IMD, GSAM, QIS Alternative Risk Premia Client Portfolio Manager, Vice President - New York City

Goldman Sachs USA
New York, NY, USA
Jan 25, 2019
Jan 30, 2019
Job Function
Wealth Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We're a team of trusted advisors who provide innovative investment solutions to help our clients meet their financial goals. From private wealth to asset management, we work with specialists and groups from around the firm to help high-net-worth individuals and institutions across various industries navigate changing markets and make smart investments. We value self-starters with an entrepreneurial spirit, but still provide the support and resources to ensure your success.

Are you a quick-thinking self-starter with a passion for the financial markets and investing? Do you have a desire to be part of a team that focuses on portfolio construction? We are seeking a Vice President who has the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where attention to detail, strong communication skills, and client service are essential to maintaining and enhancing our business.

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) delivers innovative investment solutions through a global, multi-product platform that offers clients the advantages that come with working with a large firm, while maintaining the benefits of a boutique. GSAM is one of the pre-eminent investment management organizations globally. Critical to the success of GSAM is our ability to leverage a global team of talented professionals to define solutions and lead change across the operational infrastructure. We value self-starters with an entrepreneurial spirit, but still provide the support and resources to ensure your success.

Within GSAM, the Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) group is responsible for managing client assets, and is a market leader in quantitative portfolio management. We use advanced quantitative methods to structure, manage, and monitor investment portfolios including hedge funds, mutual funds, and separately managed account. QIS offers multi-asset strategies, as well as equity strategies, including both actively managed portfolios and portfolios that closely track an index. Clients include public, corporate and charitable institutions, high net-worth individuals, retail investors, and various portfolio management groups within the division.

The QIS Client Portfolio Management (CPM) team is the public face of the QIS business, responsible for client engagement, new product development, business strategy and planning, client communications and the ongoing development of marketing materials. Moreover, team members are responsible for communicating the investment process to potential clients, interpreting portfolio performance and analytics for existing clients, and serving as the bridge between our investment and research process with clients both internal and external to GSAM. The Client Portfolio Management team also works closely with other areas of the firm, including institutional, third party and private wealth management sales, risk and performance analytics, marketing and communications, media relations, as well as legal and compliance.

A member within the QIS Client Portfolio Management team is responsible for positioning products to new and prospective clients, as well as managing institutional, third-party and high net worth client relationships. The individual would be integral in the prioritization of a focused sales strategy and marketing campaigns for both new and existing products globally. Additionally, we expect team members to be able to leverage technology to solve analytical problems and produce analysis on markets and investment strategies. As such, some experience in data-analysis or computer science is ideal. This includes familiarity with a programming language such as C / C++, Java, Python, R, Matlab. An intellectual curiosity towards discovering new ways to answer analytical questions and solve scalable business problems by leveraging technology is expected.

All team members are expected to stay fully engaged with the ongoing research and trading developments of the business in order to more effectively communicate to clients and relationship managers. Team members should have a quantitative orientation and be comfortable with numbers/statistics, and at the same time possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Team members will also gain a broad-based understanding of the asset management business and hedge fund industry through interacting with a variety of teams and clients across the division.

As a member within the QIS Alternative Risk Client Portfolio team, you will have responsibilities for the following:

Content Production
  • The ARP investment specialist is expected to take a lead role in the production of all investment related content for external and internal clients (performance, attribution, portfolio enhancements, market events, etc.) that pertain to the Alternative Risk Premia strategies.
  • The investment specialist is expected to be a content expert with a deep and ongoing understanding of the asset classes, strategies, and funds/portfolios that the Alternative Investment Strategies team (AIS) is responsible for. This includes, but is not limited to, regular and frequent attendance at all relevant portfolio management, research and performance meetings and calls.
  • The ARP investment specialist will be responsible for the generation of written content pieces and for providing expert reviews and insight to marketing-related materials, such as RFPs, presentation, website/social media content, and media related publications.

Contribution to Investment Strategies
  • As one of the closest members to the PM and Research team, and in the role to support raising assets, the ARP investment specialist is required to collect investors feedback through the use of knowledge and collaborative character to share relevant market/investor feedback to PM and research teams to support innovation and enhancement of the investment strategies
  • Support of asset raising & client retention: The investment specialist is the face of the PM and research team, the ultimate goal of the role is to support content and driving dialogue with clients with the aims of asset raising and client retention.

Investors Interaction
  • Requires extensive interaction with sophisticated investors and sales individuals
  • Present at industry events/conference as a subject expert, ideally to present first-hand the produced thought pieces
  • Participate regularly in internal and external education sessions on ARP strategies


  • Extensive experience on quantitative investments, ideally systematic multi asset risk premia
  • Able to clearly articulate and express market context, academic background, and technical aspects for all different asset classes
  • Strong and demonstrable client focus, ideally having experience in a client-facing role
  • In-depth market/macro understanding and curiosity
  • Extensive travel will be involved
  • Good coding skills
  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar role
  • CFA or equivalent desired
  • Strong verbal and written English skills; multiple languages a plus

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading 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 individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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