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200 West Street

New York, NY 10282

United States

Phone: 212-902-1000


The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. operates as an investment banking, securities and investment management company worldwide. The company provides a range of financial services to a client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments, and individuals. As of December 31, 2015, the company had offices in approximately 30 countries. Segments The company operas through four business segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management. Investment Banking segment This segment serves public and private sector clients worldwide. The company provides financial advisory services and helps companies raise capital to strengthen and improve their businesses. The company intends to develop and maintain long-term relationships with a group of institutional clients, including governments, states, and municipalities worldwide. Financial Advisory Financial Advisory includes strategic advisory assignments with respect to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense activities, restructurings, spin-offs and risk management. In particular, the company helps clients execute large, complex transactions for which the company provides multiple services, including cross-border structuring expertise. Financial Advisory also includes revenues from derivative transactions directly related to these client advisory assignments. The company also assists its clients in managing their asset and liability exposures and their capital. Underwriting The other core activity of Investment Banking is helping companies raise capital to fund their businesses. As a financial intermediary, the company’s job is to match the capital of its investing clients — who aim to improve the savings of various people — with the needs of the company’s public and private sector clients — who need financing to generate growth, create jobs and deliver products and services. The company’s underwriting activities include public offerings and private placements, including local and cross-border transactions and acquisition financing, of a range of securities and other financial instruments. Underwriting also includes revenues from derivative transactions entered into with public and private sector clients in connection with the company’s underwriting activities. Equity Underwriting The company underwrites common and preferred stock and convertible and exchangeable securities. Debt Underwriting The company underwrites and originates various types of debt instruments, including investment-grade and high-yield debt, bank loans and bridge loans, including in connection with acquisition financing, and emerging- and growth-market debt, which might be issued by, among others, corporate, sovereign, municipal, and agency issuers. In addition, the company underwrites and originates structured securities, which include mortgage-related securities and other asset-backed securities. Institutional Client Services segment This segment serves the company’s clients who come to the firm to buy and sell financial products, raise funding, and manage risk. The company does this by acting as a market maker and offering market expertise on a global basis. Institutional Client Services makes markets and facilitates client transactions in fixed income, equity, currency and commodity products. In addition, the company makes markets in and clear client transactions on major stock, options and futures exchanges worldwide. The company’s clients are primarily institutions that are professional market participants, including investment entities whose ultimate customers include individual investors investing for their retirement, buying insurance or putting aside surplus cash in a deposit account. The company, through its global sales force, maintains relationships with its clients, receiving orders and distributing investment research, trading ideas, market information and analysis. As a market maker, the company provides prices to clients worldwide across various products in all major asset classes and markets. Institutional Client Services and the company’s other busines


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