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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
May 01, 2015 Posted by
SVB Asset Management's monthly Observation Deck newsletter covers current topics on portfolio management, credit considerations and market events that influence investment strategy. The main article for the May edition, "Operating in a Tight Market," describes the impact of recent regulatory actions on the supply of investable securities.
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Observation Deck
September 03, 2013 Posted by
Financial yields have rallied substantially since the credit crisis of 2008–2009. According to Barclay’s indices, the differential between intermediate industrial and financial sectors bond spreads has tightened significantly, with a mere 11 bps differential as of the end August 2013.
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Observation Deck
November 30, 2012 Posted by
Positive developments in the housing industry have encouraged the SVB Asset Management credit team to re-evaluate mortgage-backed securities (MBS). MBS came under fire during the financial crisis due to the struggles of housing agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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Observation Deck
June 01, 2012 Posted by

On February 15, Moody's announced that it placed 114 European financial institutions in 16 European countries and another eight banks and securities firms on review for downgrade. Reasons cited by Moody's for the rating actions is a combination of the situation in Europe and/or the environment faced by Global Capital Market Intermediaries (GCMI).

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