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Goldman Sachs Looking to Build a Robo-Advisor
[Photo: Goldman NYSE Booth, by Justin Lane / EPAfile]
Goldman Sachs looks to join the ‘Robo-Advisor’ party by building its own platform within Goldman Sachs Asset Management. On Monday, the private wealth division placed a job ad on its career web site seeking employees to help build a robo-advisor (Automated Digital Advice) platform for its ‘Mass Affluent Market’. That private wealth business is geared for clients with at least $50 million in assets.
The Robo Advisor service would be included in GSAM’s multi-product platform, which currently offers such products and services as hedge funds, private equity, fund of funds, quantitative strategies, fixed income, fundamental equity and a global portfolio solutions business.
The robo-advisor strategy complements Goldman’s other diversification efforts – like last October’s launch of Marcus, its online personal loan platform. Once in place, Goldman will be competing with the likes of Charles Schwab and upstarts like Betterment. That said, future prospects bode well for Goldman because wealthy clients have expressed interest in robo-advisory services, particularly ones that also offer access to human advisors.