Edward Forst

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Edward Forst
Occupation Former Co-Head, Investment Management
Employer Goldman Sachs
Location New York

Edward Forst is the former co-head of the investment management division at Goldman Sachs.[1] He left the company in December 2011 and was replaced by Eric S. Lane.


Forst joined Goldman Sachs in 1994, becoming chief administrative officer and a member of the management committee in 2004. He left the company and became executive vice president at Harvard University in 2008, and was also an advisor to Henry M. Paulson Jr. at that time.[2] Forst was then rehired by Goldman as senior strategy officer. He was later appointed as co-head of the investment management division there.

Professional Organizations

  • Carnegie Hall, Trustee
  • Goldman Sachs Executive Committee, Member & Treasurer
  • Harvard University’s Taskforce on Balanced Philanthropy, Co-Chair
  • Harvard University’s 30th Reunion campaign, Co-Chair
  • Harvard University’s Stem Cell Science Advisory Board, Member


  1. High-Level Goldman Executive Is Leaving the Firm. New York Times.
  2. EVP Forst to Leave Harvard. Harvard Magazine.