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By Justin Baer

 

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said it had drawn scrutiny in regulatory inquiries related to its high-frequency trading and whether its hiring practices complied with U.S. antibribery laws, according to a securities filing.

 

References to the investigations appeared in Friday's quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in a list of reviews Goldman faces from government agencies and industry regulators.

 

The references marked the first time Goldman (GS) had disclosed each probe publicly. A Goldman Sachs spokesman declined to comment.

 

The SEC, the U.S. Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman are all reviewing the role high-speed traders have played in the stock market.

 

In Friday's filing, Goldman also said it was a defendant in an April 18 class-action lawsuit related to high-speed trading. The action alleges that a number of exchanges and securities firms violated market-manipulation and insider-trading rules.

 

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that the SEC had expanded its probe into large banks' hiring practices in Asia, and had sought more information from at five firms, including Goldman.

 

(An expanded version of this report appears at WSJ:com: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303701304579551444213360678?mod=mktw.)

 

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-Justin Baer; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com

 

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