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November 18, 2008

No Bonuses for Top Goldman Executives

“Business Week: Much has been made today of the news that Goldman Sachs’ top seven executives, including CEO Lloyd Blankfein, are giving up their bonuses for 2008. According to a story in today’s Wall Street Journal, the move follows “months of internal debate” at the Wall Street firm, and that now that Goldman has acted, other firms on “Lloyd watch,” as the Journal calls it, will follow suit. Indeed, Swiss bank UBS has already done so, axing bonuses for its executive board members. The WSJ’s DealJournal blog referred to the bonus cut as “The Neutron Bomb of Wall Street.””

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