Goldman Sachs monitors for some pretty strange words in emails. CNBC has come into possession of a long, long list of things that Goldman Sachs purportedly screens for. They include phrases like, “supposed to be the top best financial company,” “let me remind you,” and “I am not a happy camper.”
With most banks a lot more vigilant about monitoring emails and messaging services in the wake of the LIBOR and FX scandals, it’s not just Goldman that’s keep a close eye on communications from its staff. And it’s not just about what you write in emails – Erkin Adlov, a former Goldman Sachs equities analyst, is developing a system that also keeps tabs on the speed with which employees communicate on telephone calls (If your speech slows, it suggests you’re contemplating a lie).
We spoke to a senior compliance monitoring professional who’s worked across banks on Wall Street. Goldman’s list aside, he said most banks monitor messages for the words below. Include them at your peril…
Blue Horseshoe (from movie Wall Street)
on the DL
For your eyes only
Wait and see
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