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Sovereign Institutions

Overview


We have partnered with many of the sovereign institutions across the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa to help them achieve their investment objectives through customized solutions and strategic advice. We take a holistic view of each institution’s investment objectives and aim to provide tailored solutions across strategies ranging from portfolio management to advisory and strategic partnerships.

Our Approach: How We Partner with Clients


We help sovereign institutions navigate shifting dynamics that impact both their existing asset allocations and long-term investment strategies. Our global network and longstanding relationships allow us to identify relevant market trends and provide thoughtful, timely and innovative solutions.

Focus on Investment Opportunities and Performance
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By combining the depth of our expertise with the breadth of our platform, we aim to identify market opportunities and provide innovative solutions to help our clients reach their unique investment objectives. Our substantial scale and stability have made us a leader in this space for over 20 years.

Knowledge Transfer Across Leading Institutions
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We work with clients to provide insights on macroeconomic and market views as well as our investment approaches. Our partnerships with leading sovereign institutions allow us to share best practices and ideas across our global client base.

Access to Global Thought Leaders
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We offer sovereign institutions proprietary research and market insights in an ever-changing macro environment, convening the world’s experts and providing access to their thoughts on relevant global trends.

Examples of Our Partnership with Clients


Client Description

A large European sovereign wealth fund.

 

Client Objective

The client was seeking to invest its global liquid portfolio in local private investments. The mandate included:

  • A credit portfolio to provide liquidity for near-term cash withdrawals.
  • A multi-asset growth portfolio for long-term capital appreciation.
GSAM Solution

Our team managed the overall volatility of the portfolio to remain constant over time, aiming to increase the portfolio’s temporal diversification and Sharpe ratio. We rebalanced the client’s portfolio allocations between credit and growth according to their expected cash flows. Our team implemented liquid GSAM investment strategies, while considering the client’s restricted list of securities and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) overlays.

Client Description

A US State Sovereign Fund.

 

Client Objective

The client was seeking a long-term net return greater than their benchmark and a target ex-ante volatility of 10%. The client's objective was to generate outperformance while maintaining the constraints of the overall plan.

GSAM Solution

After consultation with the client, we helped convert the portfolio from high beta relative return portfolio to a low beta, absolute return portfolio.

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