Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the fifth-biggest U.S. bank by assets, named the smallest group of new managing directors since 2008 as the firm cuts jobs and grapples with declining revenue.
The firm appointed 261 people to managing director, the company’s second-highest rank, according to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg News. The number is down 19 percent from last year’s record list of 321 new managing directors and exceeds the 259 promotions in 2008. David Wells, a spokesman for the New York-based company, didn’t reply to an e-mail and two phone messages seeking confirmation of the memo.
Goldman Sachs Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein, 57, said this week that the firm is working to remain positioned for a rebound even as it eliminates about 1,000 jobs to contend with a drop in trading revenue. The company set aside $10 billion for employees’ salaries, bonuses and benefits in the first nine months of this year, equivalent to $292,836 per worker.
“The single most important thing we can do to enhance the value of our business is to continue to hire the best and brightest people from around the world,” Blankfein said on Nov. 15, at an investor conference in New York hosted by Bank of America Corp. “And once they get into Goldman Sachs we want to do everything we can to ensure that they have productive and stimulating careers.”
The company names managing directors annually and elects employees to the firm’s partnership, the highest status, in even-numbered years. Managing directors, though typically paid more than junior employees, don’t share in the special bonus pool reserved for the company’s partners.
The following is the list of Goldman Sachs’s “Managing Director Class of 2011.” The employees listed have been invited to become managing directors as of Jan. 1, 2012.
Hiroko Adachi Sajid Ahmed Flavio Aidar Lee M. Alexander Osman Ali Axel P. Andre Ilana D. Ash Dominic Ashcroft Farshid M. Asl Linda W. Avery Vladislav E. Avsievich Lucy Baldwin Jonathan K. Barry Yasmine Bassili Eric D. Batchelder Jonathan Bayliss Andrew D. Beckman Omar L. Beer Mark W. Bigley Timothy C. Bishop James Blackham Jacki Bond Alain Bordoni Jonathan E. Breckenridge John Brennan Brian R. Broadbent Jerome Brochard Jason R. Broder Robin Brooks Amy C. Brown Stefan Burgstaller Christopher Henry Bush Michael J. Butkiewicz Eoghainn L. Calder Scott S. Calidas Katrien Carbonez Sean V. Carroll John B. Carron David E. Casner Kenneth G. Castelino Sylvio Castro Vincent Catherine Winston Chan Gary A. Chandler Christopher H. Chattaway Jonathan L. Cheatle Simon Cheung Edwin K. Chin Pierre Chu Jean-Paul Churchouse Gregory Chwatko Massimiliano Ciardi Simon M. Collier Kenneth Connolly Frederic J.F. Crosnier Alistair K. Cross Robert G. Crystal David J. Curtis Keith L. Cynar Simon Dangoor Jennifer L. Davis Thomas Degn-Petersen Mark Deniston James Dickson Kevin M. Dommenge Benjamin J. Dyer Christopher M. Dyer Mariano Echeguren Charles P. Edwards Katherine A. El-Hillow Jenniffer Emanuel Hafize Gaye Erkan Sean Fan Richard M. Fearn Michael A. Fisher Nick Forster Jennifer A. Fortner Nanssia Fragoudaki Grady C. Frank Michael C. Freedman Benjamin M. Freeman Thomas Gasson Antonio Gatti Norbert Gehrke Frank S. Ghali Jason A. Ginsburg Paul A. Giordano Joshua Glassman Gary M. Godshaw Albert Goh Ernest Gong Jonathan J. Goodfellow Michael Goosay Rosalee M. Gordon Scott M. Gorran Poppy Gozal Genevieve Gregor Krag (Buzz) Gregory Nick E. Guano Nicholas Halaby Sanjay A. Harji Corey R. Harris Thomas J. Harrop Brian M. Haufrect Adam T. Hayes Robert Hinch Ida Hoghooghi Andrew Howard Michael P. Huber Jonathan S. Hunt Ahmed Husain Aytac Ilhan Omar Iqbal Gurjit S. Jagpal Simona Jankowski Arbind K. Jha Xiangrong Jin Danielle G. Johnson Michael G. Johnson Paul A. Johnson Jean Joseph Edina Jung Philipp O. Kahre Abhishek Kapur Sho Kawano Jeremiah E. Keefe Ryan J. Kelly Brian J. Kennedy Nimesh Khiroya Rohan Khurana David Kim (EQ) Jeff Kim (FICC) Phillip Kimber Kathryn A. Koch Stephen J. Koch Konstantin Koudriaev Tannon L. Krumpelman Fiona Laffan James Lamanna Kerry C. Landreth Peter B. Lardner Matthew Larson Alison W. Lau* Arden Lee Hanben Kim Lee Hung Ke Lee Sang-Jun Lee Howard Russell Leiner Rainer Lenhard Stephen L. Lessar Daphne Leung Chad J. Levant Weigang Li Amy Lin Gloria W. Lio Chang Lee Liow Matthew Liste Edmund Lo Justin Lomheim David A. Mackenzie Regis Maignan Sameer R. Maru Miyuki I. Matsumoto Antonino Mattarella Janice M. McFadden Jack McFerran John L. McGuire Aziz McMahon Jans Meckel Ali Meli Rodrigo Mello Vrinda Menon Raluca Mihaila Milko Milkov Shinsuke Miyaji Gabriel Mollerberg Matthew L. Moore Robert Mullane Eric S. Neveux Dale Nolan Asim H. Nurmohamed Deirdre M. O’Connor Satoshi Ohishi Simon G. Osborn Hilary Packer Daniel M. J. Parker Srivathsan Parthasarathy Giles R. Pascoe Rahul Patkar Robert D. Patton Deepan Pavendranathan Alejandro E. Perez Jan M. Petzel Tushar Poddar Jeff Pollard Nicole Pullen-Ross Steven J. Purdy Ali Raissi Rosanne Reneo Paul Rhodes Jill Rosenberg Jones Jason T. Rowe Matthew Rubens Joshua A. Rubinson Owi Ruivivar Jennifer A. Ryan Andrew S. Rymer Albert Sagiryan Hiroyoshi Sandaya John Santonastaso Nana Sao Eduardo Sayto Michael Schmitz (EQ) Mike Schmitz (FICC) Michael Schramm Beesham A. Seecharan Peter Sheridan Seung Shin Andrea Skarbek Spencer Sloan William Smiley Taylor Smisson Gary Smolyanskiy Nishi Somaiya Michael R. Sottile Jr Andre Souza Oliver Stewart-Malir Heidi C. Sutton Christopher W. Taendler Winnie Tam (IA) Trevor Tam Luke D. Taylor Vipul Thakore Michael D. Thompson Artur Tomala John B. Tousley Alfred Traboulsi Alexandre Traub Eddie Tse Hidetoshi Uriu Dirk Urmoneit Ram Vittal Michael Voris Thomas W. Waite Joseph F. Walkush Steve Weddell Paul Weitzkorn Andrew M. Whyte Vicky Wickremeratne Ed Wittig Jon J. Wondrack Yvonne Y. Woo XueYing Shel Xu Zhizhun Xu** Takashi Yamada Xiaohong Lilly Yang* Wai Yip Yusuke Yoshizawa Kota Yuzawa Richard Zhu Mikhail Zlotnik *Employee of Goldman Sachs Gao Hua Securities Company Limited **Employee of Beijing Gao Hua Securities Company Limited