Wednesday, June 12, 2024

SVB collapse: Hedge funds short banks, venture cap faces reckoning

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From the iPhone to ChatGPT, many things have come out of Silicon Valley to disrupt the rest of the world in recent years. This time, it was a banking collapse.

The world of alternatives has been impacted by the fall of Silicon Valley Bank. Its position as lender of choice to many start-ups in the tech sector means venture capital has felt the impact most acutely.

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