Goldman Sachs & the world banking system

By Laurie Bennett

September 23, 2013 at 9:41am

Much has been written about the tentacles of Goldman Sachs reaching into the U.S. government and the Federal Reserve.

(One of the most recent examples is President Obama’s announcement last week that he would nominate campaign bundler and Goldman partner Bruce Heyman to be ambassador to Canada.)

The interactive Muckety map below provides a partial view of the company’s much broader network into global banking.

As the map demonstrates, Goldman personnel, past and present, have ties not only to the Fed but to other central banks, including the Bank of England, the Bank of Canada, the Bank of Japan and European Central Bank. (Solid lines in the map represent current connections; dotted lines are former. Roll your mouse over connecting lines to see relationships.)

Former World Bank President Robert Zoellick was a vice chairman of Goldman, as was Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank.

In the years since the financial crisis, the company has shown a special interest in central bank economists.

Andrew Benito, senior European economist for Goldman, left the Bank of England to join the company. Naohiko Baba, who headed financial systems analysis at the Bank of Japan, is now the firm’s chief economist for Japan. Huw Pill, former deputy director general of research at the European Central Bank, is now chief European economist at Goldman.

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