Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P
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Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P operates as an advisory firm located in New York, New York. It manages $1.6 trillion in assets over 171,341 client accounts, placing it among the biggest investment advisory firms in the United States by assets under management (AUM). It has a very large group, including 753 financial advisors. Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P does not act as a registered broker-dealer, signifying that it cannot buy and sell securities for its clients' and own accounts and instead is required to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are defined as tradable fiscal assets like stocks, bonds and options.
Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P administers most of the firm's client assets on a discretionary basis. Discretionary management is a structure in which transaction judgments are made by a portfolio manager without requiring client consent. The firm also oversees 17,858 non-discretionary accounts totaling $32.1 billion in AUM. The company manages about $9.2 million in assets for each client account. An average financial advisor at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P manages about 228 client accounts.
The firm's central office is at 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282. The company is legally allowed to provide services to clients across 50 U.S. states and territories.
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Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P by the Numbers
Products and Services
Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P provides a variety of services, including portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for investment companies, portfolio management for pooled investment vehicles, portfolio management for institutional clients, pension consulting services, selection of other advisers and educational seminars. However, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P did not provide financial planning services to any of its accounts in the previous fiscal year. It is not involved in selling products or offering services apart from investment advisory services to its investment advisory accounts. Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P also has a number of financial industry affiliations, including with a broker-dealer or securities dealer, banking or thrift institution, trust company, insurance company or agency, pension consultant and commodity pool advisor.
Core Advisor Services
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Financial Planning Services
This is the process of planning for your financial future, including for events such as retirement, your child's college education or estate succession.
Offered by 46% of firms
This is the selection and management of an investment mix and portfolio strategy for individuals and small businesses.
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Market Timing Services
This is the practice of attempting to make short-term profits on investments by buying low and selling high.
Offered by 20% of firms
Selection of Other Advisors
This is the firm's assistance with choosing other advisors to work with who may have different specialties.
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Publication of Periodicals
This is the publication of various financial education materials.
Offered by 6% of firms
This is the hosting of seminars or workshops to educate investors on financial concepts.
Financial management fees usually depend on the type of services provided. Fee types charged by the firm can be comprised of any combination of the following fee structures: asset-based, fixed, performance-based or other. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are offered by the firm.
Offered by 69% of firms
Percentage of AssetsShow Explanation
This fee, which is the most common fee type charged by advisors for portfolio management, is based on the amount of assets you have under management. Also referred to as an asset-based fee, this fee typically ranges from 0.50%-2.00% of AUM annually. You'll typically pay a lower rate the more assets you have under management.
Offered by 26% of firms
Advisors only earn performance-based fees if a portfolio outperforms a defined benchmark. This fee may be calculated in a number of ways but most commonly is charged as a percentage of investment profits. Performance-based fees may incentivize advisors to make riskier decisions in order to generate higher returns.
Offered by 32% of firms
Fixed fees are a one-time, lump sum charged for a specific service, like the creation of a financial plan without subsequent implementation. This can be useful if you only need advice for one specific purpose, rather than a long-term advisor. Fixed fees usually range from $1,000 to $3,000.
Offered by 10% of firms
Firms can sometimes charge customers using non-traditional fee structures. See this firm's Form ADV for more details.
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Like a lawyer, a financial advisor may charge you by the hour. This can be helpful if you are only looking for short-term or one-time advice. Rates typically range from $100-$300 per hour, depending on the complexity and level of services needed.
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Occasionally, advisors earn commissions from selling financial products, such as securities or insurance policies, or making certain referrals or transactions. Advisors who earn commissions may be incentivized to make certain recommendations to clients in order to make a commission. Fee-only advisors do not earn commissions, while fee-based advisors may.
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Firms generally charge this fee for educational materials provided, such as a monthly magazine. This can be useful if you want to learn about investing or financial management on your own.
Types of Clients
The firm manages money for a number of different clients. It provides services to retail investors, high net worth investors, banking institutions, investment companies, business development companies, pooled investment vehicles, pension plans, charitable organizations, state or municipal government entities, other investment advisers, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, corporations and other. Out of its 171,341 clients, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P's biggest client is retail investors, but it also caters to 24,498 high-net-worth individuals. The SEC defines a high-net-worth individual as an investor who has at least $750,000 under management or a net worth of at least $1.50 million or who is considered a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). Just 2% of the firm's accounts are represented by people from outside of the U.S.
- High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 28.92%
- Other Individuals - 60.16%
- Corporations - 10.26%
- Charitable Organizations - 0.66%
* The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines a high-net-worth individual as someone who has at least $750,000 under management.
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