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Bank Regulatory Reform: No Postmortem Surprises in Silicon Valley, Supports Our Regulatory Thesis

The Federal Reserve released its review of what went wrong with supervision and regulation of Silicon Valley Bank. There are still no official new regulatory proposals, but this is the first official clue about where the regulators are heading. Our thesis was that regulations were going to change but that they would be manageable changes phased in over a period of several years. This is why we do not think capital raises are likely for the banks under our coverage. We think this is a key point because prices currently seem to be implying permanently impaired profitability or capital raises for multiple banks under our coverage. We think this is too harsh.

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