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Late Lunchtime Links: Senior Goldman Sachs partner writes outstandingly sycophantic letter of resignation

Don't burn bridges when you resign

Don't burn bridges when you resign

We had Greg Smith and we had the flattering resignation of Michael Rubinoff from Bank of America. Now, Muneer Satter, a senior Goldman Sachs Partner who’s worked for the firm for 24 years provides further instruction in how to resign whilst keeping as many doors open as possible.

Satter appears to have sent his resignation letter to PR Newswire to ensure it gets maximum publicity. You can see it here. Loaded with compliments, it reads as a eulogy to Goldman Sachs, to his colleagues and to his clients. Hence, Goldman is a, “global leader,” where Muneer would “stay forever” if he could. His colleagues at Goldman are, “an outstanding group of individuals,” who are “very talented.” And his clients are, “wonderful.”

Needless to say Satter has no intention of going off and selling his Goldman memoirs to the highest bidder. He’s only leaving because he’s already made a lot of money planning to spend more time with his wife and five children. He plans to, “remain close” to the firm, and will remain as vice chairman of the Goldman Sachs Foundation and GS Gives. After so gushing a valediction we assume they will be pleased to have him around.


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Comments (2)

  1. As farewells go, it might make you want to gag. Then again, those of us who hiss and spit don’t get asked back…this is a man who knows which side his bread is buttered. And he’s had how many years of Goldman/Stepford training? C’mon. What did you expect?

  2. Never done nothing? My English teacher would pass out. Can we have a little precision with the language in The Times please? Of course, eFC would never stoop to such solecisms…

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