Over a hundred and fifty years ago, a German immigrant founded a small brokerage house, and few back then could have predicted that it would one day be one of the most powerful banks on earth. But how did it get there?
In 2006, the company became aware of the impending financial crisis, but instead of warning investors like a responsible institution, it exploited this knowledge to boost its profits. Now, as the bank faces numerous legal claims and accusations of misleading investors and Congress, a team of bankers, senators, and economists have come together to investigate its role in the crisis. Through interviews with experts and exhaustive research, this documentary will reveal the truth about Goldman Sachs’s business practices, exposing the culprits behind one of the biggest financial crashes in history.