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.
Identifying trends within global economic cycles, industries, companies and analyst reports.
Seeking stocks trading at attractive prices relative to their peers.
Pinpointing companies with compelling profitability by evaluating balance sheet health.
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. The results have led to strong and persistent performance over the long term.
GS International Small Cap Insights Fund
Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 55 Foreign Small/Mid Value Funds as of 3/31/2016.1
GS Large Cap Growth Insights Fund
Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 1,524 Large Growth Funds as of 3/31/2016.1
GS International Equity Insights Fund
Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 289 Foreign Large Value Funds as of 3/31/2016.1
GS Emerging Markets Equity Insights Fund
Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 591 Diversified Emerging Markets Funds as of 3/31/16.1
GS US Tax-Managed Equity Fund
Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 1,398 Large Value Funds as of 3/31/2016.1
GS Small Cap Growth Insights Fund
Overall Morningstar Ratings out of 658 Small Growth Funds as of 3/31/16.1
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