Jim Esposito: Steady under fire
As part of Euromoney's 50th anniversary coverage, we profile some of the biggest names that we interviewed for our April capital markets focus.
Jim Esposito is the global co-head of securities at Goldman Sachs. During 23 years in the capital markets, Esposito has gone from emerging market fixed income sales to new issue debt syndicate to capital markets to global securities. He was named managing director in 2002 and partner in 2006.
Jim Esposito, Goldman Sachs
He spent the first decade of his career structuring complex deals for EM clients – such as future flow receivables trades for double-A rated oil companies. This gave him an excellent grounding for the challenges that were to come.
“I started my career in financial markets working in emerging market debt,” he tells Euromoney. “This was a fantastic learning ground for experiencing a unique combination of complexity and volatility.”
Esposito was at Goldman and working for Lloyd Blankfein during both the Russia crisis in 1998 and the financial crisis in 2007.