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Bill Hwang is no stranger to law enforcement around financial crimes. In 2012 he settled an insider trading and market manipulation case involving Chinese stocks. Last year, he jumped back in the headlines after his family office, Archegos, completely imploded, ultimately leading to $10 billion of losses for brokerages including Nomura and Credit Suisse. This week, he was arrested on new charges surrounding Archegos. NLW explores how the market is reacting and what it tells us about the state of the financial system.

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “I Don't Know How To Explain It” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at