Exclusive: Goldman Sachs bonus pool for investment bankers up 40-50%

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NEW YORK, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs (GS.N) increased its annual bonus pool for top-performing investment bankers by 40% to 50%, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said, after a record-breaking year for Wall Street dealmaking.

Wall Street's premier investment bank, which advised on some of the biggest M&A transactions across the world in 2021, said this week it would not shy away from handing out hefty bonuses to retain top talent, echoing comment from other banks.

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Reporting by Anirban Sen in Bengaluru and Matt Scuffham in New York;

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