Jan 21, 2014

Goldman alumni to open fund

Golvis Investment, founded by three former Goldman Sachs Group managing directors, plans to open its Japan-focused multistrategy hedge fund to investors this quarter, two sources said. Golvis Asia Opportunities Fund returned almost 2 percent in the first two weeks of January, said the sources, ...

Bar for pre-crisis bankers falls on hard times

Jan 7, 2014

Bar for pre-crisis bankers falls on hard times

Heartland, the bar in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills complex where bankers from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. partied before the 2008 financial crisis, has shut its doors after more than a decade. The bar, downstairs from the Japan headquarters of Goldman ...

Nov 23, 2013

Japan's yakuza woes return to the silver screen

by William Pesek

Hollywood has long fetishized Japanese gangsters, with their full-body tattoos, missing pinkies and harems of buxom groupies. Ever since Sydney Pollack’s “The Yakuza” in 1974, the colorful mafiosi have provided regular fodder for directors including Ridley Scott and Quentin Tarantino. Curiously, studios are again ...

Goldman's buybacks hit highest of year amid slide

May 27, 2013

Goldman's buybacks hit highest of year amid slide

by Lu Wang

Investors trying to explain the resilience of American equities during a global selloff may want to consider the pace that companies are repurchasing shares. About 79 percent of buyback orders at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s corporate trading desk were active Friday, the most this ...

May 21, 2013

Goldman Sachs to invest big in renewable energy

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Monday that it plans to invest as much as ¥50 billion in renewable energy projects in Japan in the next five years, tapping demand for electricity produced from solar and wind-power generators. The Wall Street firm also plans to ...