SVB Fallout

Analysis - For Goldman Sachs, SVB's Botched Stock Sale Had a Silver Lining

As SVB Financial Group wrestled with a capital shortfall and the prospect of a downgrade to its credit rating last week, it went to Goldman Sachs Group Inc and worked out an unusual two-part plan, according to people familiar with the discussions. The investment bank would buy a $21.5 billion bond portfolio from SVB to […]

SVB Says Goldman Sachs Was the Buyer of Portfolio It Booked Losses On

SVB Financial Group said on Tuesday that Goldman Sachs Group Inc was the acquirer of a bond portfolio on which it booked a $1.8 billion loss, a transaction that set in motion the failure of SVB. The loss on the portfolio was the reason SVB, a technology-focused lender known as Silicon Valley Bank, attempted a […]

SVB Shockwaves Rattle Global Banks in Grip of Contagion Fears

Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse pressured global bank stocks further on Tuesday as investors fretted over the financial health of some lenders, in spite of assurances from U.S. President Joe Biden and other policymakers. An indicator of credit risk in the euro zone banking system leapt to its highest since mid-July, as worries about contagion risks […]

Tech Execs Race to Save Startups From 'extinction' After SVB Collapse

Technology executives, prominent venture capitalists and founders including OpenAI CEO Sam Altman raced this weekend to keep alive companies caught up in the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. Friday’s dramatic failure of the bank, which focuses on tech startups, was the biggest since the 2008 financial crisis. It roiled global markets, walloped banking stocks and […]

Analysis - SVB Collapse Unleashes Treasury Volatility, Whiplashing Investors

Extreme volatility is rattling U.S. Treasury markets in the wake of Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse and investors fear a prolonged bout of gyrations before calm returns to bond markets. One measure of expected volatility in U.S. Treasuries – the ICE BoFA MOVE Index – has surged past its COVID-era high and now stands around levels […]

Silicon Valley Bank Collapse: What You Need to Know

Shockwaves from the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank pounded global bank stocks on Tuesday as assurances from President Joe Biden and other policymakers failed to calm market worries about contagion and prompted a rethink on the interest rate outlook. Biden said his administration’s actions meant Americans could have confidence in their banking system, and also […]

Venture Capitalists Weigh 'long-shot plan' to Preserve Parts of SVB - FT

Venture capital firms are working on a “long-shot plan” to preserve parts of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) in a move to keep servicing their clients in the technology sector, the Financial Times reported on Monday citing people briefed on the effort. A group of several VC firms are in talks since late last week about […]

Instant View: Bank Stocks Tank, Markets Rethink Rate-hike Path

Global bank shares slid on Monday even as U.S. authorities moved swiftly to stem contagion following the collapse of startup-focused Silicon Valley Bank. HSBC bought the UK arm of stricken SVB for a symbolic one pound, rescuing a key lender for technology start-ups in Britain and helping curb the fallout from the biggest bank collapse […]

Factbox: Global Firms with Exposure to Collapsed SVB

Startup-focused lender SVB Financial Group became the largest bank to fail since the 2008 financial crisis last week, sending shockwaves across global markets as billions of dollars belonging to companies and investors were left stranded. The collapse raised concerns that the end of decades-long era of cheap money would reveal cracks in the global financial […]

HSBC Rescues British Arm of Stricken Silicon Valley Bank

HSBC bought the UK arm of stricken Silicon Valley Bank for a symbolic one pound on Monday, rescuing a key lender for technology start-ups in Britain and helping curb the fallout from the biggest bank collapse since the financial crash. The move comes after U.S. authorities moved to shore up deposits and stem any wider […]