Goldman Sachs To Cut Jobs In Asia While Bitcoin Thrives
As far as the official explanation for this round of job cuts goes, Goldman Sachs blames the harsh environment since the financial crisis.
Our society is going through some very difficult economic times right now. Banks and financial institutions are axing jobs left and right. Goldman Sachs will cut nearly 30% of their Asian investment jobs over the next few years. Slow growth, and the emergence of alternative finance are two driving factors for this decision. Interestingly enough, the majority of jobs will be cut in regions where Bitcoin is thriving.
Goldman Sachs Struggles In Asia
The going is getting very tough for Goldman Sachs and similar financial service providers. The Asian investment banking sector is slowing down to a crawl, forcing job cuts left, right, and center. Particularly mergers and acquisitions, as well as equity and debt capital markets, are two sectors where a lot of people will be let go.
To put this into perspective, Goldman Sachs has roughly 300 investment bankers active in the Asian region This round of job cuts will reduce that number to just over 200. That does not seem all that much, considering these people would be responsible for investment banking across all of Asia.
This post was published at NewsBTC on 9:30 pm September 24, 201.