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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
December 01, 2014 Posted by

SVB Asset Management’s monthly Observation Deck newsletter covers current topics on portfolio management, credit considerations and market events that influence investment strategy. The main article for the December edition, “Stability in a Shifting Current,” discusses credit fundamentals of investment grade corporates and their stabile nature through 2015 but indicates how some old challenges will remain in place.

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FX Daily
November 26, 2014 Posted by
The USD is drifting to weaker levels against the majors via an unexpected increase in the weekly jobless claims and a decline in business orders, fueling speculation the U.S. economy faces headwinds.
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FX Daily
November 25, 2014 Posted by
The USD has erased last week’s 5-yr high vs. the EUR despite a positive U.S. GDP report and a very weak consumer confidence release.
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FX Daily
November 24, 2014 Posted by
The week starts with the yen dropping to a new 7-yr low versus the USD as global central banks are seen adding to their monetary stimulus programs, further dampening demand for low-yielding “safe haven” currencies like JPY.  Japan’s markets were closed today for a public holiday, but the yen has now weakened over 7% in the past month.
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SVB in the community
November 21, 2014 Posted by

Phil Cox, Silicon Valley Bank Head of EMEA and India and President of the UK Branch, discusses the importance of Movember for men’s health and how SVB is getting involved. Does the stache affect the cash? CEO of Flexion Therapeutics Mike Clayman and Mobile Iron Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering Suresh Batchu both have impressive Mos.

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FX Daily
November 21, 2014 Posted by
The EUR is dramatically lower (weaker) as ECB President Draghi made a statement that the central bank would broaden asset purchases (QE) if the region’s inflation outlook continues to slide.  The market is now looking to the ECB delivering something substantial at its December meeting.
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Public Policy; Startups; Technology; U.S.
November 20, 2014 Posted by
Silicon Valley Bank CEO Greg Becker describes support for immigration reforms in relation to high-skilled workers and foreign-born entrepreneurs.
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FX Daily
November 20, 2014 Posted by
The USD is somewhat flat vs. the majors (ex JPY) on limited news o/n.  The yen is again weaker today, touching 119.00 in Asia time, but settling down to its current 118.00 level.
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