.” Looking toward year two, Solomon says his priorities are about execution – from centralizing the f...

How Can Cities Adapt to Climate Change?
Adapting to a warmer world could drive one of the largest infrastructure build-outs in history, according to a new report from Goldman Sachs’ Global Markets Institute, titled Taking the heat: making cities resilient to climate change. The report acknowledges the importance of reducing carbon emissions but focuses on the need to adapt to ongoing changes in the climate. Cities, which are home to the majority of the world’s population and generate most of its GDP, will need to develop climate resilience across...

What’s It Really Like to Be a Goldman Sachs Intern?
What’s it like to be a Goldman Sachs intern? In this episode, two interns from this past summer talk about their experiences at GS, as well as what they value in an employer—from diversity to work-life balance. Also in the studio was head of Human Capital Management Dane Holmes to discuss how the interns’ perspectives—and the results of a larger, firm-wide intern survey—translate into how employers are thinking about connecting with a younger generation of workers....


Why Does Goldman Sachs President and COO John Waldron View Himself as COO First and President Second?
John Waldron is a busy man. He’s almost a year into his role as Goldman Sachs COO and President, and he’s also a father of six. In this episode, Waldron demystifies his day-to-day and explains why he’s even more focused on executing on the title “COO” than “president.” “My role right now really is to first learn the firm and understand the inner workings of the firm, and so that’s a really operationally intensive job, thus the chief operating officer component,” says Waldron. “The president job comes into p...

What Can Wall Street and Silicon Valley Learn From Each Other?
Technology is changing the structure of the financial industry, says Marty Chavez, global co-head of the Goldman Sachs Securities Division. In this episode, he discusses how the industry is reshaping. “If you look inside a financial services firm, you’ll find there has traditionally been a relatively small number of roles that we talk about—so there’d be bankers, salespeople and traders,” Chavez says. “Now, all of those simple, easy categories are going away and they’re going away fast, and it’s becoming mu...

Top of Mind: Dissecting the Market Disconnect
For this special episode of Exchanges, we’re running our newest podcast, Top of Mind at Goldman Sachs. Hosted by Allison Nathan, a senior strategist in Goldman Sachs Research, Top of Mind examines the macroeconomic issues that are shaping the global economy. In each episode, Allison interviews Goldman Sachs experts—as well as influential policymakers, academics, and investors—on market-moving topics. The series’ latest installment, Dissecting the Market Disconnect, takes a close look at the divergence betwe...


Ride Hailing, Electric Scooters, Even Flying Cars – What’s Next for the Mobility Market?
The next 10 years of mobility will bring more change in the way that people and products move than any decade since the invention of the automobile, Goldman Sachs Research’s Heath Terry explains in this episode. Emerging technologies and business models like ride-hailing and sharing, autonomous driving and delivery, micro-mobility and even eVTOL (flying cars, finally) stand to disrupt profit pools that we estimate exceed $700 billion, and venture-backed startups and incumbents will attempt to address over $...

Where Are Retailers Looking For Growth?
In this episode, Jennifer Davis, head of retail investment banking for Goldman Sachs, explains how retailers are expanding their growth strategies against a backdrop of continued e-commerce growth and shifting demographics. While Davis acknowledges that growth strategies are “very specific to a retailer or brand,” she outlines three key areas of focus for her clients: customer demographic growth, channel growth (including the rise of digitally native brands), and geographic growth....

Does Human Behavior Move the Markets?
Although financial markets tend to be explained largely in quantitative terms, human behavior still plays a major role in driving price action, says Sheba Jafari, head of technical analysis for Goldman Sachs’ Securities Division. Jafari, who looks at historical patterns to predict movements in markets, explains: “In my opinion, the mere fact that we have the existence of [asset] bubbles indicates that markets are still run by emotions -- fear, greed and hope.” Also in the episode, Jafari discusses the impac...


What is Alternative Risk Premia and Why are Investors Excited About It?
While systematic investing has origins in academia dating back to the 1950s, only in the past several years has it evolved into practical applications for portfolio construction. In this episode, Heather Shemilt and Tom Leake of the Goldman Sachs Securities Division explain how ARP strategies work and the diversification and customization benefits they offer investors. "Alternative risk premia, or ARP, are long/short strategies that are designed to generate positive returns in exchange for an investor taki...

What is Alternative Risk Premia and Why are Investors Excited About It?
While systematic investing has origins in academia dating back to the 1950s, only in the past several years has it evolved into practical applications for portfolio construction. In this episode, Heather Shemilt and Tom Leake of the Goldman Sachs Securities Division explain how ARP strategies work and the diversification and customization benefits they offer investors. "Alternative risk premia, or ARP, are long/short strategies that are designed to generate positive returns in exchange for an investor taki...

Is Womenomics Working?
When Kathy Matsui first published research on "Womenomics," exploring the economic outcomes of women in the workforce, Japan had one of the lowest female participation rates in the developed world. Now, 20 years later, Japan's female participation rate is 71%, which tops the US and Europe. In this episode, Kathy Matsui joins us in the studio to discuss the progress that has been made over the next two decades and where challenges remain. "I believe Womenomics is working in Japan's context," Matsui says, tho...


Is Womenomics Working?
When Kathy Matsui first published research on "Womenomics," exploring the economic outcomes of women in the workforce, Japan had one of the lowest female participation rates in the developed world. Now, 20 years later, Japan's female participation rate is 71%, which tops the US and Europe. In this episode, Kathy Matsui joins us in the studio to discuss the progress that has been made over the next two decades and where challenges remain. "I believe Womenomics is working in Japan's context," Matsui says, tho...

What's the Business Case for Investing in America's Low-Income Communities?
The 2017 tax overhaul created incentives for investing in certain low-income communities across America, or "opportunity zones" as they're called. In this episode, Margaret Anadu, head of Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, explains the opportunity zone investing landscape and the role of private capital in revitalizing struggling communities. "There's no way we're going to change the situation in low-income communities and bring back all of that opportunity without the investment of private capital," Ana...

What's the Business Case for Investing in America's Low-Income Communities?
The 2017 tax overhaul created incentives for investing in certain low-income communities across America, or "opportunity zones" as they're called. In this episode, Margaret Anadu, head of Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, explains the opportunity zone investing landscape and the role of private capital in revitalizing struggling communities. "There's no way we're going to change the situation in low-income communities and bring back all of that opportunity without the investment of private capital," Ana...


Why Do Smaller Companies Receive Higher Valuations for New Initiatives?
In this episode, Steve Strongin of Goldman Sachs Research discusses a new report from Goldman Sachs' Global Markets Institute, titled "What the Market Pays For." One of the main findings is that equity investors tend to pay for persistence or what is sometimes called "visibility." Strongin also discusses why large corporations often feel that they aren't rewarded for innovation the way small firms are. The reason for this, Strongin explains, is how the market perceives the "deep pocket risk" involved. Inves...

Why Do Smaller Companies Receive Higher Valuations for New Initiatives?
In this episode, Steve Strongin of Goldman Sachs Research discusses a new report from Goldman Sachs' Global Markets Institute, titled "What the Market Pays For." One of the main findings is that equity investors tend to pay for persistence or what is sometimes called "visibility." Strongin also discusses why large corporations often feel that they aren't rewarded for innovation the way small firms are. The reason for this, Strongin explains, is how the market perceives the "deep pocket risk" involved. Inves...

What's Keeping Insurers Up at Night?
The findings of Goldman Sachs Asset Management's (GSAM) annual insurance survey are in, and insurance companies generally believe that US markets are in late stages of the economic cycle. Of the companies surveyed, 84% indicated that the US will see a recession within the next two years, but only 2% think that the recession will come this year, explains GSAM's Mike Siegel. Given these views, along with the current environment of high equity valuations and low bond yields, the key consideration on insurers'...


What's Keeping Insurers Up at Night?
The findings of Goldman Sachs Asset Management's (GSAM) annual insurance survey are in, and insurance companies generally believe that US markets are in late stages of the economic cycle. Of the companies surveyed, 84% indicated that the US will see a recession within the next two years, but only 2% think that the recession will come this year, explains GSAM's Mike Siegel. Given these views, along with the current environment of high equity valuations and low bond yields, the key consideration on insurers'...

Why Are Savings Rates Back in Focus in the UK?
In the wake of the financial crisis, the low interest rate environment gave consumers little incentive to put their money into savings accounts. That's changing in the UK, says Goldman Sachs' Des McDaid, with savings rates "back on the agenda." In this episode, McDaid, who oversaw the launch of Marcus by Goldman Sachs in the UK, explains the factors driving the renewed demand for savings accounts and compares savings habits in the region to those around the world. This podcast was recorded on March 5, 20...

Why Are Savings Rates Back in Focus in the UK?
In the wake of the financial crisis, the low interest rate environment gave consumers little incentive to put their money into savings accounts. That's changing in the UK, says Goldman Sachs' Des McDaid, with savings rates "back on the agenda." In this episode, McDaid, who oversaw the launch of Marcus by Goldman Sachs in the UK, explains the factors driving the renewed demand for savings accounts and compares savings habits in the region to those around the world. This podcast was recorded on March 5, 2...


What's the Role of Private Capital Markets in Europe?
When banks reigned in their lending activities after the global financial crisis, there was a gap in the market as small-to-medium sized businesses had nowhere to go to raise capital that they needed to grow. In this episode, Greg Olafson and Nishi Somaiya of Goldman Sachs' Securities Division discuss how alternative asset managers have filled that gap in Europe through direct lending to middle-market companies. "This form of lending in Europe has evolved and has become an asset class in its own right, to t...

What's the Role of Private Capital Markets in Europe?
When banks reigned in their lending activities after the global financial crisis, there was a gap in the market as small-to-medium sized businesses had nowhere to go to raise capital that they needed to grow. In this episode, Greg Olafson and Nishi Somaiya of Goldman Sachs' Securities Division discuss how alternative asset managers have filled that gap in Europe through direct lending to middle-market companies. "This form of lending in Europe has evolved and has become an asset class in its own right, to t...

What's Next For Emerging Markets?
Emerging market economies are showing early signs of stabilization, according to Kevin Daly of Goldman Sachs Research, and a number of the factors that contributed to the weakness of EM economies last year have now been reversed. "There has already been the beginnings of a recovery from the lows pasted in September-October last year," he says. Also in the episode, Daly discusses the outlook for his core focus area, CEEMEA – Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa – and explains the impact of Turk...


What's Next For Emerging Markets?
Emerging market economies are showing early signs of stabilization, according to Kevin Daly of Goldman Sachs Research, and a number of the factors that contributed to the weakness of EM economies last year have now been reversed. "There has already been the beginnings of a recovery from the lows pasted in September-October last year," he says. Also in the episode, Daly discusses the outlook for his core focus area, CEEMEA – Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa – and explains the impact of Turk...

How is Tech Reshaping the City Skyline?
Technology is changing the physical layout of cities, says Jim Garman, who runs real estate investing for Goldman Sachs' Merchant Banking Division in Europe. For instance, while e-commerce is driving down demand for brick-and-mortar storefronts, it's accelerating demand for warehouses and other logistical assets. "Logistics has become a very in-favor asset class for investors," Garman says. "Whereas retail has become a very out-of-favor asset class at the moment." Also in the episode, Garman discusses the c...

How is Tech Reshaping the City Skyline?
Technology is changing the physical layout of cities, says Jim Garman, who runs real estate investing for Goldman Sachs' Merchant Banking Division in Europe. For instance, while e-commerce is driving down demand for brick-and-mortar storefronts, it's accelerating demand for warehouses and other logistical assets. "Logistics has become a very in-favor asset class for investors," Garman says. "Whereas retail has become a very out-of-favor asset class at the moment." Also in the episode, Garman discusses the c...


Why ESG is Becoming a 'Business Imperative' for Asset Managers
Integrating ESG - environmental and social governance - into asset managers' portfolios is becoming a "business imperative," says Richard Manley, head of Environmental Social Governance Research in Goldman Sachs Research. In this episode, Manley explains the business case for ESG, why Europe is leading other regions and what households can do to lower their carbon footprint. This podcast was recorded on February 1, 2019. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recordin...

Why ESG is Becoming a 'Business Imperative' for Asset Managers
Integrating ESG - environmental and social governance - into asset managers' portfolios is becoming a "business imperative," says Richard Manley, head of Environmental Social Governance Research in Goldman Sachs Research. In this episode, Manley explains the business case for ESG, why Europe is leading other regions and what households can do to lower their carbon footprint. This podcast was recorded on February 1, 2019. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this record...

With Brexit Uncertainty and Sluggish Growth, Where Are European Investors Seeking Value?
From our office in London, this episode is all about Europe's investing environment, including how investors are preparing for possible Brexit scenarios, drivers of the region's economic slowdown and where clients are finding alpha. "The number one issue that clients in Europe are facing is how do we get returns," says Andrew Wilson, CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, who explains how both macro and political uncertainties are weighing on investors' minds. This ...


With Brexit Uncertainty and Sluggish Growth, Where Are European Investors Seeking Value?
From our office in London, this episode is all about Europe's investing environment, including how investors are preparing for possible Brexit scenarios, drivers of the region's economic slowdown and where clients are finding alpha. "The number one issue that clients in Europe are facing is how do we get returns," says Andrew Wilson, CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, who explains how both macro and political uncertainties are weighing on investors' minds. This...

What Can Credit Markets Tell Us About the Chances of a US Recession?
A Goldman Sachs Research study of the last 100 years suggests US recessions can be boiled down to five major causes - and several (like industrial and oil supply shocks) look structurally less threatening today. But among those that still bear close watching are the financial balances of households and corporations, which GS Research's Chief Credit Strategist Lotfi Karoui says aren't showing signs of a private sector living beyond its means. Outstanding mortgage debt has declined drastically and consumer cr...

What Can Credit Markets Tell Us About the Chances of a US Recession?
A Goldman Sachs Research study of the last 100 years suggests US recessions can be boiled down to five major causes - and several (like industrial and oil supply shocks) look structurally less threatening today. But among those that still bear close watching are the financial balances of households and corporations, which GS Research's Chief Credit Strategist Lotfi Karoui says aren't showing signs of a private sector living beyond its means. Outstanding mortgage debt has declined drastically and consumer cr...


France in Focus: CEOs Playing Offense and Defense
In France, Goldman Sachs Investment Banking clients are focused on key three risk factors, according to Goldman Sachs' Pierre Hudry: geopolitical outlook, market stability and rising shareholder activism. Amid the uncertainty, however, French management teams remain focused on scaling businesses to compete on the global stage. "Achieving scale and being able to compete notably with the US players, which are massively consolidating and the Chinese players, who are benefitting from the whole market is really ...

France in Focus: CEOs Playing Offense and Defense
In France, Goldman Sachs Investment Banking clients are focused on key three risk factors, according to Goldman Sachs' Pierre Hudry: geopolitical outlook, market stability and rising shareholder activism. Amid the uncertainty, however, French management teams remain focused on scaling businesses to compete on the global stage. "Achieving scale and being able to compete notably with the US players, which are massively consolidating and the Chinese players, who are benefitting from the whole market is really ...

Tech in Europe: Innovating Amidst Constraints
This episode is all about Europe's technology sector, from the pace of tech disruption and the growth of AI, to how companies are innovating in the face of political and regulatory constraints and more. Jo Hannaford of Goldman Sachs' Technology Division, points to Europe's geography as a key driver for development and innovation in technology in the region. "You feel like [in] Europe that [the countries'] physical distance doesn't really stop people being able to really...come together and communicate." ...


Tech in Europe: Innovating Amidst Constraints
This episode is all about Europe's technology sector, from the pace of tech disruption and the growth of AI, to how companies are innovating in the face of political and regulatory constraints and more. Jo Hannaford of Goldman Sachs' Technology Division, points to Europe's geography as a key driver for development and innovation in technology in the region. "You feel like [in] Europe that [the countries'] physical distance doesn't really stop people being able to really...come together and communicate." ...

China's 'Bumpy Deceleration'
The bumpy deceleration underway in China will be met with additional economic policy easing, albeit with some notable differences to previous stimulus, says Goldman Sachs Research's Andrew Tilton. He expects a slightly smaller and later stimulus relative to other slowdowns, leveraging not only Chinese policymakers' typical favored tools like infrastructure spending but also a tax cut. This podcast was recorded on February 1, 2019. All price references and market forecasts correspond t...

China's 'Bumpy Deceleration'
The bumpy deceleration underway in China will be met with additional economic policy easing, albeit with some notable differences to previous stimulus, says Goldman Sachs Research's Andrew Tilton. He expects a slightly smaller and later stimulus relative to other slowdowns, leveraging not only Chinese policymakers' typical favored tools like infrastructure spending but also a tax cut. This podcast was recorded on February 1, 2019. All price references and market forecasts correspond...


The Scene from China: VC and Tech Reach New Scale
Last year, venture capital investment in China surpassed North American totals for the first time in history, bringing Chinese business models to a stage and scale that "the entire world needs to pay attention to" in the eyes of Goldman Sachs Research's Piyush Mubayi. Corporate venture capital plays a major role: the country's big tech companies are active investors domestically, and now they're also setting sights on new markets. In this episode, Mubayi joins Jake Siewert to discuss developments in China's...

The Scene from China: VC and Tech Reach New Scale
Last year, venture capital investment in China surpassed North American totals for the first time in history, bringing Chinese business models to a stage and scale that "the entire world needs to pay attention to" in the eyes of Goldman Sachs Research's Piyush Mubayi. Corporate venture capital plays a major role: the country's big tech companies are active investors domestically, and now they're also setting sights on new markets. In this episode, Mubayi joins Jake Siewert to discuss developments in China's...

Commodities Outlook: Return of the New Oil Order
Making a comeback alongside higher spot prices this year will be the rapid growth in US shale, says Jeff Currie, with new pipeline capacity unlocking supply from the Permian Basin and re-anchoring the market around a fast-cycle, lower-cost New Oil Order. This podcast was recorded on January 10, 2019. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. The information contai...


Commodities Outlook: Return of the New Oil Order
Making a comeback alongside higher spot prices this year will be the rapid growth in US shale, says Jeff Currie, with new pipeline capacity unlocking supply from the Permian Basin and re-anchoring the market around a fast-cycle, lower-cost New Oil Order. This podcast was recorded on January 10, 2019. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. The information con...

Tech Talk 2019
"Startups right now are all using technology in different ways to drive growth, to drive expansion internationally...to continue to innovate their products..." says Kim Posnett of Goldman Sachs Investment Banking, who expects a strong IPO and M&A market for tech companies in 2019 given the pervasiveness of technological applications and access to capital. In this episode, Posnett discusses what to expect from the tech sector in the year ahead, from the biggest trends shaping internet and software businesses...

Tech Talk 2019
"Startups right now are all using technology in different ways to drive growth, to drive expansion internationally...to continue to innovate their products..." says Kim Posnett of Goldman Sachs Investment Banking, who expects a strong IPO and M&A market for tech companies in 2019 given the pervasiveness of technological applications and access to capital. In this episode, Posnett discusses what to expect from the tech sector in the year ahead, from the biggest trends shaping internet and software businesses...


Founders' Spotlight: What It's Really Like to Start and Scale a Business
"[As a founder] there is no stopping. The commitment is bottomless in a way that I've never had before...and so it requires a level of emotional resilience and balance that is not the easiest thing to do," says Josh Hoffman, co-founder and CEO of biotech startup Zymergen in the latest episode of the firm's podcast, Exchanges at Goldman Sachs. Hoffman joined Jen Rubio, co-founder and chief brand officer of luggage startup Away, and Dan Dees, co-head of Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division to discuss wh...

Founders' Spotlight: What It's Really Like to Start and Scale a Business
"[As a founder] there is no stopping. The commitment is bottomless in a way that I've never had before...and so it requires a level of emotional resilience and balance that is not the easiest thing to do," says Josh Hoffman, co-founder and CEO of biotech startup Zymergen in the latest episode of the firm's podcast, Exchanges at Goldman Sachs. Hoffman joined Jen Rubio, co-founder and chief brand officer of luggage startup Away, and Dan Dees, co-head of Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division to discuss wh...

From Pharmaceuticals to Medical Devices: What to Watch in China's Healthcare Sector
In our first ever podcast taped in Hong Kong, we're exploring one of the highest growth sectors in China: healthcare. Stephanie Hui, head of Goldman Sachs' Merchant Banking Division in Asia-Pacific, ex-Japan, joins us in the studio to discuss the drivers behind healthcare's explosive growth in China and how investors are viewing the industry's risk and reward. This podcast was recorded on October 22, 2018. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. Th...


From Pharmaceuticals to Medical Devices: What to Watch in China's Healthcare Sector
In our first ever podcast taped in Hong Kong, we're exploring one of the highest growth sectors in China: healthcare. Stephanie Hui, head of Goldman Sachs' Merchant Banking Division in Asia-Pacific, ex-Japan, joins us in the studio to discuss the drivers behind healthcare's explosive growth in China and how investors are viewing the industry's risk and reward. This podcast was recorded on October 22, 2018. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. ...

Closing the Gender Gaps: Advancing Women in Corporate America
In this episode, we sit down with Amanda Hindlian and Sandra Lawson, two of the authors of a Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute report called "Closing the gender gaps: Advancing women in corporate America." The report aims to contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding gender equality by analyzing some of the drivers of the gender gaps in seniority and pay and by helping clients to address these obstacles and biases. This podcast was recorded on November 2, 2018. All price references and market...

Closing the Gender Gaps: Advancing Women in Corporate America
In this episode, we sit down with Amanda Hindlian and Sandra Lawson, two of the authors of a Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute report called "Closing the gender gaps: Advancing women in corporate America." The report aims to contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding gender equality by analyzing some of the drivers of the gender gaps in seniority and pay and by helping clients to address these obstacles and biases. This podcast was recorded on November 2, 2018. All price references and mark...


LIBOR's Long Goodbye
This episode is all about the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR as it's commonly called. Beth Hammack, Goldman Sachs' global treasurer, and Jason Granet, head of the firm's LIBOR transition efforts, discuss what LIBOR is, what went wrong with the interest rate and now why and how the financial industry is moving to an alternative rate. As far as what the shift away from LIBOR means for markets, Hammack says, "First and foremost I think the impact is going to be hopefully an improvement in safety and s...

LIBOR's Long Goodbye
This episode is all about the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR as it's commonly called. Beth Hammack, Goldman Sachs' global treasurer, and Jason Granet, head of the firm's LIBOR transition efforts, discuss what LIBOR is, what went wrong with the interest rate and now why and how the financial industry is moving to an alternative rate. As far as what the shift away from LIBOR means for markets, Hammack says, "First and foremost I think the impact is going to be hopefully an improvement in safety and s...

Talent and Technology: What's Driving Poland's Growth
Poland is sometimes overshadowed by its European neighbors, but it's an important player within the region, according to Goldman Sachs' Artur Tomala and Brent Watson. In this episode, Tomala and Watson describe Poland's economic, business and political environment and why robust job opportunities are leading many Poland emigrates to return home. "We're starting to see people come back," Watson says. "And it's all based upon the fundamental principle of having quality work." br> This podcast was recorded o...


Talent and Technology: What's Driving Poland's Growth
Poland is sometimes overshadowed by its European neighbors, but it's an important player within the region, according to Goldman Sachs' Artur Tomala and Brent Watson. In this episode, Tomala and Watson describe Poland's economic, business and political environment and why robust job opportunities are leading many Poland emigrates to return home. "We're starting to see people come back," Watson says. "And it's all based upon the fundamental principle of having quality work." br> This podcast was recorded ...

Europe's Energy Evolution
Europe's energy sector is undergoing a transformation toward sustainable energy sources, says Goldman Sachs Research's Alberto Gandolfi. In this episode, Gandolfi discusses why clean energy has started to undercut the cost of conventional generation. "In several regions of Europe right now, renewables are way, way cheaper than any other technology. So we think they're going to displace conventional generation over the next decade," Gandolfi says. This podcast was recorded on August 2, 2018. All price ...

Europe's Energy Evolution
Europe's energy sector is undergoing a transformation toward sustainable energy sources, says Goldman Sachs Research's Alberto Gandolfi. In this episode, Gandolfi discusses why clean energy has started to undercut the cost of conventional generation. "In several regions of Europe right now, renewables are way, way cheaper than any other technology. So we think they're going to displace conventional generation over the next decade," Gandolfi says. This podcast was recorded on August 2, 2018. All pric...


Finding Value in Today's Investing Climate, from Emerging Markets to ESG
International Goldman Sachs Asset Management CEO Sheila Patel joins us in the studio to discuss key trends facing investors, from where opportunities remain in emerging markets assets to the growth of ESG investing to sovereign wealth funds' shift towards transparency. "Across the board [with both legacy and new sovereign wealth funds] what you've seen go on is an increase in transparency, a realization that the level of concern about their actions or what they might be doing could lead to a potential distr...

Finding Value in Today's Investing Climate, from Emerging Markets to ESG
International Goldman Sachs Asset Management CEO Sheila Patel joins us in the studio to discuss key trends facing investors, from where opportunities remain in emerging markets assets to the growth of ESG investing to sovereign wealth funds' shift towards transparency. "Across the board [with both legacy and new sovereign wealth funds] what you've seen go on is an increase in transparency, a realization that the level of concern about their actions or what they might be doing could lead to a potential distr...

From Corporate Simplification to Recovering Growth: Europe's Business Environment
Europe's business environment is in focus as companies simplify their corporate structure, global trade tensions continue and the tech industry faces increased scrutiny. Marc Nachmann, co-head of the Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division, joins us to talk through how these factors and more are shaping business decisions and M&A in Europe. "CEO confidence remains quite strong in light of strong U.S. GDP growth, European growth recovering, and a pretty good consumer environment almost everywhere," Nachman...


From Corporate Simplification to Recovering Growth: Europe's Business Environment
Europe's business environment is in focus as companies simplify their corporate structure, global trade tensions continue and the tech industry faces increased scrutiny. Marc Nachmann, co-head of the Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division, joins us to talk through how these factors and more are shaping business decisions and M&A in Europe. "CEO confidence remains quite strong in light of strong U.S. GDP growth, European growth recovering, and a pretty good consumer environment almost everywhere," Nachman...

"Scale, Sophistication and Global Relevance" -- Asia's Private Equity Market
"The scale of deals we're seeing [in Asia] is something we've never seen before," says Alison Mass of the Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division. While Mass has been traveling to Asia for more than twenty years to meet with private equity clients, her most recent business trip with colleague Brian DeCenzo felt different in terms of the industry's maturation and international sophistication. In this episode, Mass and DeCenzo explain why global private equity firms are raising multi-billion dollar funds i...

"Scale, Sophistication and Global Relevance" -- Asia's Private Equity Market
"The scale of deals we're seeing [in Asia] is something we've never seen before," says Alison Mass of the Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division. While Mass has been traveling to Asia for more than twenty years to meet with private equity clients, her most recent business trip with colleague Brian DeCenzo felt different in terms of the industry's maturation and international sophistication. In this episode, Mass and DeCenzo explain why global private equity firms are raising multi-billion dollar funds i...


Growth, Politics and Shareholder Activism: European Equities in Focus
Looking at investor returns, European equities are trailing U.S. peers while beating emerging-market stocks in 2018. As part of our closer look at emerging economic and market themes in Europe, Sharon Bell of Goldman Sachs Research discusses the factors that explain this performance, zeroing in on U.K., German and French stocks. Bell breaks down investors' preference for growth companies over value stocks that trade at cheaper prices, particularly against a backdrop of ongoing political uncertainty and a sl...

Growth, Politics and Shareholder Activism: European Equities in Focus
Looking at investor returns, European equities are trailing U.S. peers while beating emerging-market stocks in 2018. As part of our closer look at emerging economic and market themes in Europe, Sharon Bell of Goldman Sachs Research discusses the factors that explain this performance, zeroing in on U.K., German and French stocks. Bell breaks down investors' preference for growth companies over value stocks that trade at cheaper prices, particularly against a backdrop of ongoing political uncertainty and a sl...

Why Technology is Not a Bubble
Is there a bubble in technology? Goldman Sachs Research's Peter Oppenheimer doesn't think so. Despite the recent stumbles in some of tech's biggest names, the sector continues to dominate global stock indexes. "The thing that's really set apart [today's] technology revolution as we're seeing it expressed in the stock market since the financial crisis is that these companies have been very successful," says Oppenheimer. "They've been very dominant in terms of returns, but they've also been extraordinarily su...


Why Technology is Not a Bubble
Is there a bubble in technology? Goldman Sachs Research's Peter Oppenheimer doesn't think so. Despite the recent stumbles in some of tech's biggest names, the sector continues to dominate global stock indexes. "The thing that's really set apart [today's] technology revolution as we're seeing it expressed in the stock market since the financial crisis is that these companies have been very successful," says Oppenheimer. "They've been very dominant in terms of returns, but they've also been extraordinarily su...

Hallo Tech: Germany Adapts to the Digital Age
Germany is in focus in Europe and around the globe as its historically strong economy undergoes a transformation adapting to the digital age. As part of our closer look at emerging economic and market themes in Europe, we sat down with Wolfgang Fink, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Germany and Austria, to talk about Germany's economy and business trends, including how technology is impacting German corporations. "Technology change is affecting all large [German] corporates," Fink says. "Most import...

Hallo Tech: Germany Adapts to the Digital Age
Germany is in focus in Europe and around the globe as its historically strong economy undergoes a transformation adapting to the digital age. As part of our closer look at emerging economic and market themes in Europe, we sat down with Wolfgang Fink, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Germany and Austria, to talk about Germany's economy and business trends, including how technology is impacting German corporations. "Technology change is affecting all large [German] corporates," Fink says. "Most import...


Getting Clarity on Personal Finance's Mobile Shift
From the financial problems facing Americans to how psychology explains people's saving and spending habits, this episode is all about money. Entrepreneur Adam Dell, founder of Clarity Money, a personal finance app that was acquired by Marcus by Goldman Sachs in April 2018, joins us to talk about all this and more, including how he created a mobile app to simplify individuals' money management. "Startups that have risen to prominence are focused on transparency, advocacy and simplicity - what I consider to ...

Getting Clarity on Personal Finance's Mobile Shift
From the financial problems facing Americans to how psychology explains people's saving and spending habits, this episode is all about money. Entrepreneur Adam Dell, founder of Clarity Money, a personal finance app that was acquired by Marcus by Goldman Sachs in April 2018, joins us to talk about all this and more, including how he created a mobile app to simplify individuals' money management. "Startups that have risen to prominence are focused on transparency, advocacy and simplicity - what I consider to ...

Beneath Trade Clouds, China's Transition Opens Opportunities
Rising trade tensions with the United States should not obscure the importance of China's progress in transforming its economy and opening its markets, according to Goldman Sachs Research's Tim Moe. On the latest episode of our podcast, Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, he says the size of the Chinese economy and its diminished reliance on trade to fuel growth makes it resilient to the direct impact of trade tariffs. At the same time, the inclusion of China A shares in global benchmark stock indexes means the Chi...


Beneath Trade Clouds, China's Transition Opens Opportunities
Rising trade tensions with the United States should not obscure the importance of China's progress in transforming its economy and opening its markets, according to Goldman Sachs Research's Tim Moe. On the latest episode of our podcast, Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, he says the size of the Chinese economy and its diminished reliance on trade to fuel growth makes it resilient to the direct impact of trade tariffs. At the same time, the inclusion of China A shares in global benchmark stock indexes means the Chi...

Why Healthcare is (Finally) Chasing Consumers
From consumers' growing influence and vertical consolidation to the shift to value-based care and questions around drug pricing policy, there's a lot going on in the healthcare industry. Jo Natauri, global head of healthcare investing in Goldman Sachs' Merchant Banking Division, joins us in the studio to discuss what corporations and investors are focused on. "Operating-wise, these businesses are performing really well," Natauri says. "Healthcare is a defensive industry. But if you look at the environment r...

Why Healthcare is (Finally) Chasing Consumers
From consumers' growing influence and vertical consolidation to the shift to value-based care and questions around drug pricing policy, there's a lot going on in the healthcare industry. Jo Natauri, global head of healthcare investing in Goldman Sachs' Merchant Banking Division, joins us in the studio to discuss what corporations and investors are focused on. "Operating-wise, these businesses are performing really well," Natauri says. "Healthcare is a defensive industry. But if you look at the environment r...


What Happened to the American Pension?
Fifty years ago, if you asked Americans how they mainly saved for retirement, chances are they'd answer: "my pension." That's no longer the case. After surging in the post-World War II years, corporate pensions have been on the decline in the US over the past couple decades, largely driven by a stricter regulatory environment and long period of low interest rates, says Goldman Sachs' Michael Moran. With fewer corporations offering comprehensive pension plans, Moran says it will be up to individuals to carry...

What Happened to the American Pension?
Fifty years ago, if you asked Americans how they mainly saved for retirement, chances are they'd answer: "my pension." That's no longer the case. After surging in the post-World War II years, corporate pensions have been on the decline in the US over the past couple decades, largely driven by a stricter regulatory environment and long period of low interest rates, says Goldman Sachs' Michael Moran. With fewer corporations offering comprehensive pension plans, Moran says it will be up to individuals to carry...

At the Movies: Battling Box-Office Blues in an Age of Streaming
From subscription services with generous discounts on concessions to comfier theaters, the film industry is moving aggressively to get more people off their sofas and to the box office, says Drew Borst of Goldman Sachs Research, so far with mixed results. Some efforts (think: reclining seats) are likely to prove more successful than others (think: forays into alternative content like eSports), he says. But one constant is likely to be a heavier reliance on big-budget blockbusters to draw audiences even as T...


At the Movies: Battling Box-Office Blues in an Age of Streaming
From subscription services with generous discounts on concessions to comfier theaters, the film industry is moving aggressively to get more people off their sofas and to the box office, says Drew Borst of Goldman Sachs Research, so far with mixed results. Some efforts (think: reclining seats) are likely to prove more successful than others (think: forays into alternative content like eSports), he says. But one constant is likely to be a heavier reliance on big-budget blockbusters to draw audiences even as T...

Beyond VR and AR: Extended Reality to Transform Our Lives as Consumers
It's not a matter of if Extended Reality (XR) will touch all aspects of our lives-it's a matter of when, says Heather Bellini of Goldman Sachs Research. By 2025, XR is projected to generate over $100 billion in sales, with the consumer and e-commerce sectors being its biggest beneficiaries. The technology carries broad implications for healthcare, education and real estate as well. "Ultimately, this AR/VR/mixed reality movement will change the way we interact with technology forever," Bellini says. This ...

Beyond VR and AR: Extended Reality to Transform Our Lives as Consumers
It's not a matter of if Extended Reality (XR) will touch all aspects of our lives-it's a matter of when, says Heather Bellini of Goldman Sachs Research. By 2025, XR is projected to generate over $100 billion in sales, with the consumer and e-commerce sectors being its biggest beneficiaries. The technology carries broad implications for healthcare, education and real estate as well. "Ultimately, this AR/VR/mixed reality movement will change the way we interact with technology forever," Bellini says. This...


eSports: The New Global Pastime
eSports - professional video gaming - has over 350 million viewers worldwide. In this episode, Ryan Nolan, global head of digital gaming in Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division, and his colleague Moritz Baier, a former eSports world champion, discuss how eSports is going mainstream after facing early skepticism. "I think the entire ecosystem is going to enjoy richer valuations, greater monetization opportunities and broader reach with time," Nolan said. This podcast was recorded on March 14, 2018. ...

eSports: The New Global Pastime
eSports - professional video gaming - has over 350 million viewers worldwide. In this episode, Ryan Nolan, global head of digital gaming in Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division, and his colleague Moritz Baier, a former eSports world champion, discuss how eSports is going mainstream after facing early skepticism. "I think the entire ecosystem is going to enjoy richer valuations, greater monetization opportunities and broader reach with time," Nolan said. This podcast was recorded on March 14, 2018....

Oil Investing Enters "The Age of Restraint"
The oil and natural gas investment cycle is entering an "age of restraint," according to a newly-published report from Goldman Sachs Research. In this episode, we sit down with Michele Della Vigna, Commodity Equity business unit leader in EMEA, to understand what this means for the sector. "The period of restraint is a period where fear around long-term demand distraction from decarbonization and electric vehicles is forcing the industry to really rationalize its capital investment," Della Vigna says. Th...


Oil Investing Enters "The Age of Restraint"
The oil and natural gas investment cycle is entering an "age of restraint," according to a newly-published report from Goldman Sachs Research. In this episode, we sit down with Michele Della Vigna, Commodity Equity business unit leader in EMEA, to understand what this means for the sector. "The period of restraint is a period where fear around long-term demand distraction from decarbonization and electric vehicles is forcing the industry to really rationalize its capital investment," Della Vigna says. T...

Is Bitcoin a (Bursting) Bubble?
As cryptocurrency volatility continues, Steve Strongin, Charlie Himmelberg and Jeff Currie of Goldman Sachs Research reaffirm their cautious stance on the long-term viability of bitcoin and other first-generation cryptocurrencies. "This should be a battle of the best technology, and instead it seems to be a common wave of enthusiasm," says Strongin, head of GS Research, of the buzz surrounding the first generation. "Certainly these technologies offer some promise, but on the other hand, when you think about...

Is Bitcoin a (Bursting) Bubble?
As cryptocurrency volatility continues, Steve Strongin, Charlie Himmelberg and Jeff Currie of Goldman Sachs Research reaffirm their cautious stance on the long-term viability of bitcoin and other first-generation cryptocurrencies. "This should be a battle of the best technology, and instead it seems to be a common wave of enthusiasm," says Strongin, head of GS Research, of the buzz surrounding the first generation. "Certainly these technologies offer some promise, but on the other hand, when you think about...


From Mobile Wallets to Blockchain: How Fintech is Growing Up
The fintech sector has been evolving rapidly as new startups emerge and large financial institutions figure out how to adapt...or else get left behind. To understand where we are in the "three waves of fintech," we spoke with Jeff Gido, global head of the financial technology sector in Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division. "We're seeing much more two-way dialogue [between financial services incumbents and startups]. We're seeing much more cooperation, much more partnerships. And we're actually seeing ...

From Mobile Wallets to Blockchain: How Fintech is Growing Up
The fintech sector has been evolving rapidly as new startups emerge and large financial institutions figure out how to adapt...or else get left behind. To understand where we are in the "three waves of fintech," we spoke with Jeff Gido, global head of the financial technology sector in Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division. "We're seeing much more two-way dialogue [between financial services incumbents and startups]. We're seeing much more cooperation, much more partnerships. And we're actually seeing ...

In Their Own Words: 10,000 Small Businesses on Challenges to Growth
Small businesses make up over 99 percent of all U.S. enterprises, and they employ 60 million Americans, nearly half the national workforce. In this episode, we sit down with Steve Strongin and Amanda Hindlian of Goldman Sachs' Global Investment Research Division to discuss the state of small businesses in America. We also hear directly from some of the small business owners of Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses program about their biggest challenges to growth. This podcast was recorded on March 9, 20...


In Their Own Words: 10,000 Small Businesses on Challenges to Growth
Small businesses make up over 99 percent of all U.S. enterprises, and they employ 60 million Americans, nearly half the national workforce. In this episode, we sit down with Steve Strongin and Amanda Hindlian of Goldman Sachs' Global Investment Research Division to discuss the state of small businesses in America. We also hear directly from some of the small business owners of Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses program about their biggest challenges to growth. This podcast was recorded on March 9, 2...

The Rate Stuff: What Markets Are Saying About the Macro Outlook
What are the markets telling us about expectations for the economy and monetary policy? We sat down with Francesco Garzarelli, co-chief markets economist of the Global Macro Research team, who says recent upticks in volatility reflect a stronger US growth outlook and uncertainty about how the Federal Reserve will respond to it. He discusses why investors should pay attention to the "term premium" reflected in bond prices to assess whether investors are too complacent about inflation, and the implications o...

The Rate Stuff: What Markets Are Saying About the Macro Outlook
What are the markets telling us about expectations for the economy and monetary policy? We sat down with Francesco Garzarelli, co-chief markets economist of the Global Macro Research team, who says recent upticks in volatility reflect a stronger US growth outlook and uncertainty about how the Federal Reserve will respond to it. He discusses why investors should pay attention to the "term premium" reflected in bond prices to assess whether investors are too complacent about inflation, and the implications o...


How Podcasts Are Creating The "Second Golden Age of Audio"
The popularity of podcasts is surging, as millions of listeners turn to their smartphones each day for audio content ranging from quick news to immersive storytelling. So what makes a great podcast, and how are podcasts changing traditional media and journalism? To answer those questions, we sat down with two of the most popular podcast hosts and producers, Alex Blumberg of Gimlet Media and Jacob Weisberg of Slate. This podcast was recorded on January 31, 2018. This podcast should not be copied, dist...

How Podcasts Are Creating The "Second Golden Age of Audio"
The popularity of podcasts is surging, as millions of listeners turn to their smartphones each day for audio content ranging from quick news to immersive storytelling. So what makes a great podcast, and how are podcasts changing traditional media and journalism? To answer those questions, we sat down with two of the most popular podcast hosts and producers, Alex Blumberg of Gimlet Media and Jacob Weisberg of Slate. This podcast was recorded on January 31, 2018. This podcast should not be copied, di...

(Un)Steady as She Goes: 2018 Investment Outlook
The U.S. is in its second-longest equity bull market in the post WWII-era, at nearly nine years. Can financial markets continue on their upward course, or is the recent volatility a sign that bearish conditions are on their way? Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani, chief investment officer of the Goldman Sachs Investment Strategy Group, discusses her team's 2018 investment outlook, titled (Un)Steady as She Goes, and explains its recommendation that clients stay invested in equities in the year ahead. This podcast w...


(Un)Steady as She Goes: 2018 Investment Outlook
The U.S. is in its second-longest equity bull market in the post WWII-era, at nearly nine years. Can financial markets continue on their upward course, or is the recent volatility a sign that bearish conditions are on their way? Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani, chief investment officer of the Goldman Sachs Investment Strategy Group, discusses her team's 2018 investment outlook, titled (Un)Steady as She Goes, and explains its recommendation that clients stay invested in equities in the year ahead. This podcast ...

"Once-in-a-Generation" Energy Shift...Plus Investment Banking Outlook for Latin America
"We are looking at a once-in-a-generation secular change in the way we produce power," says Gonzalo Garcia, co-head of the Global Natural Resources Group in Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division and co-head of Latin America for the firm. In addition to discussing the shift to renewable energy and how CEOs are adapting, Garcia also addresses the macroeconomic backdrop of Latin America and why clients view the region as an attractive growth opportunity. This podcast was recorded on January 17, 2018. ...

"Once-in-a-Generation" Energy Shift...Plus Investment Banking Outlook for Latin America
"We are looking at a once-in-a-generation secular change in the way we produce power," says Gonzalo Garcia, co-head of the Global Natural Resources Group in Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division and co-head of Latin America for the firm. In addition to discussing the shift to renewable energy and how CEOs are adapting, Garcia also addresses the macroeconomic backdrop of Latin America and why clients view the region as an attractive growth opportunity. This podcast was recorded on January 17, 2018. ...


President Trump, Year Two: What's Next on the Agenda?
Now over the hurdle of tax reform, the question becomes which political priorities the Trump Administration will tackle next. Alec Phillips, chief US political economist for Goldman Sachs Research, says the potential for a mid-term election shakeup is likely to delay legislative progress on infrastructure and compromise on immigration, but he does expect movement on financial deregulation this year. Trade tensions with China could also re-heat as the Administration responds to the results of several key int...

President Trump, Year Two: What's Next on the Agenda?
Now over the hurdle of tax reform, the question becomes which political priorities the Trump Administration will tackle next. Alec Phillips, chief US political economist for Goldman Sachs Research, says the potential for a mid-term election shakeup is likely to delay legislative progress on infrastructure and compromise on immigration, but he does expect movement on financial deregulation this year. Trade tensions with China could also re-heat as the Administration responds to the results of several key int...

Closer Than You Think: What the Future Looks Like to Venture Capital
Venture capital has taken on a higher profile in the public imagination in recent years, thanks to the dramatic success of several early bets that have since become household names. Heath Terry, lead internet sector analyst for Goldman Sachs Research, shares where venture firms are focused now and what that means for the future of global industries, including health care and financial services. This podcast was recorded on November 14, 2017. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the ...


Closer Than You Think: What the Future Looks Like to Venture Capital
Venture capital has taken on a higher profile in the public imagination in recent years, thanks to the dramatic success of several early bets that have since become household names. Heath Terry, lead internet sector analyst for Goldman Sachs Research, shares where venture firms are focused now and what that means for the future of global industries, including health care and financial services. This podcast was recorded on November 14, 2017. All price references and market forecasts correspond to th...

In the Face of Brexit, Business as Usual in Europe... But For How Long?
The year's most notable elections in Europe produced largely market-friendly results, stability that has helped support the deal-making environment across the continent. Anthony Gutman, co-head of UK Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs and co-head of Investment Banking Services in EMEA, discusses the sectors and geographies where activity has been most robust, why activism is on the rise in Europe and what Brexit has meant so far for clients and the firm. This podcast was recorded on December 7, 2017. ...

In the Face of Brexit, Business as Usual in Europe... But For How Long?
The year's most notable elections in Europe produced largely market-friendly results, stability that has helped support the deal-making environment across the continent. Anthony Gutman, co-head of UK Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs and co-head of Investment Banking Services in EMEA, discusses the sectors and geographies where activity has been most robust, why activism is on the rise in Europe and what Brexit has meant so far for clients and the firm. This podcast was recorded on December 7, 2017. ...


Tax Reform, Bitcoin and the Year Ahead for Financials
Banks in the United States are well-positioned to benefit from corporate tax reform, says Goldman Sachs Research's Richard Ramsden. What's less clear is how they'll continue to fend off challenges from technology companies, which have already made inroads in certain businesses, like payments. Richard shares his outlook for the sector heading into 2018, talking through the regulatory and technological changes that are on everyone's minds - including what bitcoin means for banks. This podcast was recorded ...

Tax Reform, Bitcoin and the Year Ahead for Financials
Banks in the United States are well-positioned to benefit from corporate tax reform, says Goldman Sachs Research's Richard Ramsden. What's less clear is how they'll continue to fend off challenges from technology companies, which have already made inroads in certain businesses, like payments. Richard shares his outlook for the sector heading into 2018, talking through the regulatory and technological changes that are on everyone's minds - including what bitcoin means for banks. This podcast was recorded...

The "Pay-As-You-Go" Car and the Future of Mobility
Ride-hailing companies are poised for explosive growth over the next decade, according to Stefan Burgstaller, head of European industrials equity research. Their prominence may usher in the era of the 'pay-as-you-go' car, which could have dramatic effects on the entire automotive ecosystem. This podcast was recorded on November 2, 2017. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whol...


The "Pay-As-You-Go" Car and the Future of Mobility
Ride-hailing companies are poised for explosive growth over the next decade, according to Stefan Burgstaller, head of European industrials equity research. Their prominence may usher in the era of the 'pay-as-you-go' car, which could have dramatic effects on the entire automotive ecosystem. This podcast was recorded on November 2, 2017. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in w...

The Method in the Madness: Adam Lowry and Eric Ryan on Starting Up All Over Again
Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry were childhood friends who started a business together. Then it got crazy. They discuss building Method, the innovative homecare company, out of the dirtiest bachelor pad in San Francisco, and why both got the itch to start-up a second time, Eric with Olly Nutrition, and Adam with Ripple Foods. This podcast was recorded on October 19, 2017. The information contained in this recording was obtained from publicly available sources and has not been independently verified by Goldma...

The Method in the Madness: Adam Lowry and Eric Ryan on Starting Up All Over Again
Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry were childhood friends who started a business together. Then it got crazy. They discuss building Method, the innovative homecare company, out of the dirtiest bachelor pad in San Francisco, and why both got the itch to start-up a second time, Eric with Olly Nutrition, and Adam with Ripple Foods. This podcast was recorded on October 19, 2017. The information contained in this recording was obtained from publicly available sources and has not been independently verified by Gold...


Building Brands, Creating Communities: Beautycounter and Zola
From the 2017 Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit: Shan-Lyn Ma, co-founder and CEO of online wedding destination Zola, and Gregg Renfrew, founder and CEO of skincare and cosmetics brand Beautycounter, are joined by Goldman Sachs co-head of Investment Banking John Waldron to discuss fundraising, recruiting top talent and building brands that last. This podcast was recorded on October 19, 2017. The information contained in this recording was obtained from publicly available sources and has not be...

Building Brands, Creating Communities: Beautycounter and Zola
From the 2017 Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit: Shan-Lyn Ma, co-founder and CEO of online wedding destination Zola, and Gregg Renfrew, founder and CEO of skincare and cosmetics brand Beautycounter, are joined by Goldman Sachs co-head of Investment Banking John Waldron to discuss fundraising, recruiting top talent and building brands that last. This podcast was recorded on October 19, 2017. The information contained in this recording was obtained from publicly available sources and has not ...

Three Views on Impact Investing
Hugh Lawson, head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management's Institutional Client Strategy and ESG and Impact investing efforts, is joined by Scott Brown, CEO of New Energy Capital, and Elizabeth McGeveran, Director of Impact Investing at the McKnight Foundation, to discuss how socially conscious investing has become mainstream and where it could be headed. This podcast was recorded on October 10, 2017. The views and opinions expressed herein should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell any securities ...


Three Views on Impact Investing
Hugh Lawson, head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management's Institutional Client Strategy and ESG and Impact investing efforts, is joined by Scott Brown, CEO of New Energy Capital, and Elizabeth McGeveran, Director of Impact Investing at the McKnight Foundation, to discuss how socially conscious investing has become mainstream and where it could be headed. This podcast was recorded on October 10, 2017. The views and opinions expressed herein should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell any securitie...

The Bear Necessities
Eight years into the "most unloved" bull market in history, many investors are asking how much longer the upswing can last. Peter Oppenheimer, chief global equity strategist for Goldman Sachs Research, discusses why identifying the peak may be less important than recognizing a bear market once it starts, and what history can tell us about the types and tenures of these declines. This podcast was recorded on October 16, 2017. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this reco...

The Bear Necessities
Eight years into the "most unloved" bull market in history, many investors are asking how much longer the upswing can last. Peter Oppenheimer, chief global equity strategist for Goldman Sachs Research, discusses why identifying the peak may be less important than recognizing a bear market once it starts, and what history can tell us about the types and tenures of these declines. This podcast was recorded on October 16, 2017. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this re...


Goldman Sachs President Harvey Schwartz on Mentorship, Markets and More
Harvey Schwartz, president and co-COO of Goldman Sachs, took a year off after high school, though it wasn't part of any kind of grand plan - he readily admits there wasn't one. But it did introduce him to his first mentor, and the concept of investing in other people's success that has been a defining theme of his three decades in finance. He shares how his path has evolved over the course of his career and his thoughts on today's market environment. This podcast was recorded on October 3, 2017. This ...

Goldman Sachs President Harvey Schwartz on Mentorship, Markets and More
Harvey Schwartz, president and co-COO of Goldman Sachs, took a year off after high school, though it wasn't part of any kind of grand plan - he readily admits there wasn't one. But it did introduce him to his first mentor, and the concept of investing in other people's success that has been a defining theme of his three decades in finance. He shares how his path has evolved over the course of his career and his thoughts on today's market environment. This podcast was recorded on October 3, 2017. Thi...

A Conversation with Goldman Sachs President David Solomon
Markets are up, volatility is down and clients have questions. David Solomon, president and co-COO of Goldman Sachs, discusses the rise in passive investing, how technology is making the world more competitive and his 35-year career on Wall Street. This podcast was recorded on September 7, 2017. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. The information contained in this podcast is not financial research nor a product of Goldman Sachs Global Investmen...


A Conversation with Goldman Sachs President David Solomon
Markets are up, volatility is down and clients have questions. David Solomon, president and co-COO of Goldman Sachs, discusses the rise in passive investing, how technology is making the world more competitive and his 35-year career on Wall Street. This podcast was recorded on September 7, 2017. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. The information contained in this podcast is not financial research nor a product of Goldman Sachs Global Investm...

Flux, Friction and the Next Phase of Globalization
After a distinguished career in politics that included roles as prime minister of Portugal and president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso was named chair of Goldman Sachs International in 2016. He discusses the future of European integration amidst populist movements across the region, the challenges and opportunities in global trade and his role at the firm. This podcast was recorded on September 20, 2017. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whol...

Flux, Friction and the Next Phase of Globalization
After a distinguished career in politics that included roles as prime minister of Portugal and president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso was named chair of Goldman Sachs International in 2016. He discusses the future of European integration amidst populist movements across the region, the challenges and opportunities in global trade and his role at the firm. This podcast was recorded on September 20, 2017. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in wh...


The Evolution of the Equities Market
Paul Russo, co-COO of the Equities Franchise in the Goldman Sachs Securities Division, explains how technological change and regulatory reform helped develop a growing class of institutional investor - systematic traders - and what a rising interest rate environment could mean for the equity markets. This podcast was recorded on August 30, 2017. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. The information contained in this podcast is not financial resea...

The Evolution of the Equities Market
Paul Russo, co-COO of the Equities Franchise in the Goldman Sachs Securities Division, explains how technological change and regulatory reform helped develop a growing class of institutional investor - systematic traders - and what a rising interest rate environment could mean for the equity markets. This podcast was recorded on August 30, 2017. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. The information contained in this podcast is not financial res...

Europe Looks to Germany
Jörg Kukies, co-CEO of Goldman Sachs in Germany and Austria, discusses Germany's unique role within Europe and on the global stage during a period of significant political and economic developments in Europe and globally. This podcast was recorded on September 13, 2017. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. The information contained in this podcast is not financial research nor a product of Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research. Neither Gol...


Europe Looks to Germany
Jörg Kukies, co-CEO of Goldman Sachs in Germany and Austria, discusses Germany's unique role within Europe and on the global stage during a period of significant political and economic developments in Europe and globally. This podcast was recorded on September 13, 2017. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. The information contained in this podcast is not financial research nor a product of Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research. Neither G...

The Store of the Future
For all the pain that e-commerce has inflicted on retailers, the brick-and-mortar store is far from dead, according to Goldman Sachs Research's lead retail analyst Matt Fassler. Instead, he says, survivors of the latest round of retail disruption will succeed in part by narrowing their sights, focusing either on efficiently distributing goods or improving the in-store experience for customers. This podcast was recorded on August 14, 2017. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the dat...

The Store of the Future
For all the pain that e-commerce has inflicted on retailers, the brick-and-mortar store is far from dead, according to Goldman Sachs Research's lead retail analyst Matt Fassler. Instead, he says, survivors of the latest round of retail disruption will succeed in part by narrowing their sights, focusing either on efficiently distributing goods or improving the in-store experience for customers. This podcast was recorded on August 14, 2017. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the d...


Investing in Low-Carbon Asia
With energy demand expected to double in Asia by 2030, and with a billion people currently without electricity, Ankur Sahu, co-head of Goldman Sachs' Merchant Bank in Asia-Pacific, says that renewables fill a crucial gap in the marketplace. Investors have been faced with ample opportunity, he says, so much so that an industry previously thought as niche has rapidly broadened to include large institutional investors -- even in emerging markets. This podcast was recorded on August 1, 2017. This podcast ...

Investing in Low-Carbon Asia
With energy demand expected to double in Asia by 2030, and with a billion people currently without electricity, Ankur Sahu, co-head of Goldman Sachs' Merchant Bank in Asia-Pacific, says that renewables fill a crucial gap in the marketplace. Investors have been faced with ample opportunity, he says, so much so that an industry previously thought as niche has rapidly broadened to include large institutional investors -- even in emerging markets. This podcast was recorded on August 1, 2017. This podcas...

Why Health Care's Future Is All About Value
Health care is projected to make up nearly forty percent of the US federal budget by 2025. In an effort to slow down cost increases, some in the industry have begun to explore value-based contracts, potentially transforming the industry's economics. Jami Rubin and Robert P. Jones of Goldman Sachs Research discuss how placing an emphasis on patient outcomes - instead of volumes of medications or services sold - could impact investors, companies and consumers. This podcast was recorded on July 12, 2017. ...


Why Health Care's Future Is All About Value
Health care is projected to make up nearly forty percent of the US federal budget by 2025. In an effort to slow down cost increases, some in the industry have begun to explore value-based contracts, potentially transforming the industry's economics. Jami Rubin and Robert P. Jones of Goldman Sachs Research discuss how placing an emphasis on patient outcomes - instead of volumes of medications or services sold - could impact investors, companies and consumers. This podcast was recorded on July 12, 2017. ...

Music: Back in Black
Digitization ravaged the music business, but nearly 20 years after the launch of Napster, the industry has returned to growth on the back of a "second digital revolution," according to Lisa Yang of Goldman Sachs Research. Streaming services are leading the way, growing the revenue pie for artists and labels both and creating new opportunities for companies across the music ecosystem. Yang is joined by Marc Geiger, worldwide head of music for William Morris Endeavor; and Patrick Spence, CEO of Sonos, to talk...

Music: Back in Black
Digitization ravaged the music business, but nearly 20 years after the launch of Napster, the industry has returned to growth on the back of a "second digital revolution," according to Lisa Yang of Goldman Sachs Research. Streaming services are leading the way, growing the revenue pie for artists and labels both and creating new opportunities for companies across the music ecosystem. Yang is joined by Marc Geiger, worldwide head of music for William Morris Endeavor; and Patrick Spence, CEO of Sonos, to talk...


Retail: Online, Offline, All the Time
The retail sector is at the epicenter of technological disruption and changing consumer behavior. But according to Goldman Sachs' Kathy Elsesser, global chair of the Healthcare Group and the Consumer and Retail Group in Investment Banking, and Kim Posnett, global head of Internet Investment Banking, these shifts are more evolution than revolution. An omnichannel approach, combining traditional brick-and-mortar and ecommerce offerings, is emerging as the primary way forward for companies at both ends of the ...

Retail: Online, Offline, All the Time
The retail sector is at the epicenter of technological disruption and changing consumer behavior. But according to Goldman Sachs' Kathy Elsesser, global chair of the Healthcare Group and the Consumer and Retail Group in Investment Banking, and Kim Posnett, global head of Internet Investment Banking, these shifts are more evolution than revolution. An omnichannel approach, combining traditional brick-and-mortar and ecommerce offerings, is emerging as the primary way forward for companies at both ends of the ...

Space: The Next Investment Frontier
Long dominated by government agencies, space is now in play for private companies and venture capitalists, who see big potential in areas like launch, communications and exploration. Noah Poponak, senior Aerospace and Defense equity research analyst for Goldman Sachs Research, says this investment interest has helped reduce launch costs and spur innovation across related industries, opening up a new chapter in the history of the space economy. This podcast was recorded on May 3, 2017. All price refere...


Space: The Next Investment Frontier
Long dominated by government agencies, space is now in play for private companies and venture capitalists, who see big potential in areas like launch, communications and exploration. Noah Poponak, senior Aerospace and Defense equity research analyst for Goldman Sachs Research, says this investment interest has helped reduce launch costs and spur innovation across related industries, opening up a new chapter in the history of the space economy. This podcast was recorded on May 3, 2017. All price refe...

The Metrics that Matter: A 'Mainstream' Approach to ESG
Environmental, social and governance metrics have matured to the point where they can help mainstream investors beat their benchmarks, says Goldman Sachs Research's Derek Bingham. As a member of the GS SUSTAIN team, which seeks to identify companies with long-term growth potential, Bingham and his colleagues study which sustainability measures most closely align with returns over time. He shares the team's findings and explains why he sees ESG research as integral to a "holistic" take on stock selection. ...

The Metrics that Matter: A 'Mainstream' Approach to ESG
Environmental, social and governance metrics have matured to the point where they can help mainstream investors beat their benchmarks, says Goldman Sachs Research's Derek Bingham. As a member of the GS SUSTAIN team, which seeks to identify companies with long-term growth potential, Bingham and his colleagues study which sustainability measures most closely align with returns over time. He shares the team's findings and explains why he sees ESG research as integral to a "holistic" take on stock selection. ...


Post-Brexit Europe: A Period of Uncertainty and Opportunity
The two-year negotiation process of Brexit has officially commenced amidst Europe's year of elections, meaning the broader sense of uncertainty that has underpinned much of the region's business operations will continue for the foreseeable future. Richard Gnodde, vice chairman of Goldman Sachs and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs International, discusses how companies - Goldman Sachs included - are adapting to the political landscape. This podcast was recorded on April 24, 2017. The informatio...

Post-Brexit Europe: A Period of Uncertainty and Opportunity
The two-year negotiation process of Brexit has officially commenced amidst Europe's year of elections, meaning the broader sense of uncertainty that has underpinned much of the region's business operations will continue for the foreseeable future. Richard Gnodde, vice chairman of Goldman Sachs and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs International, discusses how companies - Goldman Sachs included - are adapting to the political landscape. This podcast was recorded on April 24, 2017. The informat...

'Peak Momentum' and a New Phase for Asian Stocks
Tim Moe, chief Asia Pacific equity strategist for Goldman Sachs Research, says recent economic data indicate global growth has perhaps reached "peak momentum." While that could mean more modest returns for equity investors going forward, there is still value to be found in Asia, he argues, most notably in China. This podcast was recorded on April 3, 2017. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. The information contained in this podcast does not con...


'Peak Momentum' and a New Phase for Asian Stocks
Tim Moe, chief Asia Pacific equity strategist for Goldman Sachs Research, says recent economic data indicate global growth has perhaps reached "peak momentum." While that could mean more modest returns for equity investors going forward, there is still value to be found in Asia, he argues, most notably in China. This podcast was recorded on April 3, 2017. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. The information contained in this podcast does not c...

Manufacturing in the Digital Age: A Balancing Act for Businesses
The manufacturing sector has long offered a window into the changing nature of work and the evolution of technology. Clare Scherrer, global co-head of the Industrials Group in Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division, discusses how industrial businesses are managing technology and workforce investments amidst economic and political change. This podcast was recorded on February 27, 2017. The information contained in this recording was obtained from publicly available sources and has not been independ...

Manufacturing in the Digital Age: A Balancing Act for Businesses
The manufacturing sector has long offered a window into the changing nature of work and the evolution of technology. Clare Scherrer, global co-head of the Industrials Group in Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division, discusses how industrial businesses are managing technology and workforce investments amidst economic and political change. This podcast was recorded on February 27, 2017. The information contained in this recording was obtained from publicly available sources and has not been indepe...


Rhetoric Meets Reality in Washington
President Trump's policy agenda is a source of intense interest for investors and clients around the world. Michael Paese, co-head of the Office of Government Affairs at Goldman Sachs, and Alec Phillips, US political economist in Goldman Sachs Research, discuss how the president's agenda has evolved as he's transitioned from the campaign trail to the White House, the outlook for tax reform, health care, trade and other issues, and what the Administration can realistically expect to achieve in a divided Was...

Rhetoric Meets Reality in Washington
President Trump's policy agenda is a source of intense interest for investors and clients around the world. Michael Paese, co-head of the Office of Government Affairs at Goldman Sachs, and Alec Phillips, US political economist in Goldman Sachs Research, discuss how the president's agenda has evolved as he's transitioned from the campaign trail to the White House, the outlook for tax reform, health care, trade and other issues, and what the Administration can realistically expect to achieve in a divided Was...

Asia Adapts to a New Investing Climate
Sheila Patel, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Asset Management International, shares how her discussions with clients in Asia have changed since the election of Donald Trump, with a focus on trade, risk and the evolution of active and passive strategies in an age of technological disruption. This podcast was recorded on February 10, 2017. The views and opinions expressed herein should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell any securities and such views and opinions may differ from those ...


Asia Adapts to a New Investing Climate
Sheila Patel, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Asset Management International, shares how her discussions with clients in Asia have changed since the election of Donald Trump, with a focus on trade, risk and the evolution of active and passive strategies in an age of technological disruption. This podcast was recorded on February 10, 2017. The views and opinions expressed herein should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell any securities and such views and opinions may differ from thos...

China, Trump and Asia's Shifting Trade Order
The United States appears poised to revisit its trading stance with China - and Asia more broadly - after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Andrew Tilton, chief Asia economist of Goldman Sachs Research, considers the Asian economies most at-risk of disruption and the evolving roles of both China and the US in the region. This podcast was recorded on February 6, 2017. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. This podcast should not be copied, dist...

China, Trump and Asia's Shifting Trade Order
The United States appears poised to revisit its trading stance with China - and Asia more broadly - after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Andrew Tilton, chief Asia economist of Goldman Sachs Research, considers the Asian economies most at-risk of disruption and the evolving roles of both China and the US in the region. This podcast was recorded on February 6, 2017. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. This podcast should not be copied, d...


Half Full: The Case for Remaining Invested in US Equities
US equities have returned nearly 300% since the trough of the global financial crisis, and now sit at historically high valuations. Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani, chief investment officer of Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs, says that high valuations alone are not enough to warrant underweighting equities. What's important is context: she explains her optimism towards the US economy, as well as the potential risks to her views. This podcast was recorded on January 10, 2017. The views and opinio...

Half Full: The Case for Remaining Invested in US Equities
US equities have returned nearly 300% since the trough of the global financial crisis, and now sit at historically high valuations. Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani, chief investment officer of Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs, says that high valuations alone are not enough to warrant underweighting equities. What's important is context: she explains her optimism towards the US economy, as well as the potential risks to her views. This podcast was recorded on January 10, 2017. The views and opin...

My Generation: What Your Birth Year Says about How You'll Spend
Each new generation comes of age with different experiences and preferences than their parents. Goldman Sachs Research's Hugo Scott-Gall, Lindsay Drucker Mann and Christopher Wolf discuss how the differing habits of three generations that make up the bulk of US consumption today -- Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z - are changing how Americans spend and manage their careers. This podcast was recorded on October 4, 2016. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. ...


My Generation: What Your Birth Year Says about How You'll Spend
Each new generation comes of age with different experiences and preferences than their parents. Goldman Sachs Research's Hugo Scott-Gall, Lindsay Drucker Mann and Christopher Wolf discuss how the differing habits of three generations that make up the bulk of US consumption today -- Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z - are changing how Americans spend and manage their careers. This podcast was recorded on October 4, 2016. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. ...

Artificial Intelligence: The Apex Technology of the Information Age
Artificial intelligence - the science of teaching computers to think like humans - could reshape the global economy by making both capital investments and labor costs more efficient. That would provide a meaningful boost to productivity growth, which has stagnated since the internet boom of the 1990s. Heath Terry of Goldman Sachs Research discusses the technology's most promising uses, the industries set to take advantage and how widespread adoption might impact the labor market. This podcast was recorde...

Artificial Intelligence: The Apex Technology of the Information Age
Artificial intelligence - the science of teaching computers to think like humans - could reshape the global economy by making both capital investments and labor costs more efficient. That would provide a meaningful boost to productivity growth, which has stagnated since the internet boom of the 1990s. Heath Terry of Goldman Sachs Research discusses the technology's most promising uses, the industries set to take advantage and how widespread adoption might impact the labor market. This podcast was record...


Gary Cohn Says Goodbye to Goldman Sachs
Gary Cohn reflects on his journey from a difficult childhood struggle with dyslexia to serving as president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs. As he departs the firm after 26 years, Cohn shares some of the experiences that have shaped him, and reflects on the value of diversity, the importance of perseverance and learning how to turn failure into success. This podcast was recorded on December 12, 2016. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in ...

Gary Cohn Says Goodbye to Goldman Sachs
Gary Cohn reflects on his journey from a difficult childhood struggle with dyslexia to serving as president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs. As he departs the firm after 26 years, Cohn shares some of the experiences that have shaped him, and reflects on the value of diversity, the importance of perseverance and learning how to turn failure into success. This podcast was recorded on December 12, 2016. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or i...

After the Trump Trade: The Future of Financials
Investors have flocked to financials since Donald Trump's election in expectation of a steepening yield curve and regulatory reform boosting bank bottom lines. Richard Ramsden, business unit leader of the Financials Group in Goldman Sachs Research, explains how tightening monetary policy, higher inflation and a potential infrastructure spend could be even more important for the trajectory of the US financial industry. This podcast was recorded on December 8, 2016. All price references and market forec...


After the Trump Trade: The Future of Financials
Investors have flocked to financials since Donald Trump's election in expectation of a steepening yield curve and regulatory reform boosting bank bottom lines. Richard Ramsden, business unit leader of the Financials Group in Goldman Sachs Research, explains how tightening monetary policy, higher inflation and a potential infrastructure spend could be even more important for the trajectory of the US financial industry. This podcast was recorded on December 8, 2016. All price references and market for...

Taxes, Trade and More in a Trump Presidency
As President-elect Donald Trump makes the transition from the campaign trail to the White House, investors will be watching carefully to determine the economic issues at the top of his agenda. Alec Phillips, Goldman Sachs Research's political economist in Washington, discusses where Trump can act on his own without Congress, why corporate tax changes are more likely than personal tax cuts in 2017, and how Trump may reshape the leadership of the Federal Reserve. This podcast was recorded on November 15, 2...

Taxes, Trade and More in a Trump Presidency
As President-elect Donald Trump makes the transition from the campaign trail to the White House, investors will be watching carefully to determine the economic issues at the top of his agenda. Alec Phillips, Goldman Sachs Research's political economist in Washington, discusses where Trump can act on his own without Congress, why corporate tax changes are more likely than personal tax cuts in 2017, and how Trump may reshape the leadership of the Federal Reserve. This podcast was recorded on November 15, ...


Defining the Terms of Brexit
As the UK moves closer to triggering formal talks on its exit from the European Union, investors are focused on the terms of the new relationship it will strike with Brussels. Goldman Sachs' Chief European Economist Huw Pill discusses the spectrum of issues to be resolved in the negotiations and what the ultimate outcome between a "hard" or "soft" Brexit means for the UK, Europe and the global economy. This podcast was recorded on November 8, 2016. All price references and market forecasts corresp...

Defining the Terms of Brexit
As the UK moves closer to triggering formal talks on its exit from the European Union, investors are focused on the terms of the new relationship it will strike with Brussels. Goldman Sachs' Chief European Economist Huw Pill discusses the spectrum of issues to be resolved in the negotiations and what the ultimate outcome between a "hard" or "soft" Brexit means for the UK, Europe and the global economy. This podcast was recorded on November 8, 2016. All price references and market forecasts corre...

Building Brands to Help People Live Better: Outdoor Voices and Tata Harper
Tyler Haney, founder and CEO of activewear brand Outdoor Voices, and Tata Harper, founder and co-CEO of Tata Harper Skincare, are joined by Goldman Sachs' David Solomon to discuss entrepreneurship and the global health and wellness movement. This podcast was recorded on October 20, 2016. The information contained in this recording was obtained from publicly available sources and has not been independently verified by Goldman Sachs. Neither Goldman Sachs nor any of its affiliates makes any representati...


Building Brands to Help People Live Better: Outdoor Voices and Tata Harper
Tyler Haney, founder and CEO of activewear brand Outdoor Voices, and Tata Harper, founder and co-CEO of Tata Harper Skincare, are joined by Goldman Sachs' David Solomon to discuss entrepreneurship and the global health and wellness movement. This podcast was recorded on October 20, 2016. The information contained in this recording was obtained from publicly available sources and has not been independently verified by Goldman Sachs. Neither Goldman Sachs nor any of its affiliates makes any representa...

How Fintech Is Transforming Consumer Finance
Purpose-driven loans - for housing, education and automobiles - comprise most of the consumer credit market, with credit cards making up most of the rest. But the industry is undergoing a profound shift, as new entrants leverage responsive technologies to offer better experiences for consumers. Harit Talwar, head of Digital Finance at Goldman Sachs, discusses the evolving role of technology in finance and the launch of the firm's new online personal loan platform, Marcus by Goldman Sachs. This podcast wa...

How Fintech Is Transforming Consumer Finance
Purpose-driven loans - for housing, education and automobiles - comprise most of the consumer credit market, with credit cards making up most of the rest. But the industry is undergoing a profound shift, as new entrants leverage responsive technologies to offer better experiences for consumers. Harit Talwar, head of Digital Finance at Goldman Sachs, discusses the evolving role of technology in finance and the launch of the firm's new online personal loan platform, Marcus by Goldman Sachs. This podcast w...


The Evolution of the 'Long Good Buy'
Quantitative easing by the world's major central banks has helped deflate bond yields and pushed valuations across asset classes to historic levels. Peter Oppenheimer, chief global equity strategist and head of Macro Research in Europe for Goldman Sachs Research, discusses how the long-term case for investing in stocks has evolved and why he sees the most likely scenario from here as a 'Fat & Flat' range of tepid yet positive returns and greater volatility. This podcast was recorded on September 12, 2016...

The Evolution of the 'Long Good Buy'
Quantitative easing by the world's major central banks has helped deflate bond yields and pushed valuations across asset classes to historic levels. Peter Oppenheimer, chief global equity strategist and head of Macro Research in Europe for Goldman Sachs Research, discusses how the long-term case for investing in stocks has evolved and why he sees the most likely scenario from here as a 'Fat & Flat' range of tepid yet positive returns and greater volatility. This podcast was recorded on September 12, 201...

Narrowing the Jobs Gap
Technology's rapid progress and expanding scope are having a significant impact on the nature of work. Steve Strongin, head of Goldman Sachs Research, and Sandra Lawson, director of the Global Markets Institute, explain why preparing for the jobs of the future is about more than STEM. This podcast was recorded on September 7, 2016. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or ...


Narrowing the Jobs Gap
Technology's rapid progress and expanding scope are having a significant impact on the nature of work. Steve Strongin, head of Goldman Sachs Research, and Sandra Lawson, director of the Global Markets Institute, explain why preparing for the jobs of the future is about more than STEM. This podcast was recorded on September 7, 2016. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole ...

The Changing Media Landscape: Disrupting Distribution
Technology companies are entering areas traditionally dominated by the media and telecom industries, forcing legacy players to adapt. Michael Ronen and Dave Dase of the Investment Banking Division discuss the emerging partnerships, developing rivalries and most promising opportunities in the new media landscape. This episode was recorded on August 8, 2016. The information contained in this recording was obtained from publicly available sources and has not been independently verified by Goldman Sachs. ...

The Changing Media Landscape: Disrupting Distribution
Technology companies are entering areas traditionally dominated by the media and telecom industries, forcing legacy players to adapt. Michael Ronen and Dave Dase of the Investment Banking Division discuss the emerging partnerships, developing rivalries and most promising opportunities in the new media landscape. This episode was recorded on August 8, 2016. The information contained in this recording was obtained from publicly available sources and has not been independently verified by Goldman Sachs...


Emission Control: The Expanding Low Carbon Economy
Until recently, low carbon technologies like wind and solar were a niche part of the global energy landscape. But Goldman Sachs Research's GS SUSTAIN team, which focuses on identifying long-term industry leaders, says that low carbon technologies like onshore wind, solar PV, LEDs and hybrid/electric vehicles are now "taking off the training wheels" and rapidly gaining share. According to GS SUSTAIN's Jaakko Kooroshy, these four technologies not only could help global carbon emissions peak as early as 2020, ...

Emission Control: The Expanding Low Carbon Economy
Until recently, low carbon technologies like wind and solar were a niche part of the global energy landscape. But Goldman Sachs Research's GS SUSTAIN team, which focuses on identifying long-term industry leaders, says that low carbon technologies like onshore wind, solar PV, LEDs and hybrid/electric vehicles are now "taking off the training wheels" and rapidly gaining share. According to GS SUSTAIN's Jaakko Kooroshy, these four technologies not only could help global carbon emissions peak as early as 2020, ...

Brick and Mortal: Retail's Hard Lessons from E-Commerce
Heath Terry and Matt Fassler of Goldman Sachs Research discuss the explosive growth of e-commerce and how brick-and-mortar retailers are contending with changing consumer habits, generational shifts and technological disruption. This podcast was recorded on June 30, 2016. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. The information contained in this podcast does not c...


Brick and Mortal: Retail's Hard Lessons from E-Commerce
Heath Terry and Matt Fassler of Goldman Sachs Research discuss the explosive growth of e-commerce and how brick-and-mortar retailers are contending with changing consumer habits, generational shifts and technological disruption. This podcast was recorded on June 30, 2016. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. The information contained in this podcast does no...

Healthcare's Balance Between Science and Commerce
Jami Rubin, business unit leader of the Healthcare Research Group for Goldman Sachs Research, discusses top trends in healthcare, including progress in the fight against cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's, cutting-edge science in gene therapy and gene editing, and how the drug industry is dealing with debates over pricing and mergers. This podcast was recorded on June 17, 2016. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. This podcast should not be copied, dist...

Healthcare's Balance Between Science and Commerce
Jami Rubin, business unit leader of the Healthcare Research Group for Goldman Sachs Research, discusses top trends in healthcare, including progress in the fight against cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's, cutting-edge science in gene therapy and gene editing, and how the drug industry is dealing with debates over pricing and mergers. This podcast was recorded on June 17, 2016. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. This podcast should not be copied, d...


Brexit: After the Vote
The UK's vote to leave the EU sets in motion a series of complex adjustments for the UK and Europe that will take years to play out. Huw Pill, chief European economist in Goldman Sachs Research, discusses the economic and market implications of the Brexit vote. This podcast was recorded on June 27, 2016. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. The information contai...

Brexit: After the Vote
The UK's vote to leave the EU sets in motion a series of complex adjustments for the UK and Europe that will take years to play out. Huw Pill, chief European economist in Goldman Sachs Research, discusses the economic and market implications of the Brexit vote. This podcast was recorded on June 27, 2016. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. The information cont...

The Big Deal about Big Data
Armen Avanessians, chief investment officer of Goldman Sachs Asset Management's Quantitative Investment Strategies team, discusses how big data can help investors make smarter, better informed decisions. This episode was recorded on April 26, 2016. The views and opinions expressed herein should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell any securities and such views/opinions may differ from those of Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research or other departments or divisions of Goldman Sachs and its ...


The Big Deal about Big Data
Armen Avanessians, chief investment officer of Goldman Sachs Asset Management's Quantitative Investment Strategies team, discusses how big data can help investors make smarter, better informed decisions. This episode was recorded on April 26, 2016. The views and opinions expressed herein should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell any securities and such views/opinions may differ from those of Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research or other departments or divisions of Goldman Sachs and it...

Bright Spots in Emerging Markets
A better external backdrop is just part of the reason why emerging market assets have surprised in the first half of 2016. Kamakshya Trivedi, chief Emerging Markets macro strategist in Goldman Sachs Research, considers the local and global factors influencing asset prices in developing economies around the world, including China, Brazil and India. This podcast was recorded on May 17, 2016. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. This podcast should not be...

Bright Spots in Emerging Markets
A better external backdrop is just part of the reason why emerging market assets have surprised in the first half of 2016. Kamakshya Trivedi, chief Emerging Markets macro strategist in Goldman Sachs Research, considers the local and global factors influencing asset prices in developing economies around the world, including China, Brazil and India. This podcast was recorded on May 17, 2016. All price references and market forecasts correspond to the date of this recording. This podcast should not...


Disruption in Deutschland
Export-heavy Germany is contending with a wave of disruptive changes that are altering the competitive landscape for both the country's largest corporations and its globally admired small and medium-sized enterprises, the Mittelstand. Wolfgang Fink, co-CEO of Goldman Sachs in Germany and Austria, discusses how German companies are adapting to twenty-first century market pressures. This podcast was recorded on April 19, 2016. The information contained in this recording was obtained from publicly availa...

Disruption in Deutschland
Export-heavy Germany is contending with a wave of disruptive changes that are altering the competitive landscape for both the country's largest corporations and its globally admired small and medium-sized enterprises, the Mittelstand. Wolfgang Fink, co-CEO of Goldman Sachs in Germany and Austria, discusses how German companies are adapting to twenty-first century market pressures. This podcast was recorded on April 19, 2016. The information contained in this recording was obtained from publicly avai...