Goldman Sachs Presentation at Bernstein’s 38th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference
John Waldron, President and Chief Operating Officer, is scheduled to present at Bernstein’s 38th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. (ET).
President and Chief Operating Officer
Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements
Statements about the firm’s target metrics, including its target ROE, ROTE, efficiency ratio and CET1 capital ratios, and how they can be achieved, and statements about future operating expense (including future litigation expense), efficiency ratio targets and expense savings initiatives, the impact of both the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and related sanctions and other developments on its business, results, financial position and liquidity, the amount and composition of future Assets under Supervision and related revenues, anticipated asset sales, anticipated acquisitions, increases in wallet share, planned debt issuances, growth of deposits and other funding, asset liability management and funding strategies and associated interest expense savings, future geographic location of its employees, and the timing and profitability of its business initiatives, including the prospects of new businesses (including Transaction Banking and credit card partnerships) or new activities, its ability to increase its market share in incumbent businesses and its ability to achieve more durable revenues and higher returns from these initiatives, are forward-looking statements, and it is possible that the firm’s actual results may differ, possibly materially, from the targeted results indicated in these statements.
Forward looking statements, including those about the firm’s target ROE, ROTE, efficiency ratio, and expense savings, and how they can be achieved, are based on the firm’s current expectations regarding its business prospects and are subject to the risk that the firm may be unable to achieve its targets due to, among other things, changes in the firm’s business mix, lower profitability of new business initiatives, increases in technology and other costs to launch and bring new business initiatives to scale, and increases in liquidity requirements. Statements about the firm’s target ROE, ROTE and CET1 capital ratios, and how they can be achieved, are based on the firm’s current expectations regarding the capital requirements applicable to the firm and are subject to the risk that the firm’s actual capital requirements may be higher than currently anticipated because of, among other factors, changes in the regulatory capital requirements applicable to the firm resulting from changes in regulations or the interpretation or application of existing regulations or changes in the nature and composition of the firm’s activities or its expectations around the sale of assets. Statements about our AUS inflows targets and related revenues and capital reductions are based on our current expectations regarding our fundraising prospects and ability to sell assets and are subject to the risk that actual inflows and revenues and asset sales may be lower than expected due to, among other factors, competition from other asset managers, changes in investment preferences and changes in economic or market conditions. Statements about the timing, profitability, benefits and other prospective aspects of business and expense savings initiatives, the achievability of medium and long-term targets, the level and composition of more durable revenues and increases in market share are based on the firm’s current expectations regarding its ability to implement these initiatives and achieve these targets and goals and may change, possibly materially, from what is currently expected. Statements about the effects of the COVID-19
pandemic on the firm’s business results, financial position and liquidity are subject to the risk that the actual impact may differ, possibly materially, from what is currently expected. Statements about the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and related sanctions and other developments on our business, results and financial position are subject to the risks that hostilities may escalate and expand, that sanctions may increase and that the actual impact may differ, possibly materially, from what is currently expected. Due to the inherent uncertainty in these forward-looking statements, investors should not place undue reliance on the firm’s ability to achieve these results.
For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect the firm’s future business, results and financial condition, see “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021. You should also read the cautionary notes on forward-looking statements in our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 and Earnings Results Presentation for the quarter ended March 31, 2022. For more information regarding non-GAAP financial measures such as ROTE, refer to the information on the calculation of non-GAAP financial measures that is posted on the Investor Relations portion of our website: www.goldmansachs.com.
The statements in the presentation are current only as of June 2, 2022 and the firm does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect the impact of subsequent events or circumstances.