Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s stock price may fall and the board could come under pressure to change managers after European politicians followed a U.S. fraud suit with plans to scrutinize the firm, investors said.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s stock may drop and the board could come under pressure to change managers after European politicians followed a U.S. fraud suit with their own plans to scrutinize the firm, investors said.
Two years after Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. collapsed under $613 billion of debt, investors are questioning whether the investment-banking model that fueled record profits in the middle of the decade can be repaired.
In October 2010, private-equity baron Henry Roberts Kravis, in one of the grandest gestures of his life, pledged $100 million to his alma mater, Columbia Business School, to help pay for the expansion of its upper Manhattan campus. His ability to throw that kind of cash around was helped by the start of trading of his buyout company, KKR & Co., on the New York Stock Exchange three months earlier.
U.S. stocks rose, snapping a two- day decline in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as the Bank of Japan increased its asset-purchase target and sales of existing American homes rose more than forecast.
Just as Goldman Sachs Group Inc. prepares to unveil business standards aimed at improving its reputation after settling fraud charges last year, the Facebook Inc. stock sale to clients shines new light on the firm’s potential conflicts of interest.