Analytics, Energy & Resource Innovation, Global Edge, Life Science, Quarterly Economic Report, Startups, Technology, Treasury Management, Venture Capital

 

Country Guides; Global Edge; Europe
May 27, 2013 Posted by
The UK is one of the countries at the top of the list for companies looking to expand beyond the United States – and provides a host of incentives for direct foreign investment. Here’s a quick look at seven of these incentives – and you can learn more about the UK business climate and key expansion considerations by downloading our free “Guide to Business and Banking – UK”.
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Life Science; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; U.S.
May 23, 2013 Posted by
Finding, attracting and retaining world-class talent is increasingly difficult for many of Silicon Valley Bank’s technology and life science clients. In fact, our annual Startup Outlook survey revealed while nine in ten startup executives said they were hiring, an equal number said it is challenging – or extremely challenging – to find workers with the skills they need.
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Global Edge
May 22, 2013 Posted by
As fast-growing, innovation companies expand into foreign markets, letters of credit are seen as a key tool for facilitating sales transactions. In this interactive discussion, our experts explained the benefits of using letters of credit and how to most effectively structure transactions.
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FX Outlook; Global Edge
May 02, 2013 Posted by
The Australian dollar has been caught in a tight trading range ($1.02-$1.06) for the past nine months, and appears to be going nowhere fast!  The buying forces of offshore money - from both global investors in search of yield and speculators riding the momentum and "carry" trades - have been neatly balanced by the selling forces of Australia's weakening terms of trade*, falling commodity prices being the chief culprit. Of course, the biggest risk for Australia's economy and demand for its currency is China, it's primary trading partner - and China's economy is slowing! Our analysis below tries to cover the relevant factors in determining what's next in store for the Aussie.
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Quarterly Economic Report
April 16, 2013 Posted by

 The SVB Asset Management Quarterly Economic Book provides a comprehensive overview of global macro-economic and sector trends. Through statistical data and analysis, it helps our clients understand the market dynamics that impact their business. This quarter’s edition offers perspective on the Federal Reserve stance as well as detail on euro zone dynamics.

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Global Edge; Asia
April 12, 2013 Posted by
This week kicks off Governor Jerry Brown’s first official trade and investment mission to China in more than 10 years. Kristen Durham and I are proud to represent SVB’s Global Gateway and join the delegation of 75 business, economic development and policy leaders organized by the Bay Area Council.
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Energy & Resource Innovation
April 01, 2013 Posted by
SVB’s latest cleantech report on energy storage reviews the market drivers, challenges and opportunities for this integral piece of the cleantech ecosystem. The report provides detail on the technologies, the drivers of growth, the exit environment and investment activity. We outline the following ten important trends that influence the growth of energy storage, the key to the viability of renewable energy.
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FX Outlook; Global Edge; Asia
March 20, 2013 Posted by

This presentation provides an overview of onshore FX transaction capabilities and strategies for optimizing your payments and doing business in China.

 

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Energy & Resource Innovation; Life Science; Startups; Technology
February 13, 2013 Posted by

Every time I meet with a group of tech company CEOs they say the same thing: hiring world-class talent is one of their biggest challenges. They struggle to find, attract and retain the engineering, scientific and technical talent they need to grow their businesses.

So when I saw the results of our annual Startup Outlook survey this year, I was not surprised. While nine in ten startup executives said they were hiring, an equal number said it is challenging - or extremely challenging - to find workers with the skills they need.

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Analytics
January 23, 2013 Posted by

In this webinar  our expert panel discusses equity compensation best practices and the trends affecting companies in the current market.

 

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