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The Big Deal about Big Data

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Why Big Data Matters

Big Data is all around us, transforming the way we shop, eat, network, exercise and invest.

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Big Data is Constantly Generated and Consumed


From smartphones to social media posts, people create and consume data every second of every day. Big Data is a popular term used to describe the growth and availability of this data. It also refers to the technologies and analytics that collect, manage and extract useful insights.

 

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For illustrative purposes only. All investing involves risk, including the potential to lose money. 1 Source: International Business Machines. 2 Source: GSAM; Brown, Kelly: “A Terabyte of Storage Space: How Much is Too Much?” The Information Umbrella, University of Oregon, July 8, 2011. 3 Source: Krikorian, Raffi. (VP, Platform Engineering, Twitter Inc.). "New Tweets per second record, and how!" Twitter Official Blog. August 16, 2013. 4 Source: Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. 5 Source: International Business Machines. 6 Source: Forbes. 7 Source: The Radicati Group LLC. 8 Source: Google Zeitgeist 2012.

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Big Data is Revolutionising Industries

Companies that find ways to harness Big Data may separate themselves from their competitors and create value for investors.

Companies Leverage Big Data to Gain a Competitive Advantage


When companies use Big Data, they are five times more likely to make decisions much faster than their competition.9

 

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9 Source: Bain. 10 Source: MIT Billion Prices Project.


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 Source: Bain. 10 Source: MIT Billion Prices Project. 

Goldman Sachs CORE® Equity Portfolios: Harnessing the Power of Big Data

Through our CORE® Equity Portfolios we offer a differentiated approach to investing. We seek to uncover previously undiscovered investment opportunities that can potentially build wealth for our clients.

Clear Return Drivers


Our CORE® Equity Portfolio investment team believes there are several characteristics that drive a company’s stock performance.

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Quality

Identifying high-quality, well-run companies


Value

Finding fundamental mispricings


Sentiment

Analysing sentiment in the market

Themes and Trends

Discovering linkages, themes and trends

Consistent Methodology


Our data-driven investment process is built upon expansive and rigorous research, repeatable security selection and risk awareness.

 

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11 Source: GSAM. For illustrative purposes only. As of December 31, 2015.


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 Source: GSAM. For illustrative purposes only.  As of 31 December 2015.

Focus on Results


Small things can make a big difference. With this in mind, we seek to manage the CORE® Equity Portfolios to maximise returns while minimising the impact of transaction costs and expenses. The results have led to strong and persistent performance over the long term.

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