Goldman Sachs to shed up to 10% of its sales, fixed income team

A Goldman Sachs sign is seen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in the Manhattan borough of New York January 24, 2014. REUTERS

Goldman Sachs Group Inc  is planning to shed up to 10 percent of its sales and fixed income trading jobs later in the quarter, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources.

This workforce reduction, which is higher than the bank’s usual 5 percent annual cuts, is expected to affect not more than 250 people, the Journal said on Wednesday.

The bank, which is set to report its fourth-quarter results next week, is preparing for steeper cuts this year within its debt, currencies and commodities division, the newspaper added.

Goldman Sachs could not be reached for a comment immediately outside regular business hours.

Reuters reported in November, citing sources, that rival investment bank Morgan Stanley  is also planning to cut up to 25 percent of its fixed income workforce.

Morgan Stanley said in December that it would take a $150 million severance charge in the fourth quarter related to a workforce reduction, covering the cost of cutting jobs of 1,200 workers worldwide, including about 470 front-office employees in its fixed-income business.

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

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  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
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