Goldman Sachs Fixed Income Group (GSAM) vs Market Solutions Group

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Which group do you think is better entering as a FT analyst? Both seem like good groups with many exit ops.

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Jan 12, 2018

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Jan 12, 2018

What will your responsibilities be for the MSG group?

Jan 12, 2018

Sales Trader

Jan 12, 2018
Jan 12, 2018

junior portfolio manager

Jan 15, 2018

if your goal is to be a portfolio manager then i would go with GSAM FI

Jan 12, 2018

From previous thread MSG is a pretty good group, if not one of the best in PWM and is virtually identical to S&T. I'd say your choice would come down to personal preference, but Id say junior PM within GSAM is a very strong role with a transferable skill set down the line. Whats your background, are you coming out of undergrad?

Jan 12, 2018

Right, it seems like MSG is not really pwm if it's providing hedge fund style clients with S&T. Coming out of undergrad.

Jan 12, 2018

Yeah its definitely not traditional PWM in the most sense. You'd be dealing with financially sophisticated ultra high net worth individuals who want access to investment services that they wouldn't find with PWM. The group invests in private and public markets across equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities, and rates. They have Portfolio Management and Trading desks (which seems like what you'll be on), and client facing groups. Seems to be a mix of sell-side s&t and buy side investing. I don't have the clearest understanding of everything that happens in MSG, but definitely PM me!

Jan 12, 2018

But GSAM Fixed Income Junior PM is also a solid role and the group that I want to be in out of UG. Seems like the best path towards making PM. From what I've read on WSO, being a junior PM is less like being say a HY/IG credit research analyst (which GSAM has also), but has more emphasis on asset allocation and risk mngmnt (but I'm young and my understanding could be mistaken so pls take these w. a grain of salt). Also I would assume good exit opps to other PM roles at large AM's like JPAM, BlackRock, Pimco etc.

Jan 12, 2018

Appreciate the input. I'm definitely leaning towards MSG. For the record I have an offer at another BB for S&T but think that this group is much better. The group seems very focused on sophisticated derivatives and parts of the group seem to operate more like a hedge fund.

Jan 12, 2018

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