The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank
Watch FT journalists and special guests as they examined the fallout from the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank.
Regulators stepped in quickly to manage contagion from the second-biggest bank failure in US history, while the UK government arranged for HSBC to acquire the bank’s UK arm.
Regulatory reform passed after the 2008 financial crisis was designed to avoid a repeat of the turmoil that devastated the banking sector. But the SVB crisis has raised new questions, and we invited FT subscribers to put theirs to our panel of experts:
Why were the red flags in SVB’s risk management not spotted? Will other financial institutions suffer collateral damage? Who are the winners from the collapse? Given the moral hazard implied in the protection of depositors, will taxpayers be on the hook once again, increasing political risk for the Biden administration? What will the niche bank’s demise mean for the tech ecosystem in Silicon Valley and further afield? What weaknesses in regulation have been uncovered since the Dodd-Frank act was watered down in 2015 under the presidency of Donald Trump?
Expert speakers and leading FT journalists
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