Senior Associate, COO team, Alternatives

Company/ Firm Name

Goldman Sachs Asset Management


London, UK

Published Date

23 June 2022

About the job:


A career with Goldman Sachs Asset Management is an opportunity to help clients across the globe realize their potential, while you discover your own. As part of one of the world's leading asset managers with over $2 trillion in assets under supervision, you can expect to participate in exciting investment opportunities while collaborating with talented colleagues from all asset classes and regions and building meaningful relationships with your clients. Working in a culture that values integrity and transparency, you will be part of a diverse team that is passionate about our craft, our clients, and building sustainable success. Bringing together traditional and alternative investments, Goldman Sachs Asset Management provides clients around the world with a dedicated partnership and focus on long-term performance. As primary investment area within Goldman Sachs, we provide investment and advisory services for pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, financial advisors, and individuals.

At Goldman Sachs, our culture is one of teamwork, innovation, and meritocracy. We often say our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally.

Job Summary

Looking for a Senior Associate to join EMEA Asset Management Alternatives COO team in London. The COO Team works with Asset Management leadership to implement strategic initiatives; create and execute processes designed to support the business growth; drive technology initiatives designed to increase business efficiency; execute processes designed to comply with regulatory and reporting requirements; perform analytics to assess business performance and portfolio condition; and work closely with Business Unit Managers across the division to monitor overall division performance and cross-collaborations.

The successful candidate will work closely with stakeholders both within and outside of Asset Management Alternatives – Asset Management leadership, deal teams, CFO teams, Engineering, Fundraising, Sustainability & Impact, Operations and other Control areas of the Firm -- in order to facilitate efficient business processes and operations, ensure compliance with regulatory standards and provide support to the EMEA Asset Management COO.


  • Support EMEA Asset Management Alternatives COO on executing key business priorities & transformational projects

  • Facilitate preparation of strategy presentations that communicate critical messages effectively to key internal and external stakeholders

  • Help implement reporting processes to enhance leadership's ability to monitor the business in real time

  • Work with Asset Management Engineering to design, test and implement business planning and workflow technology solutions

  • Work with Control side teams to design, implement and execute processes necessary to ensure compliance with regulatory and/or Firm requirements

  • Coordinate regularly-scheduled Asset Management meetings, townhalls etc.

  • Assist EMEA Asset Management COO with the definition and implementation of divisional Conduct and Culture program

  • Coordinate ad hoc requests from across the division, both at EMEA and Global level

Skills & Experience we are looking for 

  • Strong financial literacy and proficiency in working with financial statements and reports

  • Ideal candidate will possess a relevant degree in Finance or Business and have an excellent academic and professional record

  • 4-5 experience required - prior experience in finance, banking or in a financial reporting role would be beneficial

  • A proactive team player with a strong sense of urgency and responsibility

  • Strong writing skills and ability to create engaging, dynamic presentations

  • Excellent multi-tasking abilities with strong organizational and time-management skills

  • Problem solving nature and ability to operationalize conceptual objectives

  • Ability to work well under pressure with a positive, hands-on, “can do” attitude

  • Self-starter with deep sense of ownership of work product and ability to drive projects independently


At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at

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