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Goldman Sachs Group: Financial Powerhouse

December 24, 2015

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. was founded over a hundred and forty years ago by Marcus Goldman in 1896. The company is headquartered in New York City. With annual revenues of over $40 billion is easily one of the world’s largest public companies. Its market capitalization as May 2015 stood at $86.5 billion.

Goldman Sachs is a 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. The company runs its businesses through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending and Investment Management.

The Investment Banking segment provides a broad range of investment banking services to a diverse group of corporations, financial institutions, investment funds and governments. The Institutional Client Services segment facilitates client transactions and makes market in fixed income, equity, currency and commodity products. The Investing & Lending segment activities, which are typically longer-term, including the firm’s investing and relationship lending activities across various asset classes, primarily debt securities and loans, public and private equity securities, and real estate. The Investment Management segment provides investment management services and offer investment products across all major asset classes to a diverse set of institutional and individual clients.

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