GSAM, Pricing Analysis & Strategies, Analyst, New York

Goldman Sachs - New York, NY (30+ days ago)4.1


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We are seeking a highly quantitative analyst to join our Pricing Analysis & Strategies (PAS) team with Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). In this role you will help enhance and improve GSAM’s fixed fee (FF) and performance fee (PF) pricing effectiveness, provide a centralized resource for all aspects of GSAM’s PF business, and manage the application for the Most Favored Nations clauses (MFNs) across GSAM.


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.

The PAS team sits within GSAM and partners with GSAM’s portfolio management and institutional sales teams located in financial centers around the world. PAS has three primary objectives associated with the pricing of investment products for GSAM’s institutional clients:

Enhance and improve GSAM’s FF and PF pricing effectiveness. Influence and optimize both FF and PF pricing; Build and strengthen analytical pricing models and tools; Educate product and distribution teams on pricing analytics and impact of pricing effectiveness; Develop and leverage websites in order to achieve an efficient pricing process; and Track and report pricing effectiveness.
Provide a centralized resource for all aspects of GSAM’s PF business. Negotiate and close new PF business; Optimize PF methodologies, language, and vesting dates in Investment Management Agreements (IMAs) and Offering Memoranda (OMs); Create monthly PF projection metrics packages for senior management; and Calculate actual PFs upon vesting for Client Billing.
Manage the application of MFNs across GSAM. Establish criteria for accepting MFN proposals; Drive MFN negotiations with clients; Optimize and approve MFN language in client IMAs; and Track and report MFN investment mandate population.

Contribute to new business development initiatives: Focus on all aspects of pricing opportunities with GSAM’s institutional clients and prospects for investments in equities (stocks), fixed income (bonds), and alternatives (currencies, commodities, real estate, etc.).
Improve GSAM’s institutional asset management pricing processes: Analyze revenue and profitability of GSAM’s new and existing business; Identify trends in pricing of GSAM’s new business versus existing business; Compare GSAM’s pricing to competitor pricing; Collect and analyze data on published fee schedules, as well as actual fees paid by large institutional clients of GSAM and competitors.
Assist with business support activities: Project future performance fee earnings; Calculate actual performance fee vestings; Allocate multi-product revenues to product teams; and Validate compliance with MFNs.


Basic Qualifications:
Masters/Bachelor’s degree with an Economics, Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, or Statistics major
Strong quantitative and technical abilities
Strong interest in the financial markets and good investment sense/commercial instinct
Interest in Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA)
Drive, enthusiasm, creativity and excellent interpersonal skills
Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills, entrepreneurial, creative thinker, detail-oriented
Personal integrity, initiative and leadership qualities
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Strong multi-tasking and time management skills
Ability to work as part of a team in an environment that demands excellence, time and energy
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