Rumors about inadequate liquidity pushed Bear Stearns into the hands of JPMorgan Chase, led to the demise of Lehman Brothers, and resulted in life-saving U.S. government support for AIG in 2008.

Yet Goldman Sachs pushed away the rumors and calmed the frayed nerves concerning its own health, and Liz Beshel played an essential role in that effort as the firm's treasurer.

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