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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
March 07, 2016 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. In the main article for the March edition, "Money Fund Reform on the Horizon," Renuka Kumar, CFA covers the major changes with Money Market Fund Reform and how we can help you navigate through this change.
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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
February 02, 2016 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. In the main article for the February edition, "Will the Fed Stand Alone?," Renuka Kumar covers what the Fed is thinking given the recent market volatility and what that could mean for future rate hikes. 
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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
February 02, 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 February edition, "Battle of the Central Banks," discusses the divergent paths of global monetary policy in the wake of the European Central Bank's efforts to stimulate growth via increased asset purchases.
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Observation Deck; Treasury Management
September 02, 2014 Posted by

SVB Asset Management’s monthly newsletter, Observation Deck, covers current topics on portfolio management, credit considerations and market events that influence investment strategy. The main article for the September edition, "Geopolitical Jitters," addresses the current economic recovery which is continuing to make progress domestically even as geopolitical events dominate headlines and weigh on investors’ minds.

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Observation Deck
June 02, 2014 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 June edition, "The Fed’s Exit Strategy," discusses the next move for the Fed and when we could see a change to the current monetary policy.

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Economic Outlook
December 18, 2013 Posted by
In the last Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting of the year, the Fed announced changes to its current monetary policy which included a modest tapering of asset purchases.
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Advisories; Observation Deck
October 01, 2013 Posted by
At the September Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, which was regarded as the most highly anticipated meeting of the year, officials jolted markets with the announcement of no tapering of bond purchases at this time. In the headline commentary of Observation Deck, "Summer of Volatility," portfolio manager Renuka Kumar discusses how recent bond market volatility has been driven by the Fed and monetary policy.
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Observation Deck
February 27, 2013 Posted by

Four years of quantitative easing and an essentially zero percent target rate have certainly had an impact on the bond markets and corporate cash management. We saw the Fed's balance sheet balloon to over $3 trillion in January, the ten-year Treasury note hit an all-time low of 1.39 percent in July of last year, and U.S. corporate bond issuance had a record year with over $1.3 trillion in new issuance. Now that we are two months into 2013, it might be worthwhile to take a look at how this year is shaping up in terms of corporate bond issuance and what that means for corporate cash investment portfolios.

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