People News: Goldman, WisdomTree, JPMorgan


Jack Levy, one of four global co-chairmen of mergers and acquisitions at Goldman Sachs, is retiring after 15 years at the firm.

Bloomberg News reports that Levy, 61, tended client relationships, shepherded major transactions and mentored many fellow dealmakers, investment bank heads Richard J. Gnodde, David Solomon and John Waldron wrote in a memo announcing the departure. Before arriving in 2000, he spent more than two decades at Merrill Lynch.

In the meantime Bloomberg also reports that Jesper Koll, former head of equity research at JPMorgan in Tokyo, will join WisdomTree Investments as chief executive officer in Japan.

Koll will help open a Tokyo office for WisdomTree that is expected to start business later this year, the exchange-traded fund manager said in a statement Wednesday. 

Finally, Bloomberg News reports that energy banker Chris Getz is joining JPMorgan from Bank of America, where he has worked for about five years.

Getz has been named a Managing Director at JPMorgan, according to a company memo confirmed by a representative of the bank.

Getz, who starts in September, will be based in Houston and will report to Lackland Bloom and Paschall Tosch, co-heads of oil and natural gas investment banking.

Goldman M&A Co-Chairman Levy to Retire After 15 Years at Firm

WisdomTree Names Jesper Koll to Head ETF Maker’s Japan Unit

JPMorgan Hires Energy Banker Chris Getz From Bank of America

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