Lessons From the Collapse of SVB: Root Causes and Takeaways for Risk Managers

Financial institution risk expert David Gibbons will explain the many factors that led to Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse. You will learn how to avoid the same pitfalls.

What You Will Learn

  • What caused Silicon Valley Bank to collapse?
  • What decisions did SVB make long ago that led to this point?
  • What actions in the week leading to the collapse exacerbated the situation?
  • How did technical factors play a role in SVB’s crash?
  • Does your institution face the same risks as SVB?
  • What are the biggest long-term lessons from this incident?
  • What steps should you take immediately to keep your institution solvent?
  • Will regulators assess risk differently in light of the SVB collapse?
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Training Overview

Learn how to avoid SVB’s fatal risks.

A Wall Street Journal article described the rapid demise of Silicon Valley Bank: “The bank was in sound financial condition on Wednesday…A day later, it was insolvent.” On March 10, the FDIC took over.


Although the crash happened quickly, decisions that SVB executives made years, months, and days before led to this event. You need to understand what went wrong so that your institution may avoid similar outcomes.

  • What caused Silicon Valley Bank to collapse?
  • What decisions did SVB make long ago that led to this point?
  • What actions in the week leading to the collapse exacerbated the situation?
  • How did technical factors play a role in SVB’s crash?
  • Does your institution face the same risks as SVB?
  • What are the biggest long-term lessons from this incident?
  • What steps should you take immediately to keep your institution solvent?
  • Will regulators assess risk differently in light of the SVB collapse?
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Bank and credit union CEOs
  • Board members
  • Risk and compliance committee members
  • Risk and compliance executives and officers
  • Risk and compliance team members
  • Compliance attorneys
  • Bank or financial institution officers and managers
  • Executive directors
  • Business unit and department managers
  • General counsel
  • Auditors
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

Expert Presenter

David Gibbons
  • Accomplished financial services executive with public and private sector experience as a senior bank regulator, a practicing Chief Risk Officer, a financial services consultant, and a testifying expert
  • Over forty years experience in banking and bank regulation
  • Widely recognized as a leader and expert in matters relating to bank supervision, regulatory relations and troubled institution remediation, enterprise-wide risk management (ERM), and credit and compliance risk management activities
  • Previously Managing Director for Enterprise Risk at Alvarez and Marsal and Managing Director and Practice Coordinator for Enforcement Advisory and Credit Risk Services at Promontory Financial Group
  • Served as Chief Risk Officer for HSBC Holdings for North America
  • Chaired the Enterprise Risk Management Group of the American Bankers Association and the Chief Risk Officer Roundtable of the Risk Management Association
  • Held senior supervision and policy positions for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for 27 years, including as Deputy Comptroller for Credit Risk