Goldman Sachs is a global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. It provides a wide range of services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, institutional investors, governments, non-profit organizations and individuals. Its headquarters are in New York and it maintains significant offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other financial centres around the world. Founded in 1869, Goldman Sachs has long sustained a commitment to hiring and training outstanding leaders. Its business principles are rooted in integrity, a commitment to excellence, innovation and teamwork. These values enable Goldman Sachs to successfully execute a business strategy that is focused on extraordinary client service and superior long-term financial performance for its shareholders. Goldman Sachs conducts its business in increasingly complex markets. The firm judges itself on its ability to help clients anticipate and respond to changing market conditions and to create opportunities.