Big Data is all around us, transforming the way we shop, eat, network, exercise and invest.
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.
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.
Companies that find ways to harness Big Data may separate themselves from their competitors and create value for investors.
When companies use Big Data, they are five times more likely to make decisions much faster than their competition.9
9 Source: Bain. 10 Source: MIT Billion Prices Project.
At GSAM, our Insights Funds offer a differentiated approach to investing. We seek to uncover new and previously undiscovered investment opportunities that can potentially build wealth for our clients.
Our Equity Insights Funds investment team believes there are several characteristics that drive a company’s stock performance.
High-Quality Business Models
We believe in companies generating high-quality revenues with sustainable business models and aligned management incentives.
We believe that buying strong businesses at a fair price leads to strong performance in the long-run.
We believe that other market participants can provide valuable information to supplement our own analysis. By analyzing broader market sentiment, we believe we can gain insight into future stock performance.
Themes & Trends
Global markets are increasingly theme and trend-driven. We believe that alternative data sources can provide us a lens into trends affecting companies globally, trends that other investors may not be seeing.
Our data-driven investment process is built upon expansive and rigorous research, repeatable security selection and risk awareness.
11 Source: GSAM. For illustrative purposes only. As of December 31, 2015.
Small things can make a big difference. With this in mind, we seek to manage the Equity Insights Funds to maximize returns while minimizing the impact of transaction costs and expenses.
GS Large Cap Value Insights Fund
Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 1,096 Large Value Funds as of 3/31/2019.1
GS Large Cap Growth Insights Fund
Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 1,256 Large Growth Funds as of 3/31/2019.1
GS International Equity Insights Fund
Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 644 Foreign Large Blend Funds as of 3/31/2019.1
GS Emerging Markets Equity Insights Fund
Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 707 Diversified Emerging Markets Funds as of 3/31/2019.1
GS Small Cap Value Insights Fund
Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 393 Small Value Funds as of 3/31/2019.1
GS Small Cap Growth Insights Fund
Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 588 Small Growth Funds as of 3/31/2019.1