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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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Global Edge
May 22, 2012 Posted by
Make way for the BRIC countries! With the western economies mired in recession over the past few years, the engine of global growth has been without question Brazil, India, China and Russia. At their fourth annual summit in March, the BRIC countries discussed collaboration and policies that would give these powerhouses a greater voice in the global markets and reduce their reliance on the developed economies.
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FX Outlook
May 18, 2012 Posted by
The People's Bank of China (PBOC) announced the long-expected widening of the USD/CNY daily trading band to +/- 1percent from +/- 0.5 percent effective on April 16.  This move is a significant step towards a more freely traded RMB.Though history indicates that USD/CNY would probably not trade at the new maximum trading band, widening the trading band will allow the USD/CNY exchange rates to be determined more by market forces creating rate fluctuations.
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Capital Access; FX Outlook
May 15, 2012 Posted by
Selling internationally can tie up large amounts of capital, but there are ways to minimize the impact...
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Capital Access; Technology
May 15, 2012 Posted by

Leverage can be a powerful tool, but optimizing its application requires some calculus of cost versus benefit. Adding term debt or a revolving credit facility can lift a transaction size or working-capital liquidity beyond what precious equity capital can achieve alone. Finding that perfect, simple leverage tool is critical to a company's growth and future success. So, how can a CFO make the best decisions about debt for the business?

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Energy & Resource Innovation
May 15, 2012 Posted by

Cleantech is increasingly a diverse and pervasive concept. As our Cleantech business grows and expands to where innovators take us technologically, geographically, or with new models, we are tracking those dynamics closely.

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