• IMD, GSAM, Americas Client Business, Platform Development - Analyst/Associate

    Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    2018-46306
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Analyst, Associate
    Function(s)
    Investment Management
    Region
    Americas
    Division
    Investment Management Division
    Business Unit
    ASG - Platform Development
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

    GOLDMAN SACHS ASSET MANAGEMENT

     

    Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) is one of the world’s leading investment managers and is focused on providing institutional and individual investors with investment and advisory solutions. Our broad and deep platform of investment solutions include fixed income, money markets, public equity, commodities, hedge funds, private equity and real estate. More information about GSAM can be found at www.gsam.com.

     

    Our clients are at the center of everything we do. They are global, with complex challenges that require deep investment expertise and dedicated client service to help them achieve their unique investment goals. We serve a diverse range of clients who rely on us to help them understand markets, deliver innovative investment solutions and plan for their future.

     

    PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT TEAM

     

    The Platform Development Team within GSAM’s Americas Client Business is responsible for advancing commercial opportunities and deepening relationships across a diverse set of financial intermediaries that include wealth management firms, asset managers, DC/DB platforms and consultants, outsourced CIOs and FinTech providers. The team is focused on marketing GSAM’s full suite of investment strategies and vehicles to those intermediaries for placement within their discretionary portfolios and recommended lists.

     

    We work closely with investment professionals who manage discretionary portfolios, recommended lists, and provide asset allocation guidance. Our main responsibility is to understand their investment needs, consult on appropriate GSAM investment solutions and shepherd final stages of the sales process. Beyond providing investment solutions, the team deepens relationships with clients by delivering best-in-class client service, valuable market insights and unique advisory services.

     

    YOUR IMPACT

     

    We are seeking a hardworking, detailed-oriented Analyst/Associate to partner with a senior business development professional. The candidate’s primary responsibility is to support all sales and client service activities across a diverse set of strategically important clients and prospects. The candidate will also be expected over time to lead the development of their own accounts and contribute to the broader Platform Development team.

     

    This position is an exciting opportunity for ambitious professionals who seek to expand their client facing experience with institutional investors, sharpen their business development skills, and deepen their knowledge of asset management distribution and investments/markets.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with a senior business development professional to develop and execute on strategies aimed at retaining assets and winning new mandates/placements with financial intermediary clients and prospects
    • Collaborate with GSAM stakeholders including Portfolio Management, Product Strategy, Communications, Legal and Compliance, Sales Management and National Accounts
    • Manage the fulfillment and delivery of periodic client deliverables along with developing  marketing resources aimed at promoting GSAM’s investment insights and investment solutions
    • Support meeting coordination which includes scheduling, meeting preparation and follow up
    • Serve as a day-to-day contact for clients and manage ad hoc inquiries/requests in a timely manner
    • Organize and maintain client information, internal analysis, internal reporting requirements and client deliverable tracking
    • Develop strong knowledge of focus clients, retail and institutional distribution, GSAM’s platform of investment strategies/structures and GSAM’s investment themes
    • Communicate GSAM’s insights and investment solutions along with occasionally attending client meetings and conferences (limited travel required)
    • Contribute to the Platform Development team by sharing relevant updates, supporting business projects and acting as an internal advocate for the business

     

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE WE’RE LOOKING FOR

     

    Basic Qualifications:

    • 3 to 5 years of experience working in investment management sales and/or relationship management
    • Experience working with investment professionals at intermediary or institutional clients
    • Experience marketing equity, fixed income and/or alternative investment strategies
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
    • Commercially minded with strong business judgement
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and willingness to “pitch in” when needed
    • Ability to multi-task under tight deadlines and maintain both composure and focus under pressure
    • Attention to detail with a sense of urgency
    • Ability to prioritize and manage tasks with autonomy
    • Ability to take initiative and be proactive
    • Willingness to travel occasionally if needed
    • Genuine passion for investments and working with institutional clients
    • Series 7 and 63 licenses

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • CFA designation or MBA or equivalent advance degree (or progress towards) is a plus

     

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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