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Article says layoffs were at higher levels VP+ and affected M&A, ECM, and DCM.
Goldman Sachs said to cut dozens of investment banking jobs
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut investment banking jobs in the last few weeks, joining securities firms that are adjusting to a slowdown in deal activity, according to people familiar with the matter.
The bank eliminated dozens of managing directors, executive directors and vice presidents across the mergers and debt and equity capital markets teams, the people said, asking not to be named as the details aren't public. The cuts affected bankers in cities including London, New York and Hong Kong and are in addition to the bank's annual 5 percent cull of employees deemed underperformers, the people said.
Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein is embarking on his biggest cost-cutting push in years as the bank tries to weather a slump in trading and dealmaking, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg in April. The job reductions follow a similar move in the firm's trading division this year, driven in part by a 60 percent drop in first-quarter profit.