It has been a wild ride for banks. Silicon Valley Bank, which catered to venture capitalists and startups, collapsed March 10 after a run on deposits that was preceded by a plunging share price and a money-losing bond sale as the bank tried to raise capital. Two days later, Signature Bank SBNY -22.87%decrease; red down pointing triangle was closed by federal regulators following a run. Then, First Republic Bank FRC 29.47%increase; green up pointing triangle, at risk of a run as its share price plummeted, was flooded with cash in an extraordinary action by some of the largest U.S. banks—but its shares resumed their plunge a day later.
Here is how some banks ended up in the market’s crosshairs.
Author(s): Nate Rattner, Alana Pipe
Publication Date: 18 Mar 2023
Publication Site: WSJ