Wall Street investment bank
incorrectly said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was an investor in its troubled multibillion-dollar Global Equity Opportunities hedge fund.
"I misspoke, and I apologize for that," said Goldman media relations director Peter Rose, who blamed the mistake on confusion at the brokerage duringthis week's financial turmoil.
Goldman had to arrange a $3 billion cash injection into the Global EquityOpportunities fund after it ran into trouble in the subprime mortgage meltdown.
Romney, whose personal assets approach $250 million, has invested a seven-figure sum in a completely separate Goldman bond fund called GlobalOpportunities, Rose added.
initially reported Wednesday, after speaking to Goldman, that Romney had invested more than $1 million in the Global Equity Opportunities fund.
"Mitt Romney is not now and has never been an investor in Global Equity Opportunities, and we apologize," Goldman spokeswoman Andrea Raphael said.