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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
March 30, 2016 Posted by

Another factor that has added to the volatility in the FX market has been the fluctuations in energy prices. This particular influence has augmented the currency rate of countries that are large exporters of petroleum. 

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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management; Venture Capital
March 21, 2016 Posted by

Instances of fraud and theft in the innovation industry are growing, with companies of all sizes reporting the attempted theft of company funds and confidential non-public information (NPI). Venture capital and private equity firms, with their large transaction volumes of significant dollar size, have become a direct target as well. Listen to a replay of our SVB’s March 16th webinar now to learn how VC and PE firms can protect themselves. In addition to taking questions, the webinar covers: The growing threats and latest trends affecting venture capital and private equity firms. How to identify vulnerabilities within your firm — and actionable steps to help secure them. Practices to minimize the risk of loss throughout your business operations. I hope you find the content informative and actionable. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your SVB representative if you have questions about the strategies and solutions discussed. This material is provided for informational purposes only.

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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management
March 14, 2016 Posted by
Fraudsters are putting a new twist on imposter or business email compromise fraud. The fraud still starts out with a spoofed or compromised email address appearing to be from an executive, but instead of sending an email asking for a wire to be processed, the fraudster is asking for employees’ W-2 documents. 
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Capital Access; Public Policy; Energy & Resource Innovation; Life Science; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
March 10, 2016 Posted by
Startup Outlook 2016 is Silicon Valley Bank’s annual report on the health of the innovation economy. For each of the past seven years, we have taken a survey of companies to learn what entrepreneurs are thinking about business conditions, access to capital and talent, and the policy issues that help or hinder their success. This year’s report shows that the innovation sector is undergoing a healthy recalibration.
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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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