🚩 How The Banking Crisis Highlights The Need For Risk Management
The banking crisis that began in the U.S. has now spread to Europe. Recent concerns over the solvency of Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second largest "global systemically important bank" (G-SIB), were due in no small part to the runs on U.S. banks. What made Credit Suisse vulnerable was that reputational and financial difficulties had plagued it over the past decade, including problems with its financial reporting, exposure to the failed companies Archegos and Greensill, and a criminal conviction over money laundering, to name a few. At the time of writing, UBS has agreed to buy Credit Suisse in a $3 billion deal brokered by regulators, hearkening back to JPMorgan's takeover of Bear Stearns in 2008. The situation is still evolving, and in the U.S., regulators continue to monitor banks for signs of contagion.