The Rise and Fall of Archegos Capital Management II

The Rise and Fall of Archegos Capital Management II

In this second video, Trevor covers the role of prime brokers and financing process of Archegos. Trevor also elaborates on the factors that led to the quick collapse of Archegos in March 2021 which ultimately cost billions in losses to global banks.
Overview

Over the course of 2020 and 2021, it would seem that less than ten banks had racked up credit exposure of over $50bn to Archegos. And in a few weeks in March and April 2021, they had lost around $10bn.

Key learning objectives:

  • How did Archegos collapse?

  • What were the ramifications of the Archegos incident?

  • What else could have been done to avoid the collapse?

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Trevor Pugh

Trevor Pugh

Trevor has worked in finance since 1995. He started his career in investment banking after studying Law at Cambridge and taking a Masters Degree in Financial Services from University College Dublin. Trevor spent 18 years at Barclays investment bank where he became a Managing Director and head of Gilt trading. He currently works as Chief Operating Officer for a hedge fund.

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