Net revenues in Equities were $2.30 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012, 36% higher than the fourth quarter of 2011, reflecting significantly higher net revenues in securities services and equities client execution. The increase in securities services net revenues compared with the fourth quarter of 2011 reflected a gain of approximately $500 million on the sale of the firm’s hedge fund administration business. The increase in equities client execution net revenues compared with the fourth quarter of 2011 reflected significantly higher net revenues in derivatives and higher net revenues in reinsurance. These increases were partially offset by lower commissions and fees, reflecting lower market volumes. During the quarter, Equities operated in an environment generally characterized by low volatility levels and an increase in equity prices in Asia and Europe.The net loss attributable to the impact of changes in the firm’s own credit spreads on borrowings for which the fair value option was elected was $126 million ($79 million and $47 million related to Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Client Execution and equities client execution, respectively) for the fourth quarter of 2012. The net gain attributable to the impact of changes in the firm’s own credit spreads on borrowings for which the fair value option was elected was $20 million (all related to equities client execution) for the fourth quarter of 2011.
Goldman Sachs Reports Earnings Per Common Share Of $14.13 For 2012
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