Goldman's Gilday exiting for Morgan Stanley; NYSE floor ops being given away

|About: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS)|By:, SA News Editor

Formerly Goldman's (GS +0.7%) head of EMEA syndicate and leveraged capital markets, Ian Gilday took on a new role there last year as head of origination and collateralized loan obligations for the region. Reuters reports he's exiting for an as yet unknown role at Morgan Stanely (MS +1%), though it's speculated he could fill the hole left by the departure of Mark Walsh, formerly co-head of European leveraged finance (he left for Credit Suisse).

In other Goldman news, the bank is in talks with Dutch firm IMC Financial Markets for the sale of its NYSE floor-trading unit for basically peanuts. The business - once part of Spear, Leeds & Kellogg - was purchased by Goldman in 2000 for $6.5B, but the price being talked about now is just $300M. Times have changed.