Month in Numbers

$33bn- the total US mortgage assets originated or insured through AIG by investment bank Goldman Sachs, according to a December 9 Wall Street Journal report. That is roughly twice as much as Société Générale and Merrill Lynch, the banks with the biggest exposure to AIG after Goldman, according to an analysis of ratings-firm reports and an internal AIG document that details several financial firms' roles in the transactions60- the number of investment bankers Piper Jaffray plans to hire - mai