Goldman Sachs

New York-headquartered banking giant Goldman Sachs is a full service global investment banking and trading house with expertise in areas including securities, structured products, proprietary trading, and financial markets around the globe. German-born Marcus Goldman set up a commercial paper business in 1869, but it was turned into an investment bank in 1930 by Sidney Weinberg. The bank has recently focused on expanding its global operations and M&A advisory business, which has provided it with an unprecedented reach. Its 34,000 employees across the globe are highly driven individuals who helped it become one of Wall Street’s most powerful and profitable lenders.