Goldman Sachs Asset Management Appoints Philip Read

September 9, 2010

London 9 September, 2010 – Goldman Sachs Asset Management today announced the appointment of Philip Read as Senior Advisor to Global Portfolio Solutions (GPS), a provider of tailored portfolio advice and implementation as well as fiduciary and risk management solutions to large institutional clients.

Philip has extensive pensions industry knowledge and is currently Chair of the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme. Previously, he was the UK Pensions Manager and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Metal Box Pension Trustees Limited, responsible for determining and implementing the investment policy, as well as managing risk and performance measurement. Prior to Metal Box, Philip was a Director of Stanhope Pension Trust Limited and a member of the Investment Committee for General Electric Company’s pension plans in the UK, US and Canada.

Charles Baillie, Co-Head of Alternative Investments and Global Portfolio Solutions for Goldman Sachs Asset Management, commented:

“With 40 years of experience in the investment industry and as one of UK’s leading pension professionals, we are delighted that Philip is joining us as we continue to grow the GPS business. Philip will be of great value to our clients, bringing a deep understanding of the pensions sector and in-depth knowledge of the challenges facing plan sponsors and trustees.”

The Global Portfolio Solutions (GPS) Group in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs focuses on customized asset allocation, risk management, portfolio construction and investment advisory solutions for investors. Clients include sovereign wealth funds and central banks, corporate and public pension funds, endowments and foundations, and other institutional investors. With over 50 dedicated professionals in New York, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong, the GPS team leverages the global resources of Goldman Sachs, including its research expertise, market insights, risk management capabilities, and investment opportunities.‬‪‬‪

Goldman Sachs Asset Management is the asset management arm of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS), which manages $802 billion as of 30 June, 2010. Goldman Sachs Asset Management has been providing discretionary investment advisory services since 1989 and has investment professionals in all major financial centers around the world. The company offers investment strategies across a broad range of asset classes to institutional and individual clients globally. Founded in 1869, Goldman Sachs is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.

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