William D. Cohan

business writer and former Wall Street investment banker

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William Cohan is an American business writer and former Wall Street investment banker. A former columnist for Bloomberg News, he is the author of Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World and the forthcoming Why Wall Street Matters.

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