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CIO Vantage Point
July 06, 2012 Posted by
1. UK lawmakers set up inquiry on LIBOR issue. Early next week, a showdown between a Bank of England and a Barclays official will ensue.The question on hand is: Did the Bank of England encourage Barclays to submit artificially low rates in the LIBOR rate-setting process? Recall during the height of the crisis how worried everyone was about the banking industry? This does not seem so implausible.
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Economic Outlook
July 06, 2012 Posted by

If you have a floating rate loan, you probably think that your interest accrual will rise "when rates go up" and fall "when rates go down."  This would be true if all rates moved together, but the ongoing "LIBOR scandal" as it's being called demonstrates otherwise.

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Public Policy
June 25, 2012 Posted by
Our inaugural interview in our video series, The Exit Interview, sheds light on the valuations process - an important step in preparing for an IPO. Listen to Joe Morgan, Chief Investment Officer of SVB Asset Management, and Will Bowmer of Barclays discuss what makes a successful IPO...
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Economic Outlook; Global Edge; Public Policy
March 22, 2012 Posted by
Robert Guest, The Economist’s Business Editor, discusses his key business and economic findings from his book Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism in this video interview with Joe Morgan, Chief Investment Officer of SVB Asset Management...
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Economic Outlook
February 16, 2012 Posted by
The Brazen Dozen is a list of events that I believe have a 40 percent probability of occurring during the year. These events skirt the outposts of probability. The objective is to think outside the box with regard to economic, market, and political activity so that we may better prepare for the 100-year floods that seem to occur so frequently.
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Quarterly Economic Report
January 17, 2012 Posted by
Tugs of war are occurring all around us and the resultinguncertainty is driving investor and consumer behavior. Read our analysis of thecompelling trends that  will affect investor and consumer behavior in thecoming year.
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Economic Outlook
January 17, 2012 Posted by
The Brazen Dozen is a list of twelve events that I believe have a 40 percent probability of occurring during the year. These events skirt the outposts of probability.
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Quarterly Economic Report
September 29, 2011 Posted by
The so-called “law of diminishing marginal utility” tells us that increasing the consumption of one product while retaining constant consumption of other products creates a decline in the marginal utility derived from each additional unit...
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