Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Goldman Sachs, Greece Didn’t Disclose Swap, Investors ‘Fooled’

Goldman Sachs Group managed $15 billion of bond sales for Greece after arranging a currency swap that allowed the government to hide the extent of its deficit.

No mention was made of the swap in sales documents for the securities in at least six of the 10 sales the bank arranged for Greece since the transaction, according to a review of the prospectuses by Bloomberg.

Goldman helped Greece raise $1 billion of off-balance-sheet funding in 2002 through the swap, which European Union regulators said they knew nothing about until recent days.

It should be obvious by now, Goldman has raped pretty much the entire planet. Justifiably, they are becoming the most hated firm in the world.

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