Swedish Retirement Pension was SVD’s 4th Largest Shareholder with Holdings of Nearly $280 Million in Stock on Friday

Oh no – one of the largest pension plans in Sweden had 50% of its investments in the Silicon Valley Bank that went under on Friday. 

We’ve reported how SVB’s failure may be the beginning of other banks going under.  First Republic Bank is one bank where investors have concerns.  We reported on lines outside the bank in California.

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We also know that at least one firm related to Goldman Sachs and cryptocurrencies is in trouble as well.  CIRCLE announced that it had over $3 billion in the SVB and its stablecoin is no longer pegged to the dollar in early weekend trading.

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It’s not just silicon valley folks, a very large pension plan in Sweden was invested heavily in the Silicon Valley Bank.

The fallout from Silicon Valley Bank has spread to Sweden’s largest pension group after the fund more than doubled its holdings in the Californian bank during the past year.

Stockholm-based Alecta, which oversees more than $104 billion in assets, was SVB’s fourth-biggest shareholder at the end of last year with a holding worth $605 million, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Following a 60% plunge in SVB’s stock on Thursday, the value of the stake was worth only $279 million.

“The holding represents less than 1% of our assets and will not impact our solvency metrics,” said Alecta’s head of communications Jacob Lapidus, who confirmed the pension fund has added to its SVB holding since it became a shareholder in 2019.

We’ll see what other companies and individuals are hit hard as a result of this bank’s failure. 

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