Paul van der Westhuizen

Senior Financial Strategist, Rabobank

A critical look at the recent banking crisis

Paul van der Westhuizen

What triggered the US regional banking-crisis and subsequent failure of Credit Suisse? Why did European banks escape unscathed? This presentation will examine the circumstances driving the collapse of 3 regional banks in the US and the demise of Credit Suisse and how it impacted the European banking sector. I will also look at the question “can bank failures be avoided” and discuss the outlook for European banks and potential pressure points in the banking system going forward.

Paul joined the Global Economics and Markets Research team of Rabobank in July 2020. His focus area relates to European Financial Institutions. He looks at banking and insurance regulation, earnings, capital structures and primary and secondary debt markets. Before joining Rabobank he worked in both equity- and debt capital markets for Sanlam Ltd, spending the bulk of my career as a non-linear derivatives trader. Paul is a CFA charter-holder and holds an MBA from EDHEC Business School.