Goldman's Commodities Trading Desk Dodged the Ax and Is Minting Billions Again

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Ed Emerson, the head of the desk who stuck around as peers and supportive bosses left before its turnaround, will be among the highest-paid partners at Goldman this bonus season, people with knowledge of the matter said. In a year of record profits, pay for some of the firm’s top performers will surpass $30 million, the people said. That’s more than the company has awarded its chief executive officer in recent years.