Goldman Sachs Group

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Goldman Sachs, founded in 1869, describes itself as a "leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high net-worth individuals ... It is one of the oldest and largest investment banking firms ... headquartered in New York [with] offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world."[1]

Political contributions

Henry M. Paulson, Jr., then Chair & CEO of Goldman Sachs, was a Bush Pioneer having raised at least $100,000 for Bush in the 2004 presidential election. In 2006, Paulson was appointed by Bush to be Secretary of the Department of the Treasury. [1]

Goldman Sachs gave $478,250 to federal candidates in the 05/06 election period through its political action committee - 35% to Democrats and 65% to Republicans. [2]


The company spent $2,380,000 for lobbying in 2006. $1,031,250 went to nine outside lobbying firms with the remainder being spent using in-house lobbyists. The lobbying firms included DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, The Duberstein Group, and Vinson & Elkins. [3]

Goldman Sach's lobbying firm in the UK is Lexington Communications[4]



Key executives and 2006 pay: [5]

Members of the board




In 2008, the Goldman Sachs Group is reported to provide sponsorship to the Center for Global Development[8].

Contact details

85 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-902-1000
Fax: 212-902-3000

External Links


  1. Bush Pioneer Henry M. Paulson Jr., Texans for Public Justice, accessed August 2007.
  2. 2006 PAC Summary Data, Open Secrets, accessed July 2007.
  3. Goldman Sachs lobbying expenses, Open Secrets.
  4. APPC register, to Nov 2008
  5. Goldman Sachs Key Executives, Yahoo Finance, accessed August 2007.
  6. Board of Directors, accessed July 2007.
  7. Channel 4 'Dispatches: Sandwiches Unwrapped'. 28th July 2008
  8. Centre for Global Development Funders Accessed 22nd January 2008