NEW YORK (
) -- The
Securities and Exchange Commission
has stepped up its examination into a collateralized debt obligation by
that wasn't part of the
filed against the firm in April, the
The SEC's interest in Hudson Mezzanine Funding, a $2 billion CDO, comes amid settlement talks with Goldman over accusations that the bank defrauded investors in Abacus, a similar CDO, the newspaper reports, citing people close to the matter.
reports that in recent weeks the SEC had been gathering information on Hudson Mezzanine, which featured prominently in the grilling of Goldman's executives in the U.S. Senate in April. The SEC and Goldman declined to comment for the
People close to the situation said the probe was preliminary and there was no certainty it would lead to additional actions against the Wall Street firm.
-- Written by Joseph Woelfel in New York.
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