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Separately Managed Accounts

Because One Size Doesn’t Fit All.

Investing can be personal – to reflect values and address unique circumstances. Our separately managed accounts (SMAs) are designed to help meet clients’ investment and personal goals.

Why Invest in an SMA?

A separately managed account is a portfolio of securities managed by professionals on a client’s behalf that can be customized to meet specific needs and objectives.



Tax Management

Allows for maximization of after tax returns based on each investors' unique tax position


Direct Ownership

Enables clients to direct their investments toward a number of possible outcomes


Values Integration

Brings personal beliefs to the forefront, from environmental to social views

Why Goldman Sachs SMAs?

As one of the largest SMA managers in the market, we take the time to build an in-depth understanding of our clients’ evolving goals and priorities while harnessing the firm’s vast expertise across asset classes and regions.

Client Focus 

We take the time to understand our clients' needs, opportunities and objectives so that we can create personalized portfolios to help meet them.

Innovative Offerings 

We offer a variety of equity and fixed income strategies that can be fit to a wide range of objectives and personalized according to each individual investor’s requirements.

SMA Experience

We’ve spent decades managing customized investment solutions for institutions and high-net worth clients, starting with our first tax-managed equity strategies in 1999.

SMA Offerings


We apply insights from our global equity professionals and optimize investment decisions around taxes.

Fixed Income

Our customized strategies seek to maximize after-tax income across the fixed-income landscape.

Want to learn more about SMAs? Get in touch.

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Investments in fixed-income securities are subject to credit and interest rate risks. Bond prices fluctuate inversely to changes in interest rates. Therefore, a general rise in interest rates can result in the decline in the bond’s price. Credit risk is the risk that an issuer will default on payments of interest and principal. This risk is higher when investing in high yield bonds, also known as junk bonds, which have lower ratings and are subject to greater volatility. All fixed income investments may be worth less than their original cost upon redemption or maturity. Income from municipal securities is generally free from federal taxes and state taxes for residents of the issuing state. While the interest income is tax-free, capital gains, if any, will be subject to taxes. Income for some investors may be subject to the federal Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) is a federal tax aimed at ensuring that high-income individuals, estates, trusts, and corporations pay a minimal level income tax. For individuals, the AMT is calculated by adding tax preference items to regular taxable income.

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There is no guarantee that objectives will be met.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) strategies may take risks or eliminate exposures found in other strategies or broad market benchmarks that may cause performance to diverge from the performance of these other strategies or market benchmarks. ESG strategies will be subject to the risks associated with their underlying investments’ asset classes. Further, the demand within certain markets or sectors that an ESG strategy targets may not develop as forecasted or may develop more slowly than anticipated.


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