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Goldman Sachs
in Dallas, TX, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Goldman Sachs
in Dallas, TX, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
Office Associate
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DIVISIONAL OVERVIEW

Investor Relations works closely with Goldman Sachs senior management to shape the firms external messaging for research analysts, debt and equity investors, proxy advisory firms, rating agencies and credit counterparts.  IR also liaises with key constituents internally to weigh in on key decisions around firmwide processes, strategy and disclosure.  This is a unique position that allows candidates to develop an Investment Banking valuation and modelling skill-set and Securities Division market perspective while gaining exposure to senior management, rating agencies, research analysts and key investors.  Candidates will work directly with all members of the group across our debt and equity, corporate governance and rating agency teams.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Equity and Debt Investor Relations

  • Work with equity and debt investor relations team to effectively manage relationships with key constituents including GS senior management, sell-side research analysts and buy-side investors
  • Evaluate and form a view on GS and global competitors from an investment perspective, examining both quantitative and qualitative factors and develop specific expertise on each competitor
  • Audit financial models focusing on earnings, balance sheet metrics and valuation
  • Research and create regular strategic analyses for business leadership addressing relevant market topics including valuation, returns, volatility, business performance, consensus expectations, earnings takeaways, etc.
  • Coordinate with internal teams across the firms to create presentation materials for equity research conferences, senior business managers and investors
  • Coordinate with internal teams across the firm to create talking points and analytics on market or business related issues
  • Participate in firmwide due diligence with key business managers to stay abreast of company specific and industry trends

Corporate Governance

  • Work with corporate governance team to manage relationships with key constituents including GS senior management, GS Board members, shareholders, proxy advisory firms and other external constituents
  • Develop deep understanding of Environmental, Social and Governance risks and opportunities; craft GS external messaging and answer related questions from external constituents
  • Proactively research and monitor key issues and trends in corporate governance and sustainability through participation in webinars and conference calls, news monitoring, and industry analysis; disseminate key takeaways in real-time
  • Serve as subject matter expert on corporate governance and sustainability to broader IR team and key stakeholders throughout the firm
  • Liaise with a variety of internal constituents across the firm to gather information, coordinate efforts and convey feedback from external engagements

Rating Agencies

  • Work with investor relations team to effectively manage rating agency relationships with the firm and GS senior management
  • Perform and audit fundamental credit analysis on Goldman Sachs and its peer group and closely monitor industry trends, balance sheet statistics, strategic initiatives, business mix, external messaging and credit ratings
  • Evaluate & formulate informed views on GS and peer ratings relative to fundamental analytics and market-based ratings
  • Create analyses for senior management addressing key themes in rating agency research, global rating trends and critical credit metrics emphasized by each of the agencies
  • Coordinate and manage presentation materials for quarterly rating agency meetings and other presentations

Qualifications

  • ~3-5 years experience in finance, accounting, economics and markets
  • Investment Banking senior analyst/associate and experience in capital markets and/or financial institutions a plus
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, form independent judgments and think creatively
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to self-direct and manage projects, interact and build relationships across the firm at different levels of seniority
  • Highly detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
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