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Governance risk and SVB: The investor and legal views

SVB headquarters in Santa Clara, California
It has emerged that SVB did not have a chief risk officer for much of 2022. (Photo: Philip Pacheco/Bloomberg)

The failure of America’s green tech lender has highlighted how the need for investors’ greater focus on governance, and what legal claims may now be at their disposal.

Silicon Valley Bank’s insolvency sent shockwaves through global capital markets, the start-up community as well as ESG investors. It may also open up new litigation avenues.

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