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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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Public Policy
January 13, 2012 Posted by
Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, commonly referred to as the "Volcker Rule," strictly limits banking entities' ability to sponsor and invest in hedge funds and private equity funds.
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FX Outlook
January 10, 2012 Posted by
Now that 2012 is here, it is time to reflect on the past year’s many memorable events. How would we have survived without the drama of the Kardashian’s or the antics of Charlie Sheen? Does Donald Trump really have a chance to be the next President of the United States?
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Public Policy
January 09, 2012 Posted by
For nearly 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank has dedicated itself to supporting the individuals and companies who create disruptive new technologies. We believe that strong IP rights are essential for innovation.
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FX Outlook
January 05, 2012 Posted by
Corporations face an uncertain future in 2012. Even as the U.S. economy is showing signs of recovery, concerns about Europe and slowing growth in Asia call into question the strength and sustainability of the global economic recovery.
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Observation Deck
January 03, 2012 Posted by
Recent headlines regarding MF Global (MFG) are a great illustration of the value of strong corporate governance and the significance of a firm being run in a prudent fashion with complete transparency to all stakeholders.
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Venture Capital
December 08, 2011 Posted by
Some have labeled the last ten years in the venture capital industry a decade of lost returns. Ten and 11-year industry benchmarks show a negative Internal Rate of Return (IRR) causing some investors to question if the venture capital model is broken and in need of dramatic overhaul.
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Observation Deck
December 01, 2011 Posted by
The European sovereign debt crisis continues to be one of the main headlines throughout 2011. Though the problem was once thought to be isolated to Greece and that country’s fiscal ineptness, it is clearly much more complicated and widespread.
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