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Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs
Company nameThe Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Company typePublic
IndustryBanking, Financial Services
Founded 1869
Founder(s)Marcus Goldman,
Samuel Sachs
Headquarters200 West Street, Manhattan,
 New York City, New York, U.S. 
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleLloyd Blankfein
(Chairman & CEO)
Gary Cohn
(President & COO)
David Viniar
(Executive VP & CFO)
ProductsAsset management, commercial banking, commodities, investment banking, investment management, mutual funds, prime brokerage
Revenue(-) US$  39.161 billion (2010)
Operating income(-) US$  12.892 billion (2010)
Net income(-) US$  8.364 billion (2010)
AUM(-) US$ 840 billion (2010)
Total assets(+) US$ 911.332 billion (2010)
Total equity(+) US$  77.400 billion (2010)
Employees35,700 (2010)

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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ( ) is an American multinational bulge bracket investment banking and securities firm that engages in global investment banking, securities, investment management, and other financial services primarily with institutional clients. Goldman Sachs was founded in 1869 and is headquartered at 200 West Street in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City, with additional offices in major international financial centers. The firm provides mergers and acquisitions advice, underwriting services, asset management, and prime brokerage to its clients, which include corporations, governments and individuals. The firm also engages in proprietary trading and private equity deals, and is a primary dealer in the United States Treasury security market.

Former employees include Robert Rubin and Henry Paulson who served as United States Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, respectively, as well as Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of Canada since 2008.


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