Goldman Sachs Hires William Archer As Chief Underwriting Officer For Global Credit Products

Move advances the integration of credit products onto single platform

NEW YORK –Goldman, Sachs & Co. announced the appointment of William W. Archer to the newly created position of Chief Underwriting Officer for Global Credit Products in the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) Division. Mr. Archer, who was named a Managing Director, will also join FICC's Capital Commitments Committee. A 26-year industry veteran, Mr. Archer joins the firm from Deutsche Bank, where he most recently served as Co-Global Head of Non-Investment Grade Debt Underwriting.

In his new role, Mr. Archer will apply his significant credit and transaction experience to the firm's capital commitment and due diligence efforts, with a focus on providing innovative financing structures to clients.

Mr. Archer's appointment comes at a time when Goldman Sachs is integrating its investment grade and high yield bond businesses with its lending activities into a single origination, sales and trading platform.

"Hiring someone of Bill Archer's caliber underscores the firm's deep commitment to our credit franchise," said Edward C. Forst, Co-Head of Credit Products at Goldman Sachs. "Given our new integrated structure and by adding Bill to the team, we will have the tools in place to serve client needs across asset and product classes – and the entire credit spectrum – more efficiently and creatively."

Beginning in 1981, Mr. Archer served in a variety of positions at Bankers Trust, focusing primarily on the media industry in corporate finance, loan syndication and private equity. In 1999, he was promoted to Deputy Chief Credit Officer. Following Deutsche Bank's acquisition of Bankers Trust, Mr. Archer served as Chief Credit Officer for Bankers Trust and was also Co-Global Head of Non-Investment Grade Debt Underwriting for Deutsche Bank. Mr. Archer began his career in 1976 in corporate finance at National Westminster Bank, USA. He holds a BA in Business Administration from Rutgers University and an MBA from New York University.

Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high net worth individuals. Founded in 1869, it is one of the oldest and largest investment banking firms. The firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world.

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