The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) is an American multinational firm which operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide. Founded in 1885, the group is currently recognized as one of the premier investment banks in the world.
The body operates in four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending and Investment Management. As of December 2012, it had offices in over 30 countries, including offices in all major financial centers worldwide.
Principal Subsidiaries: Goldman Sachs International Limited (U.K.); Goldman Sachs (Japan) Corp.; Goldman Sachs (Asia) Limited (Hong Kong); Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.; Goldman Sachs (Australia) Limited; Goldman Sachs Canada; Goldman Sachs Finanz A.G. (Switzerland); Goldman Sachs Money Markets Inc.; Liberty Investment Management; CIN Management (U.K.); Stockton Holding Ltd. Commodities Group.