Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Group is one of the largest investment banks in the world, with registered office on West Street, in Lower Manhattan and with important branches also in the main global financial centers. It mainly deals with banking and equity investments, managed savings and other financial services, mainly with institutional investors. It provides consultancy services on acquisition and merger plans between companies, on subscriptions of debt securities, on the management of financial resources, as well as providing proprietary trading and private equity services. It is also authorized to place US government debt securities.

Founded in 1869, it is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs suffered during the 2007-2008 financial crisis and received a $10 billion investment from the US Treasury Department as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, a financial bailout created by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Investment banking services are aimed at a large number of clients: governments and public bodies, financial institutions and companies operating in different sectors such as consumer goods, energy, industry, real estate, telecommunications etc. Goldman Sachs teams provide securities brokerage services to a global base of institutional clients to buy and sell financial instruments in the capital markets. The Investing and Lending division is divided into four departments: Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Merchant Banking Division, Urban Investment Group, and Special Situations Group. Goldman Sachs Asset Management is the division that provides investment planning and management services for institutional clients.