• CIMD, AIMS, Imprint, Publics Team, Analyst

    Location(s) US-CA-San Francisco
    Job ID
    2019-51335
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Analyst
    Function(s)
    Investment Management
    Region
    Americas
    Division
    Consumer and Investment Management Division
    Business Unit
    AIMS Imprint Strategies
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

    Consumer and Investment Management (CIMD)

    The Consumer and Investment Management Division includes Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), Private Wealth Management (PWM) and our Consumer business (Marcus by Goldman Sachs). We provide asset management, wealth management and banking expertise to consumers and institutions around the world. CIMD partners with various teams across the firm to help individuals and institutions navigate changing markets and take control of their financial lives.


    OUR IMPACT
    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.

     

    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:

    • Conduct sourcing and due diligence of sustainability-focused investment strategies spanning all public market asset classes (long-only equities, fixed income, hedge funds and environmental commodity markets) and across all investment styles and regions
    • Perform research on environmental and social macro-trends that affect global markets as well as company, region and sector-specific analysis to support diligence and investment monitoring
    • Conduct ongoing monitoring of the performance and risk profile of existing portfolio investments, liaising with managers as appropriate and coordinating with internal risk management groups; manage process of onboarding and funding new investment strategies
    • Assist in portfolio construction and asset allocation analysis for clients seeking investment solutions that align with their sustainability priorities and objectives
    • Contribute to the development of innovative analytical tools and the sourcing of external partnerships that allow Goldman Sachs to better understand the Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) risks embedded within investment portfolios
    • As circumstances require, provide diligence support to the AIMS Imprint Private Equity team on primary and co-investment opportunities

      Basic Qualifications

    • Recent college graduate with a degree in an analytical discipline (e.g., Economics, Finance; additional to exposure to mission-relevant disciplines like Environmental Science or Sustainable Development a plus) OR financial services professional with 1-2 years of experience in an investment, client or product management-related function, ideally with an emphasis on the public markets.  Additional experience in private asset classes a plus.
    • Demonstrated interest in, and passion for, sustainability, ESG and impact investing
    • Strong grounding in foundational investment concepts and sound critical thinking skills, with the analytical flexibility to evaluate a broad range of asset classes in both public and private markets
    • Data-driven and empirical mind-set, with the skills to develop, manage and continually innovate upon models and tools that analyze large datasets.  Advanced Excel skills a necessity, additional statistical analysis and/or programming skills a plus
    • Strong presentation and writing skills enabling the candidate to produce content and analysis that supports recommendations to the Investment Committee, clients/prospects and other key stakeholders
    • Project management skills, with high detail orientation and follow-through
    • Ability to 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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