Awards 2013: Best asset management firm: Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Michael Faulkner, Insurance Risk and Etienne Comon, GSAM

After 2011, assisting insurers in their hunt for yield was one priority for asset managers. But the focus of their advice is slowly changing. Over the past few months, asset managers have been called on by insurers that pursued a sensible line of attack against bull equity markets and are now seeking to position themselves prudently against erratic interest rates.

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) stood out in this shifting environment for its ability to tailor industry-specific asset-liabil