• GSAM, AIMS Imprint, Private Team, Associate

    Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    2018-49152
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Associate
    Function(s)
    Investment Management
    Region
    Americas
    Division
    Investment Management Division
    Business Unit
    AIMS Imprint Strategies
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

    INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

    We’re a team of trusted advisors who provide innovative investment solutions to help our clients meet their financial goals. From private wealth to asset management, we work with specialists and groups from around the firm to help high-net-worth individuals and institutions across various industries navigate changing markets and make smart investments. We value self-starters with an entrepreneurial spirit, but still provide the support and resources to ensure your success.

     

    The Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) Group provides investors with investment and advisory solutions, across leading hedge fund managers, private equity funds, real estate managers, public equity strategies and fixed income strategies. AIMS manages globally diversified programs, targeted sector-specific strategies, customized portfolios, and a range of advisory services. Our investors access opportunities through new fund commitments, fund-of-fund investments, strategic partnerships, secondary-market investments, co-investments, and seed-capital investments. With over 200 professionals across eight offices around the world, the AIMS Group provides manager diligence, portfolio construction, risk management, impact investing and ESG research, and liquidity solutions to investors, drawing on Goldman Sachs’ market insights and risk management expertise. We extend these global capabilities to the world’s leading sovereign wealth funds, pension plans, governments, financial institutions, endowments, foundations, and family offices, for which we invest or advise on over $200 billion of alternative investments, public equity strategies and fixed income strategies.

     

    AIMS Imprint is the thematic group within AIMS mandated to invest in ESG and Impact Investments. The focus of AIMS Imprint is to make high performing financial investments across opportunities that deliver intentional and measurable social and environmental benefit. AIMS Imprint sources, evaluates, and invests across equity, credit, and real asset public and private investments. Within the private markets, AIMS Imprint invests across eight thematic areas: Clean Energy, Sustainable Transport, Education, Health, Financial Inclusion, Food & Agriculture, Waste & Materials, and Ecosystem Services.

     

    Historically, impact investing at GS has often been associated with the Firm’s philanthropic and community engagement efforts.  Much of this impact work was driven from a GS corporate vantage point using balance sheet capital and was not accessible to our clients in IMD, who are increasingly seeking help to integrate ESG and Impact investments into their portfolios. To address this need, ESG and Impact Investing was launched as a division wide initiative in 2014 and bolstered by our 2015 acquisition of Imprint Capital, the largest dedicated ESG and impact advisory business in the U.S. We now have more than 30 full time professionals working on ESG and impact investing across IMD.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Responsibilities:

    • Lead sourcing and due diligence on primary fund commitments, secondary private equity investment opportunities, and co-investment opportunities
    • Evaluate investment opportunities for consideration as part of discretionary investment vehicles and/or separate account mandates
    • Perform in-depth research and financial analysis on companies, investment themes and assets across various stages, sectors, and geographies
    • Present investment opportunities to investment committees and conduct required follow-up
    • Coordinate the execution of fund commitments / investments, including working closely with internal (e.g., internal counsel, compliance, cash management) and external parties (e.g., private equity managers, external counsel, and clients)
    • Monitor the performance and risk profile of existing portfolio investments, liaising with managers as appropriate

     

      Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum of 3+ years of experience in Private Equity/Corporate Finance/M&A/Leverage Finance
    • Demonstrated interest in, and passion for, ESG and impact investing
    • Analytical and valuation skills for the purpose of understanding manager strategies and assessing investment opportunities
    • Strong presentation skills enabling the candidate to make robust written and oral recommendations to the Investment Committee and interact effectively with a number of stakeholders
    • Sound investment judgment, critical thinking and project management skills
    • Highly organized with attention to detail and follow-through
    • Ability to lead and work well in a fast-paced team environment, including with colleagues based in different regional offices

    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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