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. Goldman Sachs focuses on the following four business segments: Investment banking - providing a broad range of investment
banking services to a diverse group of corporations, financial institutions, investment funds and governments. Institutional client services - facilitating client transactions in a broad spectrum of financial products. Investing and lending - investing in and originating loans to provide financing to clients. Investment management - providing investment management services and offering investment products across all major asset classes to a diverse set of institutional and individual clients.