ses are supported by its Global Investment Research division, which as of December 2015, provided fundamental research on approximately 3,400 companies worldwide and approximately 40 national economies, as well as on industries, currencies and commodities. The company provides financing to its clients for their securities trading activities, as well as securities lending and other prime brokerage services. Institutional Client Services activities are organized by asset class and include both ‘cash’ and ‘derivative’ instruments. ‘Cash’ refers to trading the underlying instrument (such as a stock, bond or barrel of oil). ‘Derivative’ refers to instruments that derive their value from underlying asset prices, indices, reference rates and other inputs, or a combination of these factors (such as an option, which is the right or obligation to buy or sell a certain bond or stock index on a specified date in the future at a certain price, or an interest rate swap, which is the agreement to convert a fixed rate of interest into a floating rate or vice versa). Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Client Execution Fixed income, currency and commodities client execution includes interest rate products, credit products, mortgages, currencies and commodities. Interest Rate Products: Government bonds, money market instruments, treasury bills, repurchase agreements and other liquid securities and instruments, as well as interest rate swaps, options and other derivatives. Credit Products: Investment-grade corporate securities, high-yield securities, credit derivatives, bank and bridge loans, municipal securities, emerging market and distressed debt, and trade claims. Mortgages: Commercial mortgage-related securities, loans and derivatives, residential mortgage-related securities, loans and derivatives (including the U.S. government agency-issued collateralized mortgage obligations, other prime, subprime and Alt-A securities and loans), and other asset-backed securities, loans and derivatives. Currencies: Most currencies, including growth-market currencies. Commodities: Crude oil and petroleum products, natural gas, base, precious and other metals, electricity, coal, agricultural and other commodity products. Equities Equities include equities client execution, commissions and fees, and securities services. Equities Client Execution: The company makes markets in equity securities and equity-related products, including convertible securities, options, futures and over-the-counter (OTC) derivative instruments, on a global basis. As a principal, the company facilitates client transactions by providing liquidity to its clients with large blocks of stocks or derivatives, requiring the commitment of its capital. The company also structures and makes markets in derivatives on indices, industry groups, financial measures, and individual company stocks. The company develops strategies and provides information about portfolio hedging and restructuring and asset allocation transactions for its clients. The company also works with its clients to create specially tailored instruments to enable investors to establish or liquidate investment positions or undertake hedging strategies. The company is a major participant in the trading and development of equity derivative instruments. The company’s exchange-based market-making activities include making markets in stocks and exchange-traded funds, futures and options on major exchanges worldwide. Commissions and Fees The company generates commissions and fees from executing and clearing institutional client transactions on major stock, options and futures exchanges worldwide, as well as OTC transactions. The company provides its clients with access to a spectrum of equity execution services, including electronic ‘low-touch’ access and more complex ‘high-touch’ execution through both traditional and electronic platforms. Securities Services Securities services include financing, securities lending, and other prime brokerage services. Financing Services: The company provides financing to its clients for their securities trading activities through margin l
goldman sachs group inc (GOS:Frankfurt)
200 West Street
New York, NY 10282
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