Friday, March 28, 2008

New Appointments in Goldman Sachs

February 2008
Michael Evans, 50, and Michael Sherwood, 43, were named vice chairmen of the company. Goldman added that Evans and Sherwood would have oversight for the securities division, which trades stocks, commodities, currencies, mortgages, corporate and government debt.

Four co-heads of securities trading division were named. Taking command of an enterprise that generated $27 billion from sales and trading last year are:
David Heller, 41, head of global equity trading;
Harvey Schwartz, 43, head of global securities division sales;
Edward Eisler, 38, global head of macro trading and co-head of emerging markets; and Pablo Salame, 42, co-head of European equities and global co-head of derivatives.

The four join Goldman's top management committee.

Goldman added five other executives to the management committee, which has now expanded to 25 members from 16.

Goldman named two traders;
Richard Ruzika, 48, the global co-head of its special situations group;
Donald Mullen, 49, head of U.S. credit sales and trading.
and three bankers to the committee:
Yoel Zaoui, 47, head of Europe investment banking;
Gordon Dyal, 46, global head of mergers and acquisitions; and
Gwen Libstag, 52, who leads a group that weighs potential conflicts of interest triggered by deals.

Several executives left Goldman sachs in 2007.

Among them was Thomas Montag, a former co-head of the securities division. Scott Kapnick, an investment-banking co-head, last June joined Highbridge Capital Management to launch a private equity fund.

Gary D. Cohn

President and Co-Chief Operating Officer
Goldman Sachs

Cohn co-headed the securities trading business earlier

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Mark Wienkes, CFA, CFP

Vice President, Equity Research
Goldman Sachs

Mark Wienkes
# 3* among Earnings Estimators
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Steven Kent, CFA

Managing Director,
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Kent is the lodging and gaming analyst at Goldman Sachs. In addition to his responsibilities in North America, he has coordinated the firm’s global analysis of lodging.

He joined Goldman Sachs in 1985 to work in the economic research group. After pursuing post-graduate studies in business economics and finance at Columbia University, he rejoined the firm in 1990 to cover emerging growth companies. In 1995, he assumed his current responsibilities. Kent has been consistently ranked as one of the top analysts in his field by The Wall Street Journal, Institutional Investor, and the Greenwich Survey.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Steve Novik

Edward Jones
Edward D. Jones & Co., Lp
12555 Manchester Road
Saint Louis, MO 63131-3729


Steve Novik joined Edward Jones in 1983 as a principal in the
Accounting and Finance area. Since joining the firm, Novik has had
responsibility for all major aspects of the firm’s accounting and
finance functions. He is the chief financial officer and has
responsibility for the firm’s real estate and administrative services.
Prior to joining the firm, Novik was a partner with the national
accounting firm of Main Hurdmann, now KPMG Peat Marwick.

Novik graduated from the University of Missouri–St. Louis in 1972,
earning a B.S.B.A. degree. He received his MBA from Washington
University in St. Louis two years later. Novik is a CPA in Missouri and

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Nelson Chai

Merrill Lynch


December 3, 2007
Merrill Lynch & Co. Monday named Nelson Chai executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Chai has been executive vice president and CFO of NYSE Euronext and its predecessor company NYSE Group, Inc., since January 2006 and was CFO of Archipelago Holdings from 2000 to 2005. He will officially join Merrill in one week, on December 10.

Prior to joining Archipelago in June 2000, Chai was senior vice president of business development and a member of the executive committee of Dade Behring, Inc., a manufacturer of medical diagnostics products.

Chai succeeds Jeffrey N. Edwards, who has been Merrill's CFO since 2005. Edwards, who was responsible for the firm's market and credit risk management — including the collateralized debt obligation portfolio that accounted for much of the firm's losses — reportedly offered to resign after CEO Stan O'Neal was ousted in October, but the board declined his offer. The company said he will assume a new operating role at Merrill Lynch, to be announced shortly.

Colm Kelleher

Morgan Stanley


Colm Kelleher
Mr. Kelleher, 49, currently Head of Global Capital Markets, joined Morgan Stanley in 1989 and has served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Kelleher was Co-Head of Fixed Income in Europe and led that region’s highly successful client coverage group. He also helped establish Morgan Stanley’s leading European Financial Institutions business. Before joining Morgan Stanley, he spent four years at Arthur Anderson in London, UK, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983. He graduated from Oxford University.

May 01 2007 | New York

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced that David H. Sidwell, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has decided to retire from the Firm at the end of 2007. Colm Kelleher, who currently serves as the Head of Global Capital Markets, will replace Mr. Sidwell. Mr. Kelleher will join the Firm’s Management Committee and report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John J. Mack. Christopher Carter, who is currently Vice Chairman of Institutional Securities, will succeed Mr. Kelleher as Head of Global Capital Markets.

Mr. Sidwell, 54, joined Morgan Stanley in 2004. He has played a vital role in developing the Firm’s strategic growth plan and communicating it to the investment community. He also has played an important part in Morgan Stanley’s efforts to improve its risk-taking and capital allocation, which has helped the Firm deliver record financial performance in recent quarters.

Mr. Mack said, “David Sidwell has been a key member of our management team at Morgan Stanley and has helped lead the Firm through a period of significant change. His focus, insight and integrity have earned him tremendous credibility – both within Morgan Stanley and throughout the investment community. David informed me last year of his intention to retire, but agreed to stay on through the end of 2007 to ensure a smooth transition. I am pleased that in the months ahead, he will be working closely with Colm to help continue our positive momentum.”

Mr. Mack continued, “Colm Kelleher has proven himself a major asset to Morgan Stanley over the past 19 years, not only in his current role as Head of Global Capital Markets, but also as Co-Head of Fixed Income in Europe. He has been a leader in building client coverage teams and in advocating the further uniting of equity and debt capital markets. His experience as a business leader, combined with his training and expertise as a Chartered Accountant and his commitment to Morgan Stanley, make him extremely well-suited to serve in this critically important role.”

Mr. Sidwell said, “It has been a privilege to work with the talented team at Morgan Stanley, and play a part in our efforts to re-energize the Firm, improve its financial performance and lay a strong foundation for future profitable growth. Colm Kelleher brings a valuable business and client perspective along with accounting experience to the CFO post, and I look forward to working with him in the months ahead to continue building on Morgan Stanley’s success.”

David H. Sidwell
Mr. Sidwell joined Morgan Stanley in March, 2004 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He came to Morgan Stanley from JP Morgan Chase, where he had worked since 1984. He was the Controller of JPMorgan before its merger with Chase. Prior to that, he spent nine years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, both in New York and London. He graduated from Cambridge University in England in 1975 and is a Chartered Accountant.

Erin Callan

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.,

Erin Callan is chief financial officer and an executive vice president of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., a position she has held since December 2007. Ms. Callan is also a member of Lehman Brothers' Executive Committee.

As chief financial officer, Ms. Callan oversees the Firm's finance organization, including Financial Control, Investor Relations, Planning and Analysis, Product Control, Tax, and Treasury.

Ms. Callan joined Lehman Brothers in 1995. During her tenure at the Firm, she has served in various leadership roles across the Investment Banking Division, including head of the Investment Banking Global Hedge Fund Coverage group. This group was launched to address the changing landscape of asset managers and the increasing strategic significance of hedge funds to investment banks. In this capacity, Ms. Callan was the lead banker for several landmark transactions.

Prior to assuming her hedge fund coverage role in 2006, Ms. Callan led Lehman Brothers Global Finance Solutions group and Global Finance Analytics group. These teams acted as think tanks for the Firm's investment banking practices and developed innovative capital markets solutions for clients.

Before joining Lehman Brothers, Ms. Callan was an associate at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York.

Ms. Callan holds an A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

26 Sep 2007
Lehman Brothers, the global investment bank, has announced that Erin Callan will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer.

As CFO, Erin Callan will oversee the Firm’s Finance organization, including treasury, tax and financial control and reporting, and will join the Lehman Brothers’ Executive Committee. She joined Lehman Brothers in 1995 and was named a managing director in June 2000. She is currently responsible for heading Global Hedge Fund Coverage, a new initiative since early 2006 within the Investment Banking Division. Prior to assuming this role, she headed Lehman Brothers’ Global Finance Solutions Group and Global Finance Analytics Group within Investment Banking and has distinguished herself by her deep financial acumen and strong client relationships.

On risk management and role of CFOs

David Viniar

Goldman Sachs



David A. Viniar has been Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., since May 1999.

Mr. Viniar has been the Head of Operations, Technology and Finance Division of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., since December 2002.

He serves as Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Mr. Viniar served as Managing Director and Member of global management committee of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. He served as Head of the Finance Division and Co-Head of Credit Risk Management and Advisory and Firmwide Risk of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., from December 2001 to December 2002. He was Co-Head of Operations, Finance and Resources from March 1999 to December 2001.
He was Chief Financial Officer of Goldman Sachs Group, LP from March 1999 to May 1999.
From July 1998 to March 1999, he served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and from 1994 to July 1998, he was Head of Finance, with responsibility for Controllers and Treasury.

From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Viniar was Head of Treasury and prior to that was in the Structured Finance Department of Investment Banking. Mr. Viniaris a member of the Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation.

Viniar on risk management [in 2001]

Over the past three years, the Goldman Sachs CFO has developed enhanced assessment models and instituted additional checks and balances. Such meticulous attention to detail earned the 45-year-old finance chief the 2001 CFO Excellence Award for Risk Management. And although Viniar dubs risk management a team effort, he is quick to note that the buck stops with him. "It is my responsibility to know what is going on everywhere in the firm," he says. "If [CEO] Hank Paulson wants to know what our risk is in any area, he shouldn't have to make 10 calls; he should call me."

Lessons from the top cop of risk

September 2007 results announcement

Robert Grossman

March 20, 2008

Robert Grossman to Lead Fitch U.S. Public Finance

Fitch Ratings has assigned Group Managing Director Robert Grossman to lead its efforts in U.S. public finance with a special emphasis on reviewing corporate and public finance rating scales.

Robert Grossman, in his present role as Chief Credit Officer, has developed the broadest experience with, and exposure to, company-wide rating scales, definitions, and their usage by investors, regulators, and others. He will focus on the possible 'harmonization' of corporate and public finance ratings or the recognition of why an 'independent' scale is valuable.

'Asking Bob to devote his full attention to this assignment is an indication of our commitment to find a well thought out resolution to this issue,' said Stephen W. Joynt, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fitch Ratings

Group Managing Director Mike Belsky will continue to lead Fitch's public finance business development efforts. It is especially important that Fitch work intently with market participants to transition, reanalyze, and rerate the many financings impacted by the present market illiquidity.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Kennedy, Kevin

Goldman Sachs

Mr. Kennedy has been Executive Vice President - Human Capital Management of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. since December 2001.

From 1999 until 2001, he served as a member of the Executive Office.

From 1994 to 1999, he served as head of the Americas Group, in the Investment Banking Division, and, from 1988 to 1994, as head of Corporate Finance.

Mr. Kennedy is a life trustee and a former Chairman of the Board of Hamilton College, a Managing Director and Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of the Metropolitan Opera, a trustee of the New York Public Library, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Wallace Foundation and an honorary trustee of the Chewonki Foundation.

Richard Gnodde

Managing Director, Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs International, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Richard Gnodde served as President and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. since 1999.
Mr. Gnodde joined Goldman Sachs in London in 1987 and served as its Managing Director since 1996.
Mr. Gnodde also served as President of Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
He serves as Director of Goldman Sachs Jbwere Pty Ltd. Mr. Gnodde serves as Director of Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C, Goldman Sachs (Asia Pacific) L.L.C, Goldman Sachs (Asia) Securities Limited, Goldman ... Sachs (Asia) Finance, Goldman Sachs Futures (Asia) Limited, Goldman Sachs (China) L.L.C, Goldman Sachs (India) L.L.C, Goldman Sachs (India) Pvt. Limited, Goldman Sachs (Mauritius) L.L.C, Goldman Sachs (Japan) Ltd., Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited, Hull Trading Asia Ltd. He served as an Independent Director of Singapore Exchange Ltd. since November 18, 1999. He served as Director of Goldman Sachs Australia Pty Limited, Goldman Sachs Australia Nominees Pty Limited, Goldman Sachs Australia Holdings Pty Limited, (formerly Goldman Sachs Australia Metals) and Goldman Sachs Australia Securities Pty Limited.

He serves as Member of Goldman Sachs Global Management Committee and Member of Advisory Committee of Securities and Futures Commission, HK.

Mr. Gnodde holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town and a Master of Arts degree in Law from the University of Cambridge.

Goldman Sachs Executives

Mr. Lloyd C. Blankfein , 53
Chairman, Chief Exec. Officer, Managing Director and Member of Shareholders Committee
Mr. Jon Winkelried , 48
Co-Pres, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Director and Member of Shareholders Committee
Mr. Gary D. Cohn , 47
Co-Pres, Managing Director, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Director and Member of Shareholders Committee
Mr. David A. Viniar , 52
Chief Financial Officer, Head of the Operations, Technology & Fin. Division, Exec. VP and Managing Director
Mr. Michael S. Sherwood ,
Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Co-Chief Exec. of Goldman Sachs International


Saturday, March 8, 2008

Ellyn A. McColgan - COO - Morgan Stanley GWM group

Ms. McColgan received a B.A. from Montclair State College in 1975 and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1983.

Ms. McColgan joined Fidelity Investments in 1990, where she held a succession of executive positions across virtually all aspects of the firm’s distribution businesses. These included fund accounting and custody services, institutional retirement services and institutional investment services. In her most recent role as head of the brokerage company, she led the retail brokerage, mutual fund, correspondent clearing, registered investment advisor, capital markets and family office businesses.

Ellyn A. McColgan Named President and Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley Global Wealth Management Group

Dec 17 2007 | New York

Morgan Stanley today announced that Ellyn A. McColgan has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Wealth Management Group (GWMG), effective in April, 2008. Ms. McColgan will be a member of Morgan Stanley’s Management Committee and will report to Co-President James P. Gorman, whom she succeeds in the GWMG leadership role.

Ms. McColgan, 53, joins Morgan Stanley after a 17-year career at Fidelity Investments, where she served most recently as President of Distribution and Operations. In this position, she was responsible for the firm’s retail and institutional distribution channels as well as core processing operations in the U.S. and India, representing 21,000 employees and more than $1.5 trillion in client assets under administration. Prior to this, she served as President of Fidelity Brokerage Company, the largest such company in the U.S. based on client assets and accounts.

Ms. McColgan joined Fidelity Investments in 1990, where she held a succession of executive positions across virtually all aspects of the firm’s distribution businesses. These included fund accounting and custody services, institutional retirement services and institutional investment services. In her most recent role as head of the brokerage company, she led the retail brokerage, mutual fund, correspondent clearing, registered investment advisor, capital markets and family office businesses.

Ms. McColgan received a B.A. from Montclair State College in 1975 and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1983. She served as Co-Chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association from 2006-2007, is a trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a former trustee of Babson College. In 2005 and 2006, she was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.”

John A Thain CEO Merrill Lynch

NEW YORK, November 14, 2007 — Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MER) today announced that John A. Thain, chief executive officer, director and member of Management Committee of NYSE Euronext, Inc. and former president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs Group, has been appointed chairman and chief executive officer of Merrill Lynch, effective December 1.

Mr. Thain, 52, joined the NYSE on January 15, 2004, serving as chief executive officer and a director. Prior to joining the NYSE, he served as president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. since July 2003 and was previously president and co-chief operating officer from May 1999 through June 2003; he had been a director since 1998. He was president and co-chief operating officer of the Goldman Sachs Group, L.P. in 1999. From 1994 to 1999, he served as chief financial officer and head of operations, technology and finance. From 1995 to 1997, he was also co-chief executive officer for European operations.

Mr. Thain is a member of the MIT Corporation, the Dean's Advisory Council — MIT/Sloan School of Management, INSEAD - U.S. National Advisory Board, the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's International Capital Markets Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the board of Managers of the New York Botanical Garden, a member of the board of directors of the French-American Foundation, a trustee of New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a general trustee of Howard University.

Mr. Thain received an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1979, and a B.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977. (accessed on 8.3.2008)

Vikram Pandit CEO Citigroup

Vikram Pandit

Chief Executive Officer

Vikram Pandit is the Chief Executive Officer of Citi and chairs the Citi Business Heads, Management and Operating Committees. Before being named CEO on December 11, 2007, Mr. Pandit was Chairman and CEO of Citi's Institutional Clients Group, which includes Markets & Banking and Citi Alternative Investments.

Formerly the Chairman and CEO of Citi Alternative Investments, Mr. Pandit was a founding member and chairman of the members committee of Old Lane, LP, a multi-strategy hedge fund and private equity fund manager that was acquired by Citi in 2007. Upon acquisition, Old Lane's total assets under management and private equity commitments amounted to approximately $4.5 billion.

Prior to forming Old Lane, Mr. Pandit was President and Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley's institutional securities and investment banking business and was a member of the firm's Management Committee.

Mr. Pandit serves on the boards of Columbia University, Columbia Business School, the Indian School of Business, and Trinity School. He is a former board member of NASDAQ, the New York City Investment Fund, and the American India Foundation.

Mr. Pandit earned a PhD in Finance from Columbia University in 1986. He also received an MS degree in 1977 and a BS degree in electrical engineering in 1976 from Columbia.

Pandit serves on the boards of Columbia University, Columbia Business School, India School of Business Hyderabad, India and the Trinity School (NY) (2008). He is a former board member of NASDAQ, New York City Investment Fund, American India Foundation and the Council on US Competitiveness. (accessed on 8.3.2008) (accessed on 8.3.2008)