New capital rules will increase Goldman Sachs' (GS) risk-weighted assets by 67% to $728B, a...

|About: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS)|By:, SA News Editor

New capital rules will increase Goldman Sachs' (GS) risk-weighted assets by 67% to $728B, a number it aims to pare to below $700B by the end of 2013, says Lloyd Blankfein, speaking at a BAML conference. HIgher risk-weighted assets, of course, mean higher capital needs, making it harder to hit ROE levels desired by investors.