Silicon Valley Bank Article Index

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This is my Silicon Valley Bank article index, a one-stop shop for all things SVB.

Title Date Topic
Silicon Valley Bank March 15, 2023 Overview of the situation, preview of my bad management hypothesis.
Silicon Valley Bank March 17 Update March 17, 2023 Where did SVB fit in the triumvirate of chartering entity, Federal Reserve membership, and FDIC insurance?
Silicon Valley Bank and the Regulators March 21, 2023 Summary of the New York Times article detailing regulatory actions taken against SVB.  Further support for my bad management hypotheses.

Silicon Valley Bank’s Place in Bailout History

March 28, 2023 Was SVB really the fourth largest bailout in U.S. history? As always, that depends on the definition of “bailout.”  See the following article for a discussion.  Here, I use real assets (adjusted for inflation) to evaluate SVB’s place.  Bonus: I also include Continental Illinois Bank, discussed several times in this series.

Defining “Bailout” to Understand Silicon Valley Bank

March 28, 2023 Beginning with Irvine Sprague’s definition, I explore its relationship with current FDIC policies.


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About Tony Lima

Retired after teaching economics at California State Univ., East Bay (Hayward, CA). Ph.D., economics, Stanford. Also taught MBA finance at the California University of Management and Technology. Occasionally take on a consulting project if it's interesting. Other interests include wine and technology.