Form 497K GOLDMAN SACHS TRUST

November 17, 2020 11:23 AM

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Class A:    GCTAX    Class C:    GCTCX     Institutional:    GCTIX    Service:    GCTSX    Investor:    GQIRX     Class R6:    GCTRX

Before you invest, you may want to review the Goldman Sachs U.S. Tax-Managed Equity Fund’s (the “Fund”) Prospectus, which contains more information about the Fund and its risks. You can find the Fund’s Prospectus, reports to shareholders and other information about the Fund online at www.gsamfunds.com/mutualfunds. You can also get this information at no cost by calling 800-621-2550 for Institutional, Service and Class R6 shareholders, 800-526-7384 for all other shareholders or by sending an e-mail request to gs-funds-document-requests@gs.com. The Fund’s Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information (“SAI”), both dated April 29, 2020, are incorporated by reference into this Summary Prospectus.

It is our intention that beginning on January 1, 2021, paper copies of the Funds’ annual and semi-annual shareholder reports will no longer be sent by mail, unless you specifically request paper copies of the reports from a Fund or from your financial intermediary. Instead, the reports will be made available on a website, and you will be notified by mail each time a report is posted and provided with a website link to access the report.

If you already elected to receive shareholder reports electronically, you will not be affected by this change and you need not take any action. At any time, you may elect to receive reports and certain communications from a Fund electronically by calling the applicable toll-free number below or by contacting your financial intermediary.

You may elect to receive all future shareholder reports in paper free of charge. If you hold shares of a Fund directly with the Fund’s transfer agent, you can inform the transfer agent that you wish to receive paper copies of reports by calling toll-free 800-621-2550 for Institutional, Service and Class R6 shareholders or 800-526-7384 for all other shareholders. If you hold shares of a Fund through a financial intermediary, please contact your financial intermediary to make this election. Your election to receive reports in paper will apply to all Goldman Sachs Funds held in your account if you invest through your financial intermediary or all Goldman Sachs Funds held with the Funds’ transfer agent if you invest directly with the transfer agent.

 

INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE    

The Fund seeks to provide long-term after-tax growth of capital through tax-sensitive participation in a broadly diversified portfolio of U.S. equity securities.

 

FEES AND EXPENSES OF THE FUND    

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. The table does not take into account brokerage commissions that you may pay on your purchases and sales of Institutional Shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts on purchases of Class A Shares if you invest at least $50,000 in Goldman Sachs Funds. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in “Shareholder Guide—Common Questions Applicable to the Purchase of Class A Shares” beginning on page 45 and in Appendix C—Additional Information About Sales Charge Variations, Waivers and Discounts on page 92 of the Prospectus and “Other Information Regarding Maximum Sales Charge, Purchases, Redemptions, Exchanges and Dividends” beginning on page B-136 of the Fund’s SAI.

SHAREHOLDER FEES (fees paid directly from your investment)

 

     Class A     Class C     Institutional     Service     Investor     Class R6  

Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed on
Purchases (as a percentage of offering
price)

    5.50     None       None       None       None       None  

Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) (as a
percentage of the lower of original
purchase price or sale proceeds)1

    None       1.00     None       None       None       None  

 

1 

A contingent deferred sales charge (“CDSC”) of 1% is imposed on Class C Shares redeemed within 12 months of purchase.

 

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ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

     Class A     Class C     Institutional     Service     Investor     Class R6  

Management Fees

    0.67%       0.67%       0.67%       0.67%       0.67%       0.67%  

Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees

    0.25%       0.75%       None       0.25%       None       None  

Other Expenses

    0.20%       0.45%       0.07%       0.32%       0.20%       0.06%  

Service Fees

    No ne      0.25     No ne      No ne      No ne      No ne 

Shareholder Administration Fees

    No ne      No ne      No ne      0.25     No ne      No ne 

All Other Expenses

    0.20     0.20     0.07     0.07     0.20     0.06

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

    1.12%       1.87%       0.74%       1.24%       0.87%       0.73%  

Fee Waiver2

    (0.04)%       (0.04)%       None       None       (0.04)%       None  

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver

    1.08%       1.83%       0.74%       1.24%       0.83%       0.73%  

 

2 

Goldman Sachs & Co. (“Goldman Sachs”), the Fund’s transfer agent, has agreed to waive a portion of its transfer agency fee (a component of “Other Expenses”) equal to 0.04% as an annual percentage rate of the average daily net assets attributable to Class A, Class C and Investor Shares of the Fund. This arrangement will remain in effect through at least April 29, 2021, and prior to such date, Goldman Sachs may not terminate the arrangement without the approval of the Board of Trustees.

 

EXPENSE EX AMPLE    

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds.

The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in Class A, Class C, Institutional, Service, Investor and/or Class R6 Shares of the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of your Class A, Class C, Institutional, Service, Investor and/or Class R6 Shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same (except that the Example incorporates the fee waiver arrangement for only the first year). The Example does not take into account brokerage commissions that you may pay on your purchases and sales of Institutional Shares of the Fund. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

 

                                       
     1 Year     3 Years     5 Years     10 Years  

Class A Shares

  $ 654     $ 882     $ 1,129     $ 1,835  

Class C Shares

       

— Assuming complete redemption at end of period

  $ 286     $ 584     $ 1,007     $ 2,187  

— Assuming no redemption

  $ 186     $ 584     $ 1,007     $ 2,187  

Institutional Shares

  $ 76     $ 237     $ 411     $ 918  

Service Shares

  $ 126     $ 393     $ 681     $ 1,500  

Investor Shares

  $ 84     $ 273     $ 478     $ 1,069  

Class R6 Shares

  $ 75     $ 233     $ 406     $ 906  

 

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER    

The Fund pays transaction costs when it buys and sells securities or instruments (i.e., “turns over” its portfolio). A high rate of portfolio turnover may result in increased transaction costs, including brokerage commissions, which must be borne by the Fund and its shareholders, and is also likely to result in higher short-term capital gains for taxable shareholders. These costs are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the expense example above, but are reflected in the Fund’s performance.

The Fund’s portfolio turnover rate for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 was 205% of the average value of its portfolio.

 

PRINCIPAL STRATEGY    

The Fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets plus any borrowings for investment purposes (measured at the time of purchase) (“Net Assets”) in equity investments in U.S. issuers. The Fund will seek to maintain risk, style, capitalization and industry characteristics similar to the Russell 3000® Index.

The Fund uses a variety of quantitative techniques, in combination with a qualitative overlay, when selecting investments that have the potential to maximize the Fund’s after-tax return and minimize capital gains and income distributions. These quantitative techniques, which are derived from fundamental research and based on certain investment themes, including, among others, Fundamental Mispricings, High Quality Business Models, Sentiment Analysis and Market Themes & Trends. Fundamental Mispricings seeks to identify high-quality businesses trading at a fair price, which the Investment Adviser believes leads to strong performance over the long-run. High Quality Business Models seeks to identify companies that are generating high-quality revenues with sustainable business models and aligned management incentives. Sentiment Analysis seeks to identify stocks experiencing improvements in their overall market sentiment. Market Themes and Trends seeks to identify companies positively positioned to benefit from themes and trends in the market and macroeconomic environment. The Fund may make investment decisions that deviate from those generated by the Investment Adviser’s proprietary models, at the discretion of the Investment Adviser. In addition, the Investment Adviser may, in its discretion, make changes to its quantitative techniques, or use other quantitative techniques that are based on the Investment Adviser’s proprietary research.

In managing the Fund, the Investment Adviser balances investment considerations and tax considerations. The Fund seeks to achieve returns primarily in the form of price appreciation (which is not subject to current tax), and may use different strategies in seeking tax-efficiency. These strategies include:


 

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Offsetting long-term and short-term capital gains with long-term and short-term capital losses and creating loss carry-forward positions

 

Managing portfolio turnover that may result in capital gains and losses

 

Selling tax lots of securities that have a higher tax basis before selling tax lots of securities that have a lower tax basis

 

The

Fund’s investments in fixed income securities are limited to cash equivalents.

The Fund’s benchmark index is the Russell 3000® Index.

 

PRINCIPAL RISKS OF THE FUND    

Loss of money is a risk of investing in the Fund. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) or any government agency. The Fund should not be relied upon as a complete investment program. There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. Investments in the Fund involve substantial risks which prospective investors should consider carefully before investing. The Fund’s principal risks are presented below in alphabetical order, and not in the order of importance or potential exposure.

Foreign Risk. Foreign securities may be subject to risk of loss because of more or less foreign government regulation, less public information and less economic, political and social stability in the countries in which the Fund invests. The imposition of exchange controls, sanctions, confiscations, trade restrictions (including tariffs) and other government restrictions by the United States and other governments, or from problems in share registration, settlement or custody may also result in losses. Foreign risk also involves the risk of negative foreign currency rate fluctuations, which may cause the value of securities denominated in such foreign currency (or other instruments through which the Fund has exposure to foreign currencies) to decline in value. Currency exchange rates may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time.

Investment Style Risk. Different investment styles (e.g. “growth,” “value” or “quantitative”) tend to shift in and out of favor depending upon market and economic conditions and investor sentiment. The Fund employs a “quantitative” style, and may outperform or underperform other funds that invest in similar asset classes but employ different investment styles.

Large Shareholder Transactions Risk. The Fund may experience adverse effects when certain large shareholders purchase or redeem large amounts of shares of the Fund. Such large shareholder redemptions, which may occur rapidly or unexpectedly, may cause the Fund to sell portfolio securities at times when it would not otherwise do so, which may negatively impact the Fund’s net asset value (“NAV”) and liquidity. Similarly, large Fund share purchases may adversely affect the Fund’s performance to the extent that the Fund is delayed in investing new cash or otherwise maintains a larger cash position than it ordinarily would. These transactions may also accelerate the realization of taxable income to shareholders if such sales of investments resulted in gains, and may also increase transaction costs. In addition, a large redemption could result in the Fund’s current expenses being allocated over a smaller asset base, leading to an increase in the Fund’s expense ratio.

Management Risk. A strategy used by the Investment Adviser may fail to produce the intended results. The Investment Adviser attempts to execute a complex strategy for the Fund using proprietary quantitative models. Investments selected using these models may perform differently than expected as a result of the factors used in the models, the weight placed on each factor, changes from the factors’ historical trends, and technical issues in the construction and implementation of the models (including, for example, data problems and/or software issues). There is no guarantee that the Investment Adviser’s use of these quantitative models will result in effective investment decisions for the Fund. Additionally, commonality of holdings across quantitative money managers may amplify losses.

Market Risk. The value of the securities in which the Fund invests may go up or down in response to the prospects of individual companies, particular sectors or governments and/or general economic conditions throughout the world due to increasingly interconnected global economies and financial markets. Events such as war, acts of terrorism, social unrest, natural disasters, the spread of infectious illness or other public health threats could also significantly impact the Fund and its investments.

Portfolio Turnover Rate Risk. A high rate of portfolio turnover (100% or more) involves correspondingly greater expenses which must be borne by the Fund and its shareholders.

Stock Risk. Stock prices have historically risen and fallen in periodic cycles. U.S. and foreign stock markets have experienced periods of substantial price volatility in the past and may do so again in the future.

Tax-Managed Investment Risk. Because the Investment Adviser balances investment considerations and tax considerations, the pre-tax performance of the Fund may be lower than the performance of similar funds that are not tax-managed. Even though tax-managed strategies are being used, they may not reduce the amount of taxable income and capital gains distributed by the Fund to shareholders. A high percentage of the Fund’s NAV may consist of unrealized capital gains, which represent a potential future tax liability to shareholders. The Fund is not suitable for investment by individual retirement accounts, other tax-exempt or tax-deferred accounts or for other investors who are not sensitive to the federal income tax consequences of their investments.


 

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PERFORMANCE    

The bar chart and table below provide an indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing: (a) changes in the performance of the Fund’s Institutional Shares from year to year; and (b) how the average annual total returns of the Fund’s Class A, Class C, Institutional, Service, Investor and Class R6 Shares compare to those of a broad-based securities market index. The Fund’s past performance, before and after taxes, is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future.

Updated performance information is available at no cost at www.gsamfunds.com/performance or by calling the appropriate phone number on the back cover of the Prospectus.

Performance reflects applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations in effect during the periods shown.

 

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AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURN

 

                                                                                                           

For the period ended

December 31, 2019

   1 Year      5 Years      10 Years      Since
Inception
 

Class A Shares

           

Returns Before Taxes

     18.57%        7.27%        11.64%        -  

Returns After Taxes on Distributions

     18.47%        7.13%        11.47%        -  

Returns After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

     11.07%        5.69%        9.68%        -  

Class C Shares

           

Returns Before Taxes

     23.54%        7.67%        11.43%        -  

Institutional Shares

           

Returns Before Taxes

     25.90%        8.91%        12.73%        -  

Service Shares

           

Returns Before Taxes

     25.31%        8.37%        12.15%        -  

Investor Shares (Inception 8/31/10)

           

Returns Before Taxes

     25.82%        8.76%        N/A        14.38%  

Class R6 Shares*

           

Returns Before Taxes

     25.96%        8.91%        12.72%        -  

Russell 3000® Index (reflects no deduction for fees or expenses)

     31.02%        11.24%        13.41%        14.96%  

 

* 

Class R6 Shares commenced operations on April 30, 2018. Prior to that date, the performance of Class R6 Shares shown in the table above is that of Institutional Shares. Performance has not been adjusted to reflect the lower expenses of Class R6 Shares. Class R6 Shares would have had higher returns because: (i) Institutional Shares and Class R6 Shares represent interests in the same portfolio of securities; and (ii) Class R6 Shares have lower expenses.

The after-tax returns are for Class A Shares only. The after-tax returns for Class C, Institutional, Service, Investor and Class R6 Shares will vary. After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. In addition, the after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.


 

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PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT    

Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. is the investment adviser for the Fund (the “Investment Adviser” or “GSAM”).

Portfolio Managers: Osman Ali, CFA, Managing Director, has managed the Fund since 2014; Monali Vora, CFA, Managing Director, has managed the Fund since 2010; and John Sienkiewicz, Managing Director, has managed the Fund since 2020.

 

BUYING AND SELLING FUND SHARES    

The minimum initial investment for Class A and Class C Shares is, generally, $1,000. The minimum initial investment for Institutional Shares is, generally, $1,000,000 for individual or certain institutional investors, alone or in combination with other assets under the management of the Investment Adviser and its affiliates. There is no minimum for initial purchases of Investor or Class R6 Shares, except for certain institutional investors who purchase Class R6 Shares directly with the Fund’s transfer agent for which the minimum initial investment is $5,000,000. Those share classes with a minimum initial investment requirement do not impose it on certain employee benefit plans, and Institutional Shares do not impose it on certain investment advisers investing on behalf of other accounts.

The minimum subsequent investment for Class A and Class C shareholders is $50, except for certain employee benefit plans, for which there is no minimum. There is no minimum subsequent investment for Institutional, Investor or Class R6 shareholders.

The Fund does not impose minimum purchase requirements for initial or subsequent investments in Service Shares, although an Intermediary (as defined below) may impose such minimums and/or establish other requirements such as a minimum account balance.

You may purchase and redeem (sell) shares of the Fund on any business day through certain intermediaries that have a relationship with Goldman Sachs, including banks, trust companies, brokers, registered investment advisers and other financial institutions (“Intermediaries”).

 

TAX INFORMATION    

The Fund’s distributions are taxable, and will be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, unless you are investing through a tax-deferred arrangement, such as a 401(k) plan or an individual retirement account. Investments through tax-deferred arrangements may become taxable upon withdrawal from such arrangements.

 

PAYMENTS TO BROKER-DEALERS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES    

If you purchase the Fund through an Intermediary, the Fund and/ or its related companies may pay the Intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the Intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your Intermediary’s website for more information.


 

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