Goldman bullish on asset-management unit

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It’s the smallest division at Goldman Sachs and usually the last one investors ask about. It generated only half as much revenue in 2014 as the rival business at JPMorgan.

Bloomberg News reports that for years, the bank’s investment-management unit struggled to restore confidence. One hedge fund, Global Alpha, lost 40% in 2007 and another had to be rescued.

Returns on its mutual funds trailed the average of peers for a three-year period ending in 2010. Five different people ran the division in the span of 12 months.

Now, after a turnaround that saw an 11% jump in revenue last year, the most since the financial crisis, and $111bn of new assets, the bank’s ugly duckling is swanning. The two men who run the unit - Timothy O’Neill and Eric Lane - say annual growth will remain above 10% for the foreseeable future, buoyed by what they see as an inevitable shift back to actively managed funds and more lending to wealthy individuals.

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Goldman Predicts Growth in Asset-Management Unit Will Exceed 10%

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