Why should a Goldman Sachs shareholder want to sell his position? In this video, Matt Koppenheffer gives three reasons:

  • Brand damage in the aftermath of the financial/banking crisis.
  • Its trend of taking on less risk in the current financial environment, where it has traditionally taken on risks to score big profits.
  • Big paydays for its top people. Goldman needs to generate profits for its shareholders despite those large payouts.

Check out the video for more details.

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