Closing conditions

Author: | Published: 27 Mar 2018

Revolving doors

The second week of March was a busy one when it comes to executive moves. Two of the most senior figures in the US business and financial communities left their role (Gary Cohn, chief economic adviser to President Trump) or were possibly/probably retiring (Lloyd Blankfein, current chief executive of Goldman Sachs).

Blankfein has since denied he was set to leave his job any time soon, posting on his twitter account that this was the Wall Street Journal's announcement, not his. 'I feel like Huck Finn listening to his own eulogy,' he noted.

Cohn's departure, on the other hand, has set the rumour mill going at full speed, with some even suggesting for a minute he...