James Donovan, Goldman Sachs Managing Director, looks at client services from a holistic viewpoint. He is there for his clients not only to help them set aside money for their children’s educations, but he is ready to help his clients pick the right schools. His philosophy means that his clients will turn to him for things as divergent as starting a new company, or purchasing a new house.
“When you have that much money, you’re in a league where you really should have access to the best performance and service,” said Jim Donovan, a partner at Goldman Sachs and managing director of its Private Wealth Management Group in Boston.
Wealth management, Donovan says, “has been growing dramatically over the last ten years or so.”
A Harvard Law School graduate, Donovan today advises a “very diverse group of people.”
“They’re very interesting people,” he said. “They’re entrepreneurs, scientists, academics, politicians, people who have inherited wealth, widows, widowers, celebrities. The common theme is they’re all wealthy and want terrific service and results.”