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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
March 07, 2016 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. In the main article for the March edition, "Money Fund Reform on the Horizon," Renuka Kumar, CFA covers the major changes with Money Market Fund Reform and how we can help you navigate through this change.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
March 07, 2016 Posted by
In February 2016 the lack of transparency with oil prices and all things related to China have created unsettled global investors, leading to choppy markets and a flight to safe-haven currencies, while emerging market and commodity currencies generally underperformed.
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Advisories; Global Edge; Technology; Asia
March 01, 2016 Posted by
Steve Allan, head of SVB Analytics, and John Kinzer, managing director of SVB Asia Link, have been following China’s transformative innovation landscape in their respective roles at Silicon Valley Bank. In part two of their conversation on China, they discuss China's volatile economy and Chinese investments in the United States.
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Advisories; Global Edge; Technology; Asia
February 23, 2016 Posted by
Steve Allan, head of SVB Analytics, and John Kinzer, managing director of SVB Asia Link, have been following China’s transformative innovation landscape in their respective roles at Silicon Valley Bank. They recently sat down to share perspectives on China’s growth, drivers and challenges for their innovation economy, and what’s driving Chinese investment activity.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
February 09, 2016 Posted by
January 2016 was one of the toughest months on record for global financial markets.  Currency markets took it on the chin, as did commodities and equities.  A relief rally in oil at month-end did spark a recovery in many markets.
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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management
February 02, 2016 Posted by

According to the FBI, cyber thieves have stolen nearly $750 million using imposter fraud – aka business email compromise fraud – a scam that spoofs or hijacks email accounts of business executives. Once compromised, fraudsters use the email accounts to send fraudulent transaction instructions to company employees and steal client funds. Fraud attempts have increased by 270 percent in 2015 alone with all types and sizes of businesses affected.  Security experts Guardian Analytics highlighted how imposter fraud happens in this tutorial video. Watch it to learn how you can protect yourself.

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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
February 02, 2016 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. In the main article for the February edition, "Will the Fed Stand Alone?," Renuka Kumar covers what the Fed is thinking given the recent market volatility and what that could mean for future rate hikes. 
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
January 14, 2016 Posted by
In 2016, the dollar will continue to strengthen as long as it appears the U.S. interest rate is in a rising trend. Look for falling commodity prices to decline further as long as Chinese growth shows no turnaround from its contraction. The effect will roll over and push the commodity currencies (Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) and emerging market currencies lower.
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Advisories; Economic Outlook; Quarterly Economic Report; Asia; Europe; South America; U.S.; Wealth Advisory Market Perspectives
January 14, 2016 Posted by

SVB’s Wealth Advisory Market Outlook—Winter 2016 offers the SVB Wealth Advisory team’s perspectives on U.S. and global trends that can affect U.S. equity and fixed income performance. It also includes recommendations on portfolio strategies for a changing investing climate in 2016.

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