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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.

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.

Big Data is Revolutionizing 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.

Goldman Sachs Equity Insights Funds: Harnessing the Power of Big Data

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.

Clear Return Drivers


Our Equity Insights Funds investment team believes there are several characteristics that drive a company’s stock performance.

Goldman Sachs Equity Insights Funds

Momentum

Identifying trends within global economic cycles, industries, companies and analyst reports.

Value

Seeking stocks trading at attractive prices relative to their peers.

Profitability

Pinpointing companies with compelling profitability by evaluating balance sheet health.

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.

Focus on Results


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. The results have led to strong and persistent performance over the long term.

 

 

Goldman Sachs Equity Insights Funds

GS International Small Cap Insights Fund

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GICIX

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Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 55 Foreign Small/Mid Value Funds as of 3/31/2016.1

GS Large Cap Growth Insights Fund

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GCGIX

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Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 1,524 Large Growth Funds as of 3/31/2016.1

GS International Equity Insights Fund

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GCIIX

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Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 289 Foreign Large Value Funds as of 3/31/2016.1

GS Emerging Markets Equity Insights Fund

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GERIX

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Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 591 Diversified Emerging Markets Funds as of 3/31/16.1

GS US Tax-Managed Equity Fund

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Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 1,398 Large Value Funds as of 3/31/2016.1

GS Small Cap Growth Insights Fund

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Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 658 Small Growth Funds as of 3/31/16.1

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