Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) delivers innovative investment solutions through a global, multi-product platform that offers clients the advantages that come with working with a large firm, while maintaining the benefits of a boutique.
GSAM consists of various investment teams across four specialized areas.
Fundamental Equity teams conduct original, bottom-up research across a broad range of capitalizations and styles, spanning global developed and emerging markets. This team utilizes growth equity, value equity, global equity and real estate securities strategies.
Quantitative Investment Strategies uses advanced quantitative methods to systematically uncover and exploit sources of alpha. Our proprietary risk models seek to ensure that risk is actively managed and allocated according to our investment criteria. We offer a range of strategies across market capitalizations, regions and investment styles that can be tailored to meet specific client demands.
Fixed Income seeks to uncover opportunities across borders and in under-researched markets. We use independent specialist teams for bottom-up and top-down decisions, and for generating strategies within their areas of expertise. The Fixed income team includes Money Market products.
The Central Funding Desk of the Investment Management Division is the group that is responsible for all aspects of funding and liquidity management for all businesses in the Investment Management Division, including Repo, Securities Lending, Cash Management, Prime Broker Relationships, and Liquidity Risk Management.
Alternative Investments include Hedge Fund Strategies, Global Manager Strategies, Private Equity Group, Real Estate Investment Group and the Liberty Harbor and Goldman Sachs Investment Partners. As investors seek different ways to generate alpha and diversify risk, demand for innovative strategies has increased. As a leading provider of these solutions, we offer the flexibility, skill and resources to meet our clients’ specific investment objectives.
AIMS Hedge Fund Strategies is one of the largest and most deeply resourced, globally deployed, fund of hedge fund investment houses. It runs both sector-specific and multi-strategy funds that represent a research and investment effort spanning the entire hedge fund universe.
AIMS Global Manager Strategies is a leader in external long-only manager selection for both Institutional and Private Wealth Management clients globally. The group offers access to world class, limited-capacity boutique investment managers in the equity and fixed income asset classes and sub-styles. For institutional clients, the team serves in a fiduciary management capacity.
AIMS Private Equity Group is one of the leading private equity fund-of-funds and secondaries managers in the world, investing across a variety of private equity strategies, including primary commitments, co-investments and secondary market investments. The group’s investors include the world's leading pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, high net worth individuals as well as Goldman Sachs and its employees.
The Real Estate Investment Group invests across a variety of real estate strategies, including direct investment opportunities for the firm’s high net worth and institutional clients in core and core plus commercial real estate assets. The Group also offers access to primary commitments, co-investments, secondary market investments and real estate advisory services.
Liberty Harbor is a global multi-strategy fundamental investment fund, with a credit oriented focus. The team seeks to combine fundamental analysis with cross-product expertise to achieve attractive risk adjusted returns by discovering mispricings across capital structures and investing on both a directional and relative value basis and exploiting arbitrage and event driven opportunities. The team has continued to expand its international capabilities.
Goldman Sachs Investment Partners is an opportunistic multi-disciplinary hedge fund employing an intensive fundamental approach to investing. The Fund seeks asymmetric risk-reward opportunities to achieve equity like returns. The team has cross-market capabilities, with experience capturing synergies across the capital structure in both public and private markets.
Global Portfolio Solutions is a leading provider of multi-asset class investment solutions tailored to the specific needs and objectives of institutional clients. With professionals located around the world focused on investment and services, the team performs research, develops market insights, implements and manages multi-asset allocation strategies including tactical investment decisions and the specific application of risk management strategies and processes.
The AIMS Client Portfolio Solutions ("CPS") team is responsible for managing client interactions and relationships across the AIMS platform, and developing unique and tailored alternative investment and traditional assets solutions to suit client needs. CPS identifies and researches prospective investors, analyzes the role of alternative investments in portfolios, and works with clients, the AIMS investment teams, and the AIMS Risk Management & Analytics team to develop and execute client-specific portfolio solutions, as well as deepen and expand client relationships by providing thoughtful and responsive client service.
The AIMS Risk Management & Analytics team is responsible for the operational evaluation of external managers in the investment process, quantitative risk management, performance measurement, and oversight of business infrastructure and new product implementation across AIMS. The team works closely with the AIMS investments teams, AIMS Client Portfolio Solutions, and other areas of the firm including client services, fund accounting/controllers, operations, and technology to ensure the integrity of the AIMS business and the managers on the AIMS platform.
Institutional and Third Party Distribution
Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) Distribution is responsible for selling GSAM products and services both directly to institutions and, through third party channels, to markets around the world. GSAM applies insights and risk management expertise to help institutional and individual investors with their financial goals. We focus on building and maintaining long-term client relationships and managing client assets using our core strengths of insight, ability and responsibility.
US Institutional Distribution
US Institutional Distribution works to develop and execute thoughtful investment solutions for our diverse client base which includes corporate and public pension funds, foundations and endowments, insurers, financial institutions and governments. With the goal of increasing assets and revenues of the Firm, Sales teams are responsible for selling a broad spectrum of institutional products, including hedge funds, private equity, fixed income and equities. In addition, they collaborate with clients through conferences and client presentations on institutional topics, including asset allocation, risk budgeting and asset/liability management. They work closely with our Business Development and Strategic Marketing teams to ensure that our presentation materials, request for proposals, thought leadership and critical communications enhance the client experience.
Third Party Distribution
Third Party Distribution ("TPD") primarily targets individuals through financial intermediaries including wire-houses, regional broker-dealers, banks, insurance companies and RIAs. These "third parties" in turn, make GSAM solutions available to retail and institutional investors through a variety of investment vehicles including: mutual funds, separate accounts, and alternative products. GSAM has over 1,500 distributors of our mutual funds spanning 60,000+ investment advisor relationships with over 4 million individual retail accounts.
Global Shareholder Services is a sales-aligned service organization that provides Investor servicing and recordkeeping with focus on enabling distribution, providing consultative services, creating scale and controls and being financially relevant to the business.