Goldman Sachs, the storied investment bank, plans on cutting up to 8% of its employees as it girds for a tougher environment next year, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
The layoffs will impact every division of the New York-based bank and will likely happen in January, according to the person, who declined to be identified speaking about personnel decisions. That's ahead of an upcoming conference for Goldman shareholders in which management is expected to present performance targets.
The bank's planning is ongoing, and the round could be smaller than that, the person added.
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon indicated that he was looking to rein in expenses at a conference for financial firms last week.
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"We continue to see headwinds on our expense lines, particularly in the near term," Solomon said. "We've set in motion certain expense mitigation plans, but it will take some time to realize the benefits. Ultimately, we will remain nimble and we will size the firm to reflect the opportunity set."
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