If so, they hired a real firecracker. Dealbook, meanwhile, filled the void with an annual meeting live blog. The highlights? There was this question: “Do you see a way the company can benefit from the possible collapse of the eurozone?” Also: A Lloyd Blankfein quip about the pay-rate for God’s work.
The shareholders proposals on which Goldman appears to be having its way: A result against cumulative voting—one share, one vote—on board matters; Against requiring certain executives to hold 75 percent compensatory shares for at least three years from the termination of employment; Against a proposal to provide greater transparency on lobbying expenses.