Goldman Sachs & Co. GSAM, Control Oversight Group, Analyst/Associate, London in London, United Kingdom



This role will allow the candidate to gain broad exposure to the workings of the GSAM businesses, as well as detailed understanding of their processes. The Analyst/Associate position requires participation in both day to day tasks and project based initiatives related to these control and risk management oriented activities to ensure a strong control environment and compliance with applicable policies, laws, and regulations.


The Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) Control Oversight Group manages various control and risk managment oriented activities within the division globally. The team focuses on continually enhancing the control environment and applying consistent, scalable methodology across the various businesses in GSAM. Examples ofcontrol activities include due diligence on third party distributors (TPDs), vendor management, supervisory controls, and internal and external audits. The team partnerswith key stakeholders including Compliance, Legal, Sales, Internal Audit, and Federation areas, andinteracts with a number of other key business partners including external clients, vendors, auditors, and industry experts.


  • Manage GSAM’s TPD Due Diligence Program including perfoming in-depth analysis on new TPD business opportunities

  • Coordinate and document reviews and client calls involving key stakeholders for TPD on-boarding and red flag events

  • Manage divisional adherence to firmwide Vendor Management Program for all GSAM vendor relationships

  • Work with GSAM Compliance and Legal regarding policies, procedures, and regulatory compliance driven initiatives (e.g. MiFID II, AIFMD, UCITS, PRIIPS)

  • Research inquiries from Legal and Compliance

  • Coordinate consistent application of policies and sharing of best practices across regions (US, EMEA, APAC)

  • Develop management reporting of controls, exceptions, and issues

  • Design and implement monitoring activities for higher risk processes

  • Facilitate review of Shareholder Services Policies and Procedures

  • Perform or assist in periodic audits and risk-based reviews to evaluate effectiveness of internal controls

  • Drive initiatives by identifying key stakeholders and building consensus within team to achieve strategic solutions

  • Communicate status and results of COG initiatives to senior management in clear and concise manner



  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 2+ years of audit/control experience or asset management industry experience

  • Strong communication skills

  • Attention to detail with a strong control/risk mindset

  • Ability to work and adapt in a fast paced and dynamic environment

  • Strong organizational, business writing, interpersonal and time management skills

  • Desire to continually learn and ability to manage multiple priorities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Audit/Control experience, preferably in public accounting or internal audit in the financial services industry

  • Understanding of the trading business and/or mutual funds business

  • General understanding of alternative investment funds


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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Job ID 2017-37414

Schedule Type Full Time

Level Analyst

Function(s) Investment Management

Location(s) UK-London

Region EMEA

Division Investment Management Division

Business Unit GSAM Ctrl Oversight Grp

Employment Type Employee