Goldman picks Sarsfield to co-run $1.7trn asset management unit

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Goldman picks Sarsfield to co-run $1.7trn asset management unit

















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Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs Group Inc is promoting Luke Sarsfield to co-head of its asset-management business, putting an end to an anomaly atop one of its key units.

Chief Executive Officer David Solomon is set to disclose the leadership change this week in a division that oversees $1.7 trillion in assets, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Sarsfield’s promotion elevates him alongside Julian Salisbury, who had sole charge over the business for much of last year. That was an oddity at Goldman Sachs, which typically tasks at least two executives with the running key money-making

operations.

A spokesman for Goldman Sachs declined to comment.

Goldman Sachs restructured its business lines in 2020 and combined its investment-management arm with its merchant bank, creating a new unit that posted almost $15 billion in revenue last year. The firm had for several months left the role alongside Salisbury vacant after previous co-head Eric Lane announced his departure last March.

The asset-management business oversaw more than $2 trillion of assets worldwide as of September 30, 2021, according to a December press release.

Sarsfield, 48, spent about 20 years as a dealmaker, including various leadership roles in

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