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US Core

US Core

Objective


Our US Core strategies seek to offer investors exposure to high-quality US businesses across a blend of growth and value companies without a particular style bias.

Approach


Our approach to investing is built upon a blend of two key investment philosophies.

Growth
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We utilize fundamental research to target high-quality businesses with favorable growth prospects.

Value
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We conduct bottom-up, fundamental research to identify high-quality companies with attractive valuations.

Benefits


Rigorous fundamental research

We conduct bottom-up, fundamental research that is rigorous and often contrarian, and we apply dynamic, industry-specific valuation metrics. We stick to the disciplined approach of buying strong business franchises with excellent management teams. We also leverage frequent access to company management teams to gain deep insight.

 

Team structure

Central to our process is an investment team that actively balances growth and value ideas in order to provide US market exposure without a style bias.

Global reach

We understand that US businesses are intricately linked with the global economy. Our team leverages real-time insights from a broader research team that works across all market caps, as well as insights from our Fundamental Equity colleagues across the globe and the Global Fixed Income team.

 

Multifaceted risk management

We employ a comprehensive approach to risk management and work with the Fundamental Equity Team’s Chief Risk Officer to scrutinize portfolio risks, avoid unintended factor bets and work towards our goal of generating excess returns through stock selection. We also seek to benefit from the robust resources of independent GSAM and firmwide risk management teams.

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Objective


Our US Core strategies seek long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in the equity securities of companies in US markets using a variety of technology-driven techniques.

Approach


We seek to harness the power of Big Data to uncover new and previously undiscovered investment opportunities before the broader market prices them in. Our investment process is built upon rigorous bottom-up research, repeatable security selection and risk awareness, and has evolved over time to include more nuanced and unconventional data. Our culture of research, combined with specialized industry knowledge and technological advancement, continues to drive evolution in our process as we search for robust, diversified sources of return. Our approach is founded upon the following principles:

Unique Data Sources
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Data is collected globally from a wide variety of sources including earnings call transcripts, patent filings, news and web traffic. With the help of technology, our portfolio management team organizes this information to extract potentially compelling investment opportunities.

Advanced Technologies
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Investors have access to an enormous amount of information on every public company—information that can potentially influence stock prices and other investment opportunities. Our team leverages advanced analytics and sophisticated processing technologies, such as machine learning and natural language processing, to extract value and actionable insights from this flood of information.

Investment Acumen
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As the rate of data production accelerates, adept human judgment becomes an increasingly essential tool to find signals in the noise. Our approach combines the investment acumen of our experienced investment professionals with advanced technologies to potentially gain an informational advantage.

Benefits


Robust, on-going research effort

Our research team consists of many well-trained and highly experienced professionals who are constantly focused on enhancing every aspect of the investment process. We combine experienced economic insight with non-traditional data sources to provide perspectives on companies that other investors may not be seeing.

 

Disciplined, comprehensive investment approach

We have an extremely systematic and disciplined approach to investing. Our process allows us to assess all of the stocks within our investment universe on a daily bases. By employing a rules-based approach, we aim to produce repeatable results from intended sources of return.

 

Proprietary daily risk models
We have developed proprietary, process-specific daily risk models that offer numerous potential advantages over third-party models. Our portfolio construction process utilizes these models to manage risk and allocate risk only where we believe there is potential for positive returns.

 

 

Independent risk management group
We seek to be on the cutting edge of risk management. We leverage an independent Market Risk Analysis (MRA) department that monitors the risk of all the division’s products and portfolios independent of the portfolio management process. The department has developed a division-wide architecture that aims to track the absolute and relative risk level taken by each of the portfolios under management.

 

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