As a fixed income investment management firm that specializes in investing for many startups, SVB Asset Management watches public offerings carefully. In addition, we also pay close attention to the Fed and Mr. Bernanke's monetary policy. It is interesting to note that throughout the economic recovery the Fed has been on call to step in if equities appear to be stumbling and to step in if the markets need some reinforcement. Before starting a journey down a river with rapids you scout the rapids; IPOs do something similar with the capital markets.
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