IMD (GSAM) - Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) Strats

What We Do

We're a team of trusted advisors who provide innovative investment solutions to help our clients meet their financial goals. From private wealth to asset management, we work with specialists and groups from around the firm to help high-net-worth individuals and institutions across various industries navigate changing markets and make smart investments. We value self-starters with an entrepreneurial spirit, but still provide the support and resources to ensure your success.

The Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) group provides investors with investment and advisory solutions across leading hedge fund managers, private equity funds, public equity strategies, fixed income strategies, and real estate managers. The AIMS group manages globally diversified programs, targeted sector-specific strategies, customized portfolios, and offers a range of advisory services. Our investors access opportunities through new fund commitments, fund-of-fund investments, strategic partnerships, secondary-market investments, co-investments, and seed-capital investments. With 300 professionals across 9 offices around the world, the AIMS group provides manager diligence, portfolio construction, risk management, and liquidity solutions to investors, drawing on Goldman Sachs' market insights and risk management expertise. We extend these global capabilities to the world's leading sovereign wealth funds, pension plans, governments, financial institutions, endowments, foundations, and family offices, for which we invest or advise on over $220 billion of alternative investments.

Your Impact

Within AIMS, Strategists (also known as "Strats") develop analytical and quantitative methods for manager selection and portfolio design and construction. These analytics are made available to the broader AIMS team. As such, it is crucial for strats to develop tools that are accurate, robust, extendable, and allow scalable, widespread use.



Strat team members will assume responsibility for the developed analytics and are given ample opportunity to devise creative solutions driven by novel analytical methods. To navigate the daily interactions with other AIMS team members, clear and concise communication of the financial, business, and mathematical concepts under consideration is essential.

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD level qualification in a quantitative discipline
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Desire and ability to create innovative solutions to commercial challenges
  • Programming expertise, ability to transform concepts and ideas into scalable and robust software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A self-starter, should have ability to work independently as well as thrive in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications
  • Financial services experience
  • Proficiency with the mathematical foundations of data science

Who We Are

At Goldman Sachs, our Engineers don't just make things - we make things possible. Change the world by connecting people and capital with ideas. Solve the most challenging and pressing engineering problems for our clients. Join our engineering teams that build massively scalable software and systems, architect low latency infrastructure solutions, proactively guard against cyber threats, and leverage machine learning alongside financial engineering to continuously turn data into action. Create new businesses, transform finance, and explore a world of opportunity at the speed of markets.

Engineering, which is comprised of our Technology Division and global Strategists groups, is at the critical center of our business, and our dynamic environment requires innovative strategic thinking and immediate, real solutions. Want to push the limit of digital possibilities? Start here.


The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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