Investment Management Division – AIMS Private Equity Full Time Associate Opportunity
GOLDMAN SACHS FIRM OVERVIEW 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 high-net-worth individuals.
LOCATION New York
BUSINESS OVERVIEW 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. The AIMS Group 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 375 professionals across 11 offices around the world, the AIMS Group provides manager diligence, portfolio construction, risk management, 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 $250 billion of alternative investments, public equity strategies and fixed income strategies.
RESPONSIBILITIES • Conduct due diligence and evaluate secondary private equity transactions, with a specific focus on fundamental asset-level valuation within diversified private equity portfolios; single asset opportunities, as well as co-investment opportunities across a broad range of private equity deal types and sectors • Develop materials and present investment opportunities to the Investment Committee through written and oral presentations, and conduct required follow-up analysis • Coordinate the execution of investments across all deal types, including working closely with internal (e.g., internal counsel, compliance, risk and liquidity management) and external parties (e.g., private equity managers, external counsel) • Monitor the performance and risk profile of existing portfolio investments QUALIFICATIONS • Minimum of 3+ years of experience in Corporate Finance/M&A/Leverage Finance/Private Equity/Other Private or Public Markets Investing • Sound investment judgment and outstanding numerical, analytical and valuation skills for the purpose of assessing investment opportunities • Strong presentation, communication and negotiation skills enabling the candidate to make robust recommendations to the Investment Committee and interact effectively with third parties • Excellent time, people and project management skills • Ability to work effectively as part of a team