GOLDMAN LOOK TO EXPAND INVESTMENT BANKING COVERAGE – Goldman Sachs bankers are going to expand across the globe in order to win a thousand more clients. Lloyd Blankfein said in the annual letter to shareholders that the bank will increase its investment banking scope by “approximately 1,000 companies”. The effort will be global but North America would have more senior bankers deployed to it in cities, such as Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle and Toronto because the bank feels as though they are increasingly important corporate hubs. The goal of bringing on 1,000 more clients is unusual for Goldmans and somewhat breaks from a tradition of being wary putting out hard targets. Nevertheless Goldman broke from tradition last October when it made plans to earn an extra $5bn. #SpartanInternational