Goldman Sachs’ incoming chief, David Solomon, is shaking things up.
Marty Chavez, the investment banking giant’s CFO until now, is being reassigned to lead the firm’s securities arm.
The move comes in the wake of Chavez facing an unsatisfactory 18-month stint in his latest role, especially one that failed to excite investors and analysts. A former technologist, analysts were of the view that finance was not his forte.
“Marty is not a person who came up through the finance organization. With this, it looks like he’s going back to something that looks like much more of a natural fit,” research analyst Guy Moszkowski said in an interview.
In a memo sent to employees, here’s what Goldman’s CEO Lloyd Blankfein and its incoming boss David Solomon wrote:
We are pleased to announce that John E. Waldron will become the president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs, effective October 1, and that Stephen M. Scherr will become chief financial officer, effective November 5 following the filing of our third quarter results.
John and Stephen will work closely with David to develop and execute our strategy, grow our client franchise, ensure strong risk and capital management and safeguard our unique culture. Having worked together over the course of their careers at the firm in a number of different businesses, John and Stephen bring the right complement of skills to help lead the firm through their respective roles.
John has played a critical role in sustaining and enhancing our global position in M&A and underwriting since being named co-head of the Investment Banking Division (IBD) in 2014. As a long-tenured leader in IBD, John has helped us to develop many of the firm’s most important client relationships and to drive our global coverage strategy.
John previously served as global head of Investment Banking Services/Client Coverage for IBD. Prior to that, while based in London, he was global co-head of the Financial Sponsors Group from 2007 to 2009. Before that, he co-headed Leveraged Finance from 2005 to 2007 and co-headed the Media and Entertainment Group in IBD from 2002 to 2005. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 and was named managing director in 2001 and partner in 2002.
John serves on the Management Committee, Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee, Firmwide Business Planning Committee, IBD Executive Committee and IBD Client and Business Standards Committee.
Stephen has been chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Bank USA since 2016. He is also head of the Consumer & Commercial Banking Division. In that role, Stephen has led our effort to build a digital consumer business that represents a significant opportunity to serve millions of new customers and meaningful new growth for Goldman Sachs.
He chairs the Goldman Sachs Bank USA Management Committee and serves on the Management Committee, Firmwide Risk Committee, Firmwide Finance Committee and Firmwide Investment Policy Committee.
Stephen joined Goldman Sachs in 1993 as an associate in the Financial Institutions Group. In 1996, he transferred to Emerging Markets/Capital Markets in the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division. Over the next several years, Stephen held a number of senior roles across the firm, including as chief operating officer for the Investment Banking Division, global head of the Financing Group from 2008 to 2014, head of our Latin American business and the firm’s chief strategy officer from 2014 to 2017. He was named managing director in 2001 and partner in 2002.
John and Stephen have been exceptional leaders and have distinguished themselves in their commitment to our culture of teamwork and client service. Please join us in congratulating both of them and wishing them continued success.
How Big Real Estate Moguls Avoid Taxes (And How You Can, Too) 👀
I was looking around Google for an old article on tax strategies and this five-year old video of myself happened to pop up.
I’m interviewing a tax expert about how real estate investors avoid paying taxes in perpetuity—AND how everyday citizens can do the same thing.
There’s the 1031 exchange, of course, which I’ve shared with you guys before.
Just to refresh your memory, the 1031 Exchange allows you to roll over gains from your last project into a new property TAX FREE—as long as said property is worth the same or more.
But there’s ANOTHER TAX LOOPHOLE that can take your portfolio to an entirely new level by splitting your capital gains into MULTIPLE properties.
So I thought I’d share it with you guys. 💎
You can check it out here.
Let me know what you think. 😎
PS: In our next update, I’m going to break down how real estate moguls get paid from their properties…tax free. 👀
PPS: If you want to learn how to implement generational wealth strategies like this one, you can join our NYCE wealth academy (TRIBE U) here.
How I run a $300M+ business from the beach…(and how you can TOO!)
Yes, you read that right.
If there’s anything the pandemic taught us, it’s that the paradigm of “office” and “workspace” has been shaken to its CORE.
Universities are teaching via Zoom, court dates are done virtually, FULLY REMOTE businesses are valued at $1B+, and legitimate Inc. 5000 startups are run from…wherever. 📲
This is my office for the day…
I am actually running our business from the beach, typing this from here.
It’s 4:28 pm CET, which means it’s 10:28 am EST and I am CRUSHING my to-do list.
(And the team will continue to crush it while I’m asleep. That’s the 🗝)
So how did we get here?
As a result, we shut down our main office and set EVERYTHING up to run remotely…
SMOOTHLY! And a system that allows us to outperform competition by 200%. (You can build this system, too. More on this in a second.)
Here’s what we were able to do since then:
- Gained 6M+ followers across all platforms 📈
- Add 1500+ new apartments to the portfolio 🤑
- Grow to $300M in real estate 🚀
- 105% investor returns 🎉
- 700K+ community members 🤝
And here’s the best part…
Having team members in all the main time zones gives us a 24-hour work cycle vs. 9-5/eight-hour on-the-clock performance.
This means we get 3x the productivity of a similar company. 🔥
Let me repeat that…3x PRODUCTIVITY vs. our competitors.
Meanwhile our project management software grants us 24-hour TEAM-WIDE connectivity that tracks all tasks and lets us know if productivity dips even a little bit.
There is ALWAYS someone senior awake. It could be Martin in Barcelona…Nat in New York…Vineet & Arif in New Delhi.
All the while giving YOU GUYS wealth hacks and daily content. 🔥
OK, so how can you do it?!
Well, the first step is to have an actual side hustle you’re launching. Not just an idea, a validated business.
MAJOR KEY: Do NOT spend money until you’ve made your FIRST DOLLAR! 🗝🗝🗝🗝
(You can catch a replay Business Launch masterclass here and see TRIBE member Nessa launched her business on the spot and got her first $45K client shortly after.)
One of the easiest ways to start is with Airbnb—you can start that in 10 minutes. Literally. (Here’s a guide if you need it.)
Once you have your business, you build a virtual infrastructure (you really just need two softwares, which are FREE), manage the team accordingly and run the business from there.
I’m gonna put together a step-by-step video breakdown this weekend inside the new TRIBE U on the FIVE key things you need to do this for YOURSELF. 💵 💎
From what software to use, how to build a team, how to keep.
In the meantime, drop a comment if you’re ready to build some wealth and any questions if you want more…
Let’s get to work. 🙌
NYCE CEO: Apps Like Robinhood Have A Responsibility To Their Young Investors
Investor and popular Instagram influencer Philip Michael says new fintechs need to take greater responsibility for their younger traders.
“Promoting financial literacy is a must, but encouraging risky gambling is reckless,” Philip Michael, NYCE CEO, says.
In 2020, a 20-year-old Robinhood trader killed himself after engaging in risky options trading and seeing his balance $730,000 in the red, leading to a wrongful death lawsuit against the investment app.
“The main apps onboard as many new users as humanly possible, but there’s really no educational process,” Michael says, “and these first-time investors are left to figure things out on their own.”
NYCE—a fintech focused on creating wealth for minorities—wants to create 100,000 millionaires through real estate investments and wealth education.
Through its app, investors can own shares in apartment complexes for as little as $100.
Since launching, NYCE has set records for most new first-time BIPOC real estate owners, buying over 1500 apartments in the pandemic and splitting ownership with its investor crowd.
Once investors are in, NYCE automatically enrolls investors in an online wealth academy (TRIBE) that teaches basic wealth principles, responsible investing and how to spot irregular fads like altcoins and meme stocks.
“Becoming a millionaire is a function of time and habit, not luck and one-time scores,” Michael says. “The micro-investments are really just the gateway drug to that wealth mindset.”