Conflicts Resolution Group, Analyst, Singapore

Goldman Sachs
Singapore, Singapore
08 May 2022
07 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Conflicts Resolution Group ("CRG") reviews GS business opportunities to ensure that potential conflicts of interest are identified, assessed and managed so as to protect client relationships, safeguard confidential information, mitigate reputational risk and ensure that we are able to fulfill our responsibilities to our clients prior to accepting a role. Additionally, in the face of competing opportunities, the CRG plays a crucial role in working with revenue generating divisions to determine which business to pursue, taking into account client relationships, profit potential, market share and reputational risk while seeking to maximize commercial opportunities for the firm globally.
This position will work as part of the CRG team across Asia Pacific with responsibility for coordinating conflict clearance. Upon joining the team, candidates can expect a challenging and rewarding role with a steep-learning curve that requires consistent focus and follow-through, a vigilant attention to detail and provides exposure to regional and divisional leadership. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Liaising with business units (including Investment Banking Division, Merchant Banking Division, Global Markets) to gather relevant details and initiate conflict checks for situations requiring clearance
  • Analyzing transactions, researching companies and identifying potential issues during due diligence of conflict checks
  • Reviewing GS investments, trading positions and exposures as part of the conflict checking process
  • Working closely with global members of the CRG, as well as other control groups such as Legal, Compliance, Business Intelligence Group, to collect relevant feedback and identify and resolve issues arising during the conflict check process while managing deal teams' expectations around outcome and turnaround time
  • Helping to create solutions to appropriately navigate potential conflict issues
  • Carefully monitoring the status of opportunities and proactively flag any issues that may arise post completion of the conflict check process
  • Maintaining the CRG's proprietary database which documents and tracks situations cleared or pending clearance
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail, with the ability to process and analyze high volumes of information
  • Demonstrable ability to manage multiple projects in an efficient manner and bring them to a timely completion
  • Ability to operate in fast-paced environment with high sense of urgency / multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work in close consultation with others as part of a small team that is spread across 4 countries in the Asia Pacific region, and interact directly with a global group of professionals throughout the firm including senior leadership and across time zones
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to document information in a clear, precise and efficient manner
  • Strong sense of discretion with respect to highly confidential information
  • Proactive and self-motivated with a strong work ethic


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