International Equity Funds
Goldman Sachs Asset Management delegates the management of the international assets of the Goldman Sachs International Funds and Goldman Sachs Global Small Companies Funds (together the ‘international equities funds’) to US-based Wellington Management Company, LLP, providing investors with access to a range of actively managed global equity funds.
Each capability has some specific characteristics and these are available on the individual Fund descriptions available via the links below.
* The retail version of this fund is no longer available for new investment.
About Wellington Management
Wellington Management Company, LLP (‘Wellington Management’), traces its roots back to 1928, is one of the oldest and largest investment management companies in the United States and operates separately from Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Wellington Management’s sole business is investment management, which it undertakes for a range of clients worldwide. Wellington Management employs over 1,900 investment and non-investment professionals throughout the world and as at 31 December 2011 managed approximately US$651 billion in total assets for clients.
Wellington Management’s investment approach and process
Wellington Management focuses on ‘fundamental company analysis’, which includes a detailed understanding of individual business franchises, industry and product specific issues, supported by direct contact with company management, suppliers and competitors.
Proprietary research is central to Wellington Management’s investment style and, in conjunction with the portfolio management teams, is a critical element in the construction and management of our international equity portfolios. This investment process combines a number of important factors, including active stock selection and, where appropriate, active country and sector management. The portfolio managers draw on the research of specialist global industry, fixed income and macroeconomic analysts, who together provide a knowledge base of unique breadth and depth.