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CITY VIEWS: WOULD GOLDMAN SACHS BE RIGHT TO RETURN TO BIG BONUSES?

<strong>GARY FIELD </strong>CORNHILL FX<br />&ldquo;It certainly goes against the Obama administration&rsquo;s recent sentiments. But as a business that is trying to make money and move forward, they need to keep hold of their best staff if they want to continue with the same degree of success.&rdquo;<br /><strong><br />GRAEME STEPHEN </strong> HEDGE FUND<br />&ldquo;If they&rsquo;ve paid their bailout money back then it&rsquo;s their business and good on them &ndash; that&rsquo;s what capitalism is all about. Too many people are worried about the politics of envy. Everyone wants some and hates when others get it.&rdquo;<br /><strong><br />GUY MUNTON </strong> BARINGA PARTNERS<br />&ldquo;If you ask people round here, in the City, they won&rsquo;t think it&rsquo;s such a bad thing. But it does seem to go against what people read in the press coming from the government. With all of the changes to regulation, it seems like a bit of a contradiction in terms.&rdquo;<br /><strong><br />PAUL SMITH </strong>SYNERGY ADJUSTING<br />&ldquo;It&rsquo;s entirely up to them. If their staff have earned their money, why not give it to them. It&rsquo;s the same in any industry, you need to look after staff or they will move on to a competitor. They may have taken state aid but so what? They are doing well now.&rdquo;