Financial markets are reeling from the aftermath of two U.S. banks collapsing. Is this a sign of a larger economic crisis?
In less than a week, Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank folded, sending shockwaves through international markets. Sparked by a social media frenzy, customers made a run on both institutions with 42 billion dollars withdrawn from SVB in one day.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Justice has begun an investigation into what happened.
Joining the discussion:
- Ray Wang is the Founder, Chairman and Principal Analyst of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research Incorporated.
- Brian Becker is the Executive Director of the ANSWER Coalition.
- Ryan Patel is the Global Business Executive and Senior Fellow with the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.
- William Cohan is an American business writer and founding partner of Puck, a daily digital news and opinion publication.
The Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission have launched investigations into the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. https://t.co/kaCW4Gn9Ow
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 15, 2023
U.S. regulators said Silicon Valley Bank customers would get access to funds starting Monday. It wasn’t that easy when biotech companies tried to make payroll. https://t.co/hCQxjmO8iC
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 15, 2023
Breaking News: Silicon Valley Bank is likely to pay Goldman Sachs more than $100 million for a bond deal that failed to prevent its collapse.https://t.co/OqOrG9PCyL
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 15, 2023