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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Goldman Sachs


Business Development Associate

To Whom It May Concern,

I’m an investment professional with 12 years of experience gained from a progressive international career spanning the asset management industry - from boutique wealth managers to major buy-side funds management organisations - in USA, the United Kingdom and Brazil.

My experience covers: international institutional distribution, investment product specialist and due diligence questionnaire (DDQ & RFP) analysis, fund administration/operations and wealth management (investment/fund analysis and discretionary client portfolio management). The client-interactive nature of my experience has provided exposure to a wide range of client types including: institutional investors, consultants, fund of funds, family offices, private banks, IFAs and HNW investors.

My current role - Emerging Markets Product Specialist - is responsible for the coverage of emerging market equity, debt and absolute return (fixed income relative value) investment capabilities. I provide an effective link between the investment and distribution teams with respect to: investment strategy integrity, product marketing and development, sales and client relationship management. My remit is to articulate: investment processes, fund positioning, performance attribution, market outlooks; perform competitor analysis and identify distribution opportunities.

My previous position as a due diligence specialist was responsible for the initial steps in the global sales process and a key component for winning new business. I produced high quality, thorough proposals to various investor groups across institutional, intermediary and retail channels throughout the UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East, South Africa and LatAm. In the time that I fulfilled this function, the firm's AuM grew from USD $23bn to USD $38bn. This success was greatly attributable to the transparent and clear communication of: how funds are managed, how investment processes function and demonstrating the benefits of diverse investment capabilities. All of this was achieved at the height of the global credit crisis.

The experience gained from working within a world-class investment management organisation has allowed me to acquire an in-depth understanding of: investment operations, capital market drivers, diverse and complex investment strategies, styles and processes; investment research methodologies, traditional and alternative asset classes; and how such investments perform and interact over both short and longer time frames.

As you will see from my attached CV, key elements of my previous positions have required combining technical competence with commercial awareness, the ability to assimilate and analyse information, identify critical features and confidently communicate ideas in a clear and concisely argued style. I achieve performance targets and work accurately under pressure to meet tight deadlines. I’m analytical, dependable and maintain an adaptable approach to ever changing circumstances with a team-oriented mindset.

Please be assured this a serious request. I would welcome the opportunity for a meeting to discuss possible opportunities. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Yours Sincerely,

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