Goldman Sachs CP3 response published by accident

The five-page response drafted by Goldman Sachs executives to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's third consultative paper was published on the internet in mid-August by mistake when the committee posted other comments.

"This response is being sent in confidence to you and those identified below, and we request that it not be published or placed on the internet," the response said in its second paragraph.

The reason Goldman may have wanted to keep the response quiet could stem from a number of admissions that the firm makes in the document about the effect that the new capital Accord will have on its regulatory capital positions. Although in the US Goldman is regulated by the Securities and Exchange

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