Silicon Valley Bank fails. Is there a contagion risk?

Silicon Valley Bank fails. Is there a contagion risk?

March 14, 2023
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Executive summary:

  • SVB had a concentrated depository base and an asset portfolio with a higher percentage in bonds than loans, making it different than an average bank
  • Because of these differences, most industry experts do not view the specific risks that led to the collapse of SVB as representing a large systematic threat to the banking system as a whole

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