Federal Reserve Admits Blindsided Oversight of SVB Collapse

The Federal Reserve Chairman has admitted to being blindsided by the sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) despite being under their supervision. The collapse of SVB has prompted an internal investigation led by the Vice Chairman to look into the failure of the bank and the Fed’s regulation of it. The bank’s collapse has been linked to the Federal Reserve’s successive interest rate hikes and erosion of its long-term bonds. This has led to depositors requesting withdrawals en masse, causing a bank run, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission taking possession of SVB. (Read More)