Banking Turmoil Adds to Risks
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
When inflation swells, hawkish economists typically advise the Fed to raise interest rates until something breaks. Mission accomplished! The banking turmoil started with Silicon Valley Bank (SIVB, not held). SIVB became vulnerable—not by making bad loans, but by buying long-dated bonds prior to the recent rise in interest rates. SIVB’s deposit base was dominated by tech companies with balances well above the FDIC guarantee. It was the perfect setup for a bank run.
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Gregory Powell, PhD, oversees the Portfolio Management Team. Greg is the designated lead or co-lead Portfolio Manager on the firm’s core strategies. In addition, he holds a position on Miller/Howard’s Executive Committee. Greg joined Miller/Howard in 2017 and served as a portfolio manager and Deputy Chief Investment Officer. He was promoted to CIO in 2020, after the retirement of founder Lowell Miller. Prior to joining MHI, Greg had a distinguished 19-year career as a portfolio manager and director of research at AllianceBernstein. At AB, he managed a team of 12 analysts and a suite of products with $11 billion in AUM. He also served as head of fundamental value research there, redesigning the analyst role with an emphasis on investment success and training analysts in all aspects of the position. He holds a BA in Economics/Mathematics from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a PhD and MA in Economics from Northwestern University.