In Europe there are some tantalising signs of progress on women’s contribution to the economy: most notably, participation rates for women in the workforce have risen dramatically and continue to move up. In many European countries they are now above rates in the US.
Anthony Gutman, global co-head of Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Services, discusses European corporate sentiment for the second half of 2020, including a renewed focus on strategic activity as well as an emphasis on corporate responsibility.
Elizabeth Martin, head of EMEA Equities Execution Services and Systematic Market Making, discusses the evolving liquidity landscape, the advancement of electronic trading and how European clients are navigating the capital markets heading into the second half of the year.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Doreen Lawrence, Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, discusses her work campaigning for justice following her son Stephen’s 1993 murder and her views on race relations today.
Alberto Gandolfi, head of European Utilities for Goldman Sachs Research, discusses the potential of the European Commission’s Green Deal to reshape the European economy and transform energy consumption from manufacturing to transportation.
In this episode of Talks at GS, David Lammy, member of Parliament for Tottenham, discusses race relations in the UK, his work campaigning for social justice and the impact of the coronavirus on the Asian, Black and minority ethnic communities.
Lars Humble, who focuses on debt syndication for sovereigns, supranationals and agencies within Goldman Sachs’ Financing Group, discusses the impact of the pandemic on the role of multinational development agencies and the shift in investor sentiment around social bonds.
Jernej Omahen, head of the European Financial Institutions Group for Goldman Sachs Research, shares what was discussed at the firm’s 24th European Financials Conference—a virtual gathering of bank executives, investors, regulators, and policymakers.
Philippe Camu, global co-head of the infrastructure investment group, talks about how the next big public-works projects are more focused on fiber and data centers than traditional construction like roads and airports.
Alain Durré, Senior European Economist for Goldman Sachs Research, discusses the impact of the European Central Bank’s decision to expand its bond-buying program, and the prospect of fiscal stimulus by EU member countries.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Goldman Sachs Research’s Peter Oppenheimer discusses his new book, The Long Good Buy: Analyzing Cycles in the Markets, his assessment of the current market cycle, and his views on how the policy response to COVID-19 will impact the future of the markets.
Government deficits, debt issuance and debt levels are set to surge as countries race to ease the economic impact of the coronacrisis. This raises many questions: who will finance this debt, will it force a market repricing and/or an eventual growth or inflation problem, and would greater use of negative rates help avoid any of these risks? At the same time, whether corporate bankruptcies could derail the economic recovery is a key concern. In short, how disruptive the recent, dramatic shift in debt dynamics might be is Top of Mind.
Clif Marriott, co-head of Goldman Sachs’ Technology, Media and Telecom Group in EMEA, discusses the evolution of Europe’s tech industry and how the crisis is accelerating trends across the sector, including growth in e-commerce and collaboration software as well as the digitization of content.
Kevin Daly, co-head of Goldman Sachs’ CEEMEA Economics Research, discusses the impact of the pandemic on emerging markets government deficit and debt levels, and the fiscal adjustments that are likely to be required in the aftermath of the crisis.
Axel Hoefer, Goldman Sachs’ head of auto industry coverage in Europe, discusses the impact of coronavirus on the global demand for cars and the outlook for manufacturing as production restarts in some countries.
Richard Gnodde, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs International, discusses how business leaders in Europe are thinking about their corporate planning and decision-making in response to the economic downturn.
José Manuel Barroso, chairman of Goldman Sachs International and former president of the European Commission, weighs in on the economic relief package endorsed by European leaders.
Kathleen Hughes, global head of Liquidity Solutions in Goldman Sachs Asset Management, discusses the emerging focus on money markets and short-duration investing as businesses look to navigate the current market environment.
Michele Della Vigna, Goldman Sachs Research’s head of EMEA natural resources, discusses the dual challenges the world’s oil producers are facing from coronavirus and a battle for market share, which has caused a global imbalance in the supply and demand for oil.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Goldman Sachs’ Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani discusses the economic and public health implications of coronavirus for Europe with a number of leading health and economic experts.
Andrew Roberts discusses lessons learned from studying some of the most consequential leaders in history, from Napoleon Bonaparte to Margaret Thatcher, and the qualities that shaped their tenures, particularly during times of war. Watch Video
Infectious disease expert Peter Piot discusses the origination, spread and management of COVID-19, lessons from his prior work discovering and managing the Ebola virus, and steps to take to prepare for future outbreaks.
Alastair Campbell, political strategist and former director of communications for Prime Minister Tony Blair, discusses his experience with depression, how he copes with the disease and his perspective on mental health issues among young people. Watch Video
Goldman Sachs’ Michele Della Vigna explains his latest research on the future of energy in the age of climate change.
Goldman Sachs Research expects a gradual pickup in eurozone growth from its current pace of 0.2% to 1.1% for 2020. Watch Video
Green energy is making up a growing portion of the global energy mix, and Europe is leading the way. Goldman Sachs Research explains how technological advances have slashed the costs of wind and solar power, helping fuel the region’s renewables boom.
Former BP CEO Lord John Browne discusses the future of the fossil fuel industry, why engineering has been so critical to advancing civilization, and how social policy is adapting to those advances. Watch Video
Climate change, advancing technologies and shifting workforce dynamics are among the top priorities for small businesses in the UK, according to survey results released by Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses UK at the firm’s Business 2030 conference held in London earlier this month. We spoke with Goldman Sachs’ Charlotte Keenan, who leads the firm’s Office of Corporate Engagement for the EMEA and APAC regions, to share how entrepreneurs are running their businesses in the face of global uncertainty. Learn More
Faced with geopolitical uncertainty, a slowing economy and negative yields, more than 180 German companies shared their strategies and challenges with investors at Goldman Sachs’ eighth annual German Corporate Conference, held in Munich last month. We sat down with Goldman Sachs’ Michael Schmitz, co-head of the Securities Division in Germany and Austria, to discuss key takeaways from the event. Learn More
Computer scientist Stuart J. Russell discusses how artificial intelligence is shaping both the future of innovation and the future of work and his views on how society can adapt to those changes. Watch Video
Europe’s slow economic growth and low inflation have led many to wonder if the region is at risk of “Japanification.” In this episode of The Long & Short of It, Sharon Bell of Goldman Sachs Research explains some of the lessons investors can take from Japan’s recent past to better understand Europe’s future. Watch Video
Kaspar Basse discusses his experience launching and running Joe & The Juice over the last 17 years, his efforts to bring continuous innovation to the industry and why he says people are the secret to his success. Watch Video
Leda Braga discusses founding and building the culture of the investing firm Systematica Investments, how science and technology drives her investment strategy, and her observations on the latest trends in the systematic investing landscape. Watch Video
The shift to a low-carbon economy is changing the competitive landscape of the energy industry. Goldman Sachs Research explains how big oil and utility companies are finding new opportunities as they transition to a renewable future. Watch Video
Ahead of this week's 23rd annual European Financials Conference in Paris -- one of Goldman Sachs' longest-running events in Europe -- we sat down with Jernej Omahen, head of European Financials Research, to discuss the challenges facing Europe's banks and insurers, from earnings pressures, to political and macro uncertainty, to competition from fintech startups. Learn More
Niklas Zennström, CEO and Founding Partner of Atomico and founder of Skype, discusses his journey as a tech entrepreneur and his views on how the tech community is putting a new focus on addressing broader societal issues. Watch Video
Saadia Zahidi, author of Fifty Million Rising, discusses the “quiet revolution” of Muslim women entering the workforce, and the cultural and economic shifts it is causing throughout the Muslim world. Watch Video
Elections for the European Parliament taking place May 23-26 are setting up to be exceptionally important given the rise of populist and nationalist forces that threaten Europe’s long-standing centrist status quo. Some even see this election as a crucial moment in deciding the future of the European Union. Allison Nathan from Goldman Sachs Research talks to experts about the potential implications of this important election in this episode of the Top of Mind at Goldman Sachs podcast. Learn More
Greg Olafson and Nishi Somaiya of Goldman Sachs’ Securities Division discuss how private capital markets – in particular, direct lending to middle market companies – have evolved in Europe in the wake of the global financial crisis. Listen Now
From AI to mobility, we asked leading figures at the Goldman Sachs Disruptive Technology Symposium in London what they see as the next big technology trend of the future. Watch Video
Kevin Daly of Goldman Sachs Research discusses what’s next for emerging markets across the globe and specifically hones in on the CEEMEA region – Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Listen Now
Goldman Sachs recently held its third annual `Women & Wealth Forum`, a gathering of female investors, business owners and entrepreneurs. We sat down with Goldman Sachs’ Natasha Pope, a private wealth advisor who spearheaded the launch of the forum in London and shared takeaways from the event. Learn More
Dame Ellen MacArthur discusses her world record-breaking sailing career and her current efforts to create a more “circular” economy, where resources and power recirculate and regenerate to eliminate plastic waste and pollution. Watch Video
Fashion designer Anya Hindmarch discusses the innovation driving her fashion business, the storytelling in her designs and how technology continues to change the way she markets her products to the consumer. Watch Video
The fintech landscape is rapidly changing around the world, and nowhere more so than in Europe. Steve Considine from the Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division explains how a favorable regulatory landscape and cross-border opportunities are driving growth in the sector. Watch Video
Richard Manley of Goldman Sachs Research explains why integrating ESG is becoming a “business imperative” for asset managers, why Europe is leading other regions in ESG investing and much more. Listen Now
Goldman Sachs’ Donough Kilmurray, who advises private wealth clients across EMEA, recently returned from an investor road trip across seven countries where he spoke with more than 450 investors. We caught up with Kilmurray who shared his perspectives on markets and client concerns. Learn More
Andrew Wilson, CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, discusses Europe’s investing environment against a backdrop of macro and political uncertainty. Listen Now
After a decade of declining costs, solar power is cheaper than ever. Goldman Sachs Research explains how in some parts of the world the costs of producing solar power are now lower than those of generating energy from fossil fuels. Watch Video
Goldman Sachs' Céline-Marie Méchain started the firm's private equity coverage business in France in 2000, at a time when the industry was relatively new. We caught up with Céline who shared her thoughts on the latest trends influencing the industry. Learn More
Pierre Hudry, head of the Paris office for Goldman Sachs, discusses the key considerations for his investment banking clients in France, from geopolitical uncertainty to increasing shareholder activism to market stability. Listen Now
Jo Hannaford of Goldman Sachs’ Technology Division discusses tech disruption in Europe and how companies are innovating amidst political and regulatory constraints. Listen Now
Goldman Sachs’ Artur Tomala and Brent Watson join us to talk through Poland’s economic, business and political environment and where the growing nation fits within the broader European region. Listen Now
Alberto Gandolfi of Goldman Sachs Research joins us to talk through Europe’s sustainable energy transformation, from the declining costs of wind and solar power to the growth in electric vehicles and more. Listen Now
Marc Nachmann, co-head of the Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division, joins us to talk through the key factors shaping Europe’s business climate, from corporate simplification to global trade tensions to increased scrutiny in the tech sector. Listen Now
As part of our closer look at emerging economic and market themes in Europe, Sharon Bell of Goldman Sachs Research discusses the performance of European equities, exploring why growth stocks are outperforming value, how populism impacts markets, what activists see in Europe, and the outlook for the region’s stocks through the rest of the year. Listen Now
As part of our close-up look at European economic and business trends, Goldman Sachs’ Wolfgang Fink discusses how Germany’s historically strong economy is undergoing a transformation adapting to the digital age. Listen Now
Anthony Gutman of the Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division discusses the European deal-making landscape on the latest episode of our podcast, Exchanges at Goldman Sachs. Listen Now
Richard Gnodde, vice chairman of Goldman Sachs and CEO of Goldman Sachs International, talks Brexit and its impact on the European business environment on our podcast, Exchanges at Goldman Sachs. Listen Now