Graham Stephan explained that in 2021 and early 2022, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) took nearly $100 billion and invested it in government backed bonds with a significant portion of it locked away for 3 to 4 years at an interest rate of just 1.79%. SVB took a massive bet that the Federal Reserve was not going to raise interest rates as fast as they did, and when SVB turned out to be wrong, the bank was in a very dangerous position. Normally, banks would have enough money coming in from a variety of sources to cover customer withdrawals. But SVB’s customer base is mainly technology companies that have seen significantly less funding. There was a run on the bank and the FDIC took it over.
Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the the banking partner for nearly half of US venture-backed technology and healthcare companies on the stock market, failed late last week after there was a bank run by depositors. The US Federal Reserve sharply raised borrowing costs over the last year as they attempt to curb inflation, which has affected banking and the economy.
Graham Stephan explained that in 2021 and early 2022, SVB took nearly $100 billion and invested it in government backed bonds with a significant portion of it locked away for 3 to 4 years at an interest rate of just 1.79%. SVB took a massive bet that the Federal Reserve was not going to raise interest rates as fast as they did, and when SVB turned out to be wrong, the bank was in a very dangerous position. If a bond holders can’t wait for the full 4 years to get their money back, they are forced to take a loss. Normally, banks would have enough money coming in from a variety of sources to cover customer withdrawals. But SVB’s customer base is mainly technology companies that have seen significantly less funding, and those companies are forced to take more money out of the bank to pay for their own expenses.There was a run on the bank and the FDIC took it over.
. On March 8, SBV announced it would sell off one-third of their ownership to raise $2.25 billion. This was done in response t them taking a $1.5 billion loss on a portion of their bond position. Word got out that the company could be facing insolvency issues and their stock price plummeted more than 60%, making it unlikely that the company could raise more capital to plug the losses. Panic set in and there was a run on the the bank.
. SVB CEO Gregory Beck reportedly called clients to assure them that their money was safe while some startups advised their founders to pull their money out as soon as possible. On March 10, SBV announced they had failed to raise capital and were instead looking for a buyer. But hours later, the bank was shut down by regulators. All of the bank’s deposits were transferred to a new bank. FDIC insurance only covers the first $250,000 lost due to bank failure. Only 2.7% of SBV’s deposits were less than $250,000, meaning that 97.3% aren’t FDIC insured. Typically, in cases where deposits exceed the FDIC limit, losses are recovered in a bankruptcy court when assets are sold off to pay creditors, which can take years to complete and customers often receive less than they lost.
. SBV serves a niche market and is the bank for venture-backed companies in the US. In the next days and weeks, these companies can be wiped out overnight. Business that banks with SBV will have their savings reduced to $250,000, which will not cover their expenses and payroll. Stephen reported that SBV has $342 billion in total client funds.
Stephen recommended keeping less than $250,000 cash, or whatever the bank is insured for, in any given bank.
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