Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said 84 employees -- including the largest percentage of women ever -- have been named partner, a title that remains among the most prestigious on Wall Street more than 17 years after the firm went public.

The promotions, which take place every two years, are up from the 78 appointed in 2014 and the most since 110 were selected in 2010, the investment bank said Wednesday in a statement. Goldman Sachs named 70 partners in 2012, the fewest in its history as a public company. Partners, known as participating managing directors, typically receive a $950,000 salary, a cut of a special bonus pool and the opportunity to invest in private funds.

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