New associates that join the Investment Management Division have a graduate degree or several years of work experience.
New Associates attend a global orientation designed to provide the quantitative and qualitative foundation necessary to understand the investment management industry, and Goldman Sachs' approach to it, while providing an overview of the firm and our products. The program also provides opportunities to interact with your peers and to establish a network of contacts throughout the division.
Associate Orientation and Private Wealth Management Training
Training for Private Wealth Management and Asset Management is conducted together for two weeks to provide incoming associates with exposure to both businesses. During this time, associates receive foundational business and professional skills training, including product and services overviews and a snapshot of the competitive landscape.
Training specific to Private Wealth Management continues for an additional four months. You will receive extensive preparation to equip you with market and product knowledge as well as the communication and consultative selling skills needed to succeed in your new role. You will also be assigned a coach from your home office to help build strong, personalized learning, and feedback from proven leaders and sales professionals.
Private Wealth Management associates participate in “non-home” rotations to learn best practices and gain an appreciation for day-to-day activities. You will also receive preparatory training for all pertinent regulatory exams.
Exams and group projects are conducted throughout the program to assess your comprehension of fundamental topics. You will also be asked to compile a formal business plan and successfully complete an extensive exit interview. Training is intellectually demanding and requires much of your time during this period. It also includes a strong networking aspect to start you on the road to building global contacts.