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Analytics; Life Science; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
April 17, 2014 Posted by
Silicon Valley Bank hosted an engaging event about the future of the quantified self movement, focusing on lifestyle, health and fitness.
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Capital Access; Technology; Venture Capital
April 16, 2014 Posted by
Claire Lee's Global Corporate Venturing magazine blog will be posted monthly covering trends in Corporate Venture and the innovation sector.
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Observation Deck
April 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 this April edition, "The Emerging Market Mindset," highlights how with the Fed taper and the U.S. economy slowly recovering, the emerging markets economies have suffered. Other geo-political events have caused great stress and uncertainty to the emerging markets economies and their investors. However, emerging markets are still expected to grow in the long-term.
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Analytics; Technology
March 28, 2014 Posted by

The New Enterprise — a new way of doing business characterized by tools and technologies that utilize data, mobilize the workforce and increase collaboration throughout the organization. In our report, we examine how the nature of work is changing as businesses worldwide take advantage of on-demand access to information and collaborative tools.

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Public Policy; Cleantech; Life Science; Startups; Technology; U.S.
March 25, 2014 Posted by

In Silicon Valley Bank’s Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today’s patent system and what they think of different reforms Congress is considering. In this patent report, we’ve summarized what we heard from more than 1,000 executives of leading software, healthcare, hardware and cleantech companies across the United States. We also offer our views, as bankers who work closely with many of these companies, on the principles that should guide Congress as it moves forward. Among our Findings: Companies across the U.S. innovation economy use patents. Software companies are less likely to rely on the patent system. Most of the suits are coming from non-practicing entities. Download the Full Report (PDF)

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Observation Deck
March 03, 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 this March edition, "Following the Hammurabi," highlights collateralized lending, a practice as old as Mesopotamia. Today, assets like cars, credit cards, shopping malls, and condos, in the form of securitized products, provide investors with diversification and protection that Hammurabi would approve of.
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Observation Deck
February 03, 2014 Posted by
Observation Deck is a monthly newsletter published by the SVB Asset Management team. In this February 2014 issue our headline commentary, What Investors Can Expect in 2014, covers what to anticipate from the Fed in the year ahead with the confirmation of Janet Yellen as the new head of the central bank.
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Observation Deck
January 03, 2014 Posted by
There is an old saying in the trading world, "sell on the rumor and buy on the news." This quote fits perfectly with how the bond market reacted to events in 2013. The year began with hopes of a "Great Rotation," in which investors would sell bonds and invest in riskier assets such as equities, which prompted speculation that yields would increase. Despite vastly improved economic fundamentals in the U.S., bonds remained well-bid as the Fed made no indication that it would tighten in the near future. This is not to say that there wasn't any volatility in the bond market.
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Capital Access; Technology
December 16, 2013 Posted by
Cloud computing companies that have developed business models based on recurring revenue streams continue to attract attention in the press and the investment community.
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Observation Deck
December 02, 2013 Posted by

One of the most relevant metrics this past year has been the unemployment rate. The driving force behind the focus on the unemployment rate has been the slow road to recovery post the financial crisis in which the U.S. lost over 8 million jobs, as well as the Federal Reserve announcement that it is targeting an unemployment rate of 6.5 percent before raising interest rates. Since that target was announced the unemployment rate has garnered a lot of attention.

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