Global Compliance

The Global Compliance division is dedicated to protecting the reputation of the firm and managing risk across all business areas.

What We Do

Working closely with each business, our professionals interpret and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and determine how the firm can appropriately pursue global market opportunities. We monitor regulatory trends and changes in all jurisdictions in which the firm does business, and we share information and collaborate with regulators to manage financial market risk.

Who We Look For

Global Compliance professionals are committed to integrity and excellence. They come from a variety of academic backgrounds and career paths, including lawyers, accountants, financial analysts, information technology specialists, management consultants, sales professionals and traders.

We look for analytical and detail-oriented individuals with excellent project management skills and a keen interest in financial markets, products, and securities laws and regulations. Our team-based culture also values strong communication and interpersonal skills, sound judgment, curiosity, and adaptability in our fast-paced and dynamic environment.

How We’re Organized

Global Compliance is organized broadly into divisional compliance groups, which are embedded into the areas they support, and centralized compliance groups, which survey risks and manage regulatory affairs, services and resources related to all businesses and employees of the firm globally. These centralized groups include:

  • Control Room
  • Financial Crime Compliance: comprised of, among other groups, the Anti-Money Laundering/Suspicious Activities Group, the Government Sanctions Group and the Anti-Bribery Group
  • Global Compliance Employee Services
  • Global Compliance Testing
  • Global Compliance Training
  • Regulatory Practice Group
  • Regulatory Reporting
  • Surveillance Analytics

“I learned early on that you have to seize opportunities as they are presented ”

Executive Director/Vice President, Private Wealth Management Compliance, Global Compliance, New York

We Invest in Our People


We created Goldman Sachs University to help our people grow professionally – starting with their orientation and integration into the firm and continuing with ongoing development over the course of their careers.


From ongoing feedback to diverse talent programs, we’re committed to empowering our people to drive their own development and expand their horizons.

Apprenticeship Culture

We emphasize an apprenticeship culture in which our junior team members learn by working closely with seasoned professionals. We believe this is critical to developing the next generation of Goldman Sachs leaders.