(Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s top tier will see the biggest infusion of partners during David Solomon’s run atop the finance giant.

The firm tapped 80 employees in its biennial ritual to join what has long been considered one of Wall Street’s most prestigious clubs, with less than 1% of the firm making up the top rank. This year’s class is 33% bigger than the one from 2020. 

It’s the most diverse group of executives elevated to Goldman’s top rank, with the most women and greatest number of Black employees ever promoted to partner, the New York-based firm said. The class includes 23 women and seven Black executives. Two-thirds of the new partners are based in the Americas, and more than quarter are from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The size of the class this year runs counter to the push to tamp down the scope of the promotions in the last two cycles in an effort to make it much more aspirational and exclusive. In the 2020 cycle, only 60 new entrants made it into the partnership -- the smallest group since before the firm went public -- and 69 in 2018, which marked Solomon’s first year overseeing the process.

One challenge with smaller classes has been the inability to overcome the struggles the bank has had in achieving gender balance, with the partnership still overwhelmingly dominated by men.

The partnership rank comes with special privileges, including pay that routinely climbs into several million dollars, the opportunity to invest in private funds without fees and a cut of profits from Goldman’s investment funds that are open to employees. Last year, after bumper profits, Goldman lavished special one-time payouts for only its partners.

The employees becoming partner on Jan. 1 are:

Osman Ali, New York

Amal Alibair, Washington

Jean Altier Bohm, New York

Frederick Baba, New York

Sivasubramanian Balaji, Bengaluru

Melissa Barrett, New York

Pierre Benichou, New York

Kerry Blum, New York

Michael Broadbery, New York

Robert Charnley, London

Rob Chisholm, San Francisco

Stephen Considine, London

Alicia Crighton, New York

Aneesh Daga, London

Ranga Dattatreya, New York

Alexis Deladerrière, New York

Jack Devaney, New York

Kene Ejikeme, London

John Fathers, New York

Zac Fletcher, Sydney

John Flood, New York

Kelly Galanis, New York

Gizelle George-Joseph, New York

Scot Goodman, New York

Betsy Gorton, New York

Ken Grahame, New York

Dinesh Gupta, Jersey City, New Jersey

Kay Haigh, London

Aiden Hallett, New York

Milan Hasecic, London

Stephanie Ivy Sanford, Los Angeles

Lear Janiv, London

Jessica Janowitz, New York

Moritz Jobke, London

Vanya Kasanof, New York

Sarah Kiernan, New York

Tony Kim, London

Chloe Kipling, London

Jennifer Kopylov, New York

Adam Lane, New York

Lia Larson, London

Risa Lederhandler, London

Naomi Leslie, New York

Justin Lomheim, London

Gina Lytle, San Francisco

Christiane Macedo, New York

John Manzi, New York

Shahmil Merchant, London

Pooja Mishra Prahlad, New York

Babak Molavi, London

Robert Mullane, London

Harsh Nanda, New York

Joseph Persky, New York

Raya Prabhu, New York

Richard Privorotsky, London

Ali Raissi-Dehkordy, London

Zeeshan Razzaqui, New York

Elizabeth Reed, New York

Christian Resch, London

Vanessa Resnick, New York

Fernando Rivera, New York

Faisal Shamsee, Singapore

Stephen Stites, New York

Rob Taylor, Hong Kong

Luc Teboul, New York

Troy Thornton, New York

Jason Tofsky, New York

Ben Wallace, New York

Brandon Watkins, San Francisco

Whitney Watson, New York

Greg Watts, Alpharetta, Georgia

Greg Wilson, New York

Ed Wittig, New York

William Wolcott, West Palm Beach, Florida

Isaac Wong, Hong Kong

Stuart Wrigley, Singapore

Rupam Yadav, New York

Jon Yarrow, London

Basak Yavuz, New York

Ryad Yousuf, London

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