The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank last week can be put down to two things – first a management team that clearly ignored the falling value of the assets they held, and second the fact that the Fed was doing its best to make those assets fall even more\. The end result is hardly a surprise when you look at the numbers. In fact Frances Coppola predicted as much after the collapse of Silvergate Capital. This week Phil and Steve look at what went wrong and ask whether it could happen to other banks.
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