As the map demonstrates, Goldman personnel, past and present, have ties not only to the Fed but to other central banks, including the Bank of England, the Bank of Canada, the Bank of Japan and European Central Bank. (Solid lines in the map represent current connections; dotted lines are former. Roll your mouse over connecting lines to see relationships.)
Former World Bank President Robert Zoellick was a vice chairman of Goldman, as was Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank.
In the years since the financial crisis, the company has shown a special interest in central bank economists.
Andrew Benito, senior European economist for Goldman, left the Bank of England to join the company. Naohiko Baba, who headed of financial systems analysis at the Bank of Japan, is now the firm’s chief economist for Japan. Huw Pill, former deputy director general of research at the European Central Bank, is now chief European economist at Goldman.