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CIO Vantage Point
July 06, 2012 Posted by
1. UK lawmakers set up inquiry on LIBOR issue. Early next week, a showdown between a Bank of England and a Barclays official will ensue.The question on hand is: Did the Bank of England encourage Barclays to submit artificially low rates in the LIBOR rate-setting process? Recall during the height of the crisis how worried everyone was about the banking industry? This does not seem so implausible.
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Economic Outlook
July 06, 2012 Posted by

If you have a floating rate loan, you probably think that your interest accrual will rise "when rates go up" and fall "when rates go down."  This would be true if all rates moved together, but the ongoing "LIBOR scandal" as it's being called demonstrates otherwise.

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Observation Deck
July 02, 2012 Posted by
While there has been a great deal of attention paid to the austerity measures being enforced across Europe this year, the U.S. has been facing its own austerity challenge with the “fiscal cliff” approaching at year-end...
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Public Policy; Cleantech; Life Science; Startups; Technology
June 29, 2012 Posted by

Listen to our round table discussion of the JOBS Act and its implications for both early-stage and late-stage companies. Our panel, including Bill Hambrecht, discuss crowdfunding, the IPO on-ramp, and options for raising capital in this online webinar.

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Public Policy
June 29, 2012 Posted by
The JOBS Act is designed to help growing companies get the capital they need by removing barriers, giving them more options, and eliminating or deferring costly legal and accounting hurdles. In approving the legislation, Congress and the President recognized the power of the innovation economy to create jobs and invent new products and services that improve our quality of life.
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Public Policy
June 25, 2012 Posted by
Our inaugural interview in our video series, The Exit Interview, sheds light on the valuations process - an important step in preparing for an IPO. Listen to Joe Morgan, Chief Investment Officer of SVB Asset Management, and Will Bowmer of Barclays discuss what makes a successful IPO...
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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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FX Outlook; Global Edge
May 25, 2012 Posted by
Brazil is one of the most up-and-coming economies in the world, a hotbed of opportunity for those firms interested in expanding overseas and beyond the slow growth economies of the U.S., Japan and the Euro zone. There are challenges, however, when doing business in Brazil...
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