Goldman’s J. Aron Era Ends With David Solomon’s Rise

By Anonymous

The C-suite dominance of the bank’s commodities traders is coming to an end

When Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased commodities brokerage J. Aron & Co. 37 years ago, it acquired a bloodline of executives that would come to dominate the firm’s upper reaches for years.

That era is over.

Lloyd Blankfein, who joined J. Aron as a gold salesman in 1982 and became Goldman’s chief executive in 2006, is retiring on Oct....