The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a global financial institution that delivers a range of financial services across investment banking, securities, investment management and consumer banking to a diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. The Company operates in four business segments: Investment Banking, Global Markets, Asset Management, and Consumer & Wealth Management. The Investment Banking segment consists of financial advisory, underwriting and corporate lending activities. The Global Markets segment consists of fixed income, currency and commodities (FICC) and equities, and intermediation and financing activities. The Asset Management segment provides investment services to help clients preserve and grow their financial assets. Consumer & Wealth Management segment provides a range of wealth advisory and banking services, including financial planning, investment management, deposit taking and lending.