* Goldman Sachs co-General Counsel Gregory Palm is leaving the investment bank in the coming weeks, sources told Bloomberg News. Palm was initially due to leave Goldman in 2018.
* Elisabeth Bourqui has resigned as chief operating investment officer of public pension system California Public Employees' Retirement System after only eight months in the job, Axios reports.
* Blackstone Group-backed Exeter Finance filed for an initial public offering of its common stock.
* Citigroup is planning to establish a majority-owned securities joint venture in China after divesting its stake in Citi Orient Securities, sources told Reuters.
* Joseph Swedish, former CEO of insurance provider Anthem, has launched private equity firm Concord Health Partners, Axios reports.
* Trading company Virtu Financial expects to report 2018 fourth-quarter net income of $100 million to $129 million, higher than the year-ago figure of $33.4 million.
* Michelle Meyer, Bank of America's head of U.S. economics, said the minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee's meeting, which are due out at 2 p.m. ET today, could reveal the debates behind the committee's decision to increase interest rates, Bloomberg reports.
* The Bank of Canada is expected to keep its interest rate at 1.75% as officials wait and see how low oil prices and financial market uncertainties could impact the Canadian economy, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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