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SVB in the community
September 17, 2013 Posted by

A team of 18 SVBers met at La Jolla Shores to take on three projects. Our group of beach clean-up volunteers combed the shores to collect and discard trash, removing 18 pounds of trash and over 100 cigarette butts. Another part of our team worked with Project Linus, a national organization providing handmade blankets for patients at a local children's hospital. A third group painted a seahorse mural for Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. 

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FX Daily
September 17, 2013 Posted by
The dollar is trading at a 3-week low against the majors, as most market participants expect the FOMC to announce a QE tapering tomorrow. In Europe, German confidence data provided additional support to the euro and the pound continues to test new highs. The Aussie and New Zealand dollar remain strong, and solid manufacturing sales in Canada boosted the loonie.
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FX Daily
September 16, 2013 Posted by
The fireworks started over the weekend as former US Treasury Secretary (and front‐runner to replace Ben Bernanke as Fed Chairman) Larry Summers, withdrew his name from consideration for the post in a letter to President Obama. With Summers out of the running, the USD moved lower and equities moved higher.
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SVB in the community
September 14, 2013 Posted by
In any large city, there will always be a number of people who struggle to recover from adversity. Los Angeles is no exception. Against the backdrop of Hollywood stars, a booming tech sector and the Pacific Ocean, the contrast is particularly stark.
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SVB in the community; Europe
September 14, 2013 Posted by
Due to a lack of affordable, safe places for young people to go after school or on the weekends to spend their free time, small volunteer organisations bridge the gap. Often local, council-funded community centres operate as a hub for recreation and sports, career services and places to host important community events. Historically, these resources have been vital to the strength of many communities especially in less flourishing areas of London.
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SVB in the community
September 13, 2013 Posted by
Clean water and safe, non-toxic environmentsare foundational to living well, working hard, and maintaining a high-quality of life. . . all things we want for the communities we serve around the world. As part of our 30 Years | 30 Causes campaign in honor of Silicon Valley Bank’s 30th year in business, more than 100 of our San Francisco-based employees, their families, and many based on the Peninsula and South Bay as well pledged an afternoon to the EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park (a former PG&E power plant site).
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CIO Vantage Point
September 13, 2013 Posted by
The coming taper tantrum, the recent Verizon victory, and the current regulatory risk.
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SVB in the community
September 13, 2013 Posted by

Nearly one year has passed since Hurricane Sandy hit and severely impacted nearly one-fifth of the contiguous US. Entire communities are still recovering from the damage, and we took the opportunity during SVB’s 30 Years | 30 Causes campaign to offer a helping hand. If you haven’t been to this area, it’s hard to imagine how much the region has suffered and poured into rebuilding.  

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