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Goldman Sachs: David Solomon, veteran banker and part-time DJ, named new boss

Solomon, who moonlights as DJ D-Sol, will replace Lloyd Blankfein, the man who steered the bank into and out of the crisis

A veteran banker who also DJs under the stage name D-Sol has been named as the next chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs.

David Solomon, 56, will take over from the current boss, Lloyd Blankfein, on 1 October. Blankfein steered the bank into and out of the aftermath of the financial crisis – a crisis that proved almost existential for Goldman Sachs. The bank has recovered but he leaves as its trading business, once seen as the bank’s core strength, is struggling.

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