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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
June 13, 2013 Posted by

The Fed meets next week with QE on their minds.  Will they taper and if so, what effect will it have?  A Cornell professor's experiment provides some insight.

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Public Policy; Startups; Technology
June 12, 2013 Posted by

Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA 4th District) joined SVB CEO Greg Becker for a client dinner in Boston with about 30 local and discussed variety of issues, all in the general category of how the Federal Government can help entrepreneurs succeed. The topics included immigration reform, education (esp. education in science, technology, engineering and math, or “STEM”), what’s going on with patent litigation, the business environment in MA, hiring, and federal funding for R&D. More information is available on our blog page.

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
June 07, 2013 Posted by
Job growth, QE downplay, money fund changes, and IMF mistakes.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
June 06, 2013 Posted by

The SEC recently proposed additional changes to the money market fund industry.  This five year drama may end with effectively no change in regulation, except for the already-implemented 2010 liquidity rules.

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Wine Industry
June 05, 2013 Posted by
In this videocast conversation SVB's Rob McMillan reviews survey results and interprets industry trends with our panel of experts including: Cyril Penn of Wine Business Monthly, Brian Baker of Chateau Montelena and Ahin Thomas of the Vintners' Alliance.
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Observation Deck
June 03, 2013 Posted by

In the past month, there has been quite a bit of rhetoric regarding quantitative easing and whether or not the Fed will be tapering off asset purchases anytime soon. The lack of confidence in the Fed's easing of monetary policy coupled with an improved economic landscape hints at a possible slowdown in the pace of asset purchases. These factors could mean short-term rates are at a bottom, which leads to the question: Is it time to consider increasing floating-rate bonds, or floaters?

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Venture Capital
May 31, 2013 Posted by

Venture capital and private equity firms today face increased international exposure to currency fluctuations. They look to foreign exchange services as a way to protect the value of a transaction against sudden shifts in currency value – whether for an immediate and urgent deal, or as part of a longer-range strategy.  

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Venture Capital
May 31, 2013 Posted by

Venture capital and private equity firms often operate across borders - and look to foreign exchange services as a way to protect the value of their transactions against sudden shifts in currency value. Examples include funding an overseas office, calling capital, or handling investments or distributions - and their FX needs may be urgent, or part of a longer-term strategy.  

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