Wells Fargo: No Archegos losses

Wells Fargo is disclosing its ties to battered hedge fund Archegos.

As the implosion of hedge fund Archegos continues to roil select financial stocks, Wells Fargo investors are breathing a sigh of relief after the bank offered the following update:

“We had a prime brokerage relationship with Archegos. We were well collateralized at all times over the last week and no longer have any exposure. We did not experience losses related to closing out our exposure" the company noted. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
WFC WELLS FARGO & CO. 58.06 +2.06 +3.68%

The $10 billion hedge fund, run by Bill Hwang, was forced to liquidate positions last week, causing extreme swings in a number of stocks, including Discovery and ViacomCBS, according to reports.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
DISCA DISCOVERY INC. 31.18 +1.84 +6.27%
VIAC VIACOMCBS INC. 36.82 +0.63 +1.74%

While Wells Fargo shares rose following the disclosure, Credit Suisse shares remain under pressure.

The bank, on Monday, warned investors that "a significant US-based hedge fund defaulted on margin calls made last week by Credit Suisse and certain other banks... While at this time it is premature to quantify the exact size of the loss resulting from this exit, it could be highly significant."

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
CS CREDIT SUISSE GROUP AG 10.55 +0.04 +0.38%

It remains unclear what other U.S. financial institutions have exposure and to what extent. Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley shares were higher on Tuesday, reversing losses from Monday.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
GS THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC. 380.94 -9.86 -2.52%
MS MORGAN STANLEY 98.88 -3.67 -3.58%
JPM JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. 157.89 -10.34 -6.15%