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Thursday, 15 March 2012

CO2 #3 Goldman Sachs director quits 'morally bankrupt' Wall Street bank (via The Guardian)

Greg Smith resigns as executive director of Goldman's European equity derivatives business after devastating attack

Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs has suffered a severe blow to its reputation after one of its bankers announced his resignation in the New York Times by declaring his employer "morally bankrupt".

Questions were immediately raised about the relationship between the firm and its clients – whom the departing employee, Greg Smith, said were described as "muppets" by his superiors.

Smith, who was based in London, made a savage attack on the culture of Goldman, which only two years ago was damaged by another London-based banker, Fabrice Tourre, who described creating "Frankenstein" products that showed scant regard for the needs of the firm's clients

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