The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a bank holding company and a financial holding company. The Company operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management. The Company's Investment Banking segment provides financial advisory services, which include advisory assignments with respect to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense activities, restructurings, spin-offs and risk management. The Company's Institutional Client Services segment makes markets and facilitates client transactions in fixed income, equity, currency and commodity products. The Company's investing and lending activities include its investing and relationship lending activities across various asset classes, primarily debt securities and loans, public and private equity securities, and real estate. The Company's investment management segment provides investment and wealth advisory services.