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Advisories; FX Outlook; Global Edge; Asia
April 03, 2014 Posted by

Silicon Valley Bank's monthly FX Currency Outlook provides insight into today's foreign exchange markets and the global events that impact your cross-border transaction strategies. In this April edition we highlight China’s desire to make the RMB the world’s next global reserve currency.

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CIO Vantage Point; Advisories; Economic Outlook
March 21, 2014 Posted by

Silicon Valley Bank's Following the Fed video discusses turmoil in emerging markets and spillover effects into developed markets.

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Accounting, Regulations, & Reporting; Advisories
March 18, 2014 Posted by

Money market funds (MMFs) have grown to an industry with over $2.9 trillion in assets, down from the peak of almost $4 trillion in 2009. Due to their price stability, liquidity, competitive market returns and simple accounting, MMFs are widely used by corporate investors as an interest bearing cash management tool. While this investment vehicle is viewed by many as a low risk, low return option, there has been an increase in regulatory activity. In response to the financial crisis of 2008, the SEC has worked with the MMF industry to introduce a number of new rules to further strengthen MMFs and ensure their resilience in the event of extraordinary market conditions. Read about proposed changes to the industry and how investors could be affected.

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Advisories
March 14, 2014 Posted by

Given the relative newness of these securities, we are not convinced that a real secondary market for the debt exists. A strong supply and demand in the secondary market is necessary to create the kind of liquidity we want to see for investments in our client portfolios. Currently, we don’t see either. If an investor in an extendible security wants immediate liquidity, we see a real potential for principal loss.

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CIO Vantage Point; Advisories
January 31, 2014 Posted by
In SVB’s Following the Fed video, we discuss the implications of the Fed’s recent meeting, the appointment of Janet Yellen as chair and the latest employment numbers.
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CIO Vantage Point; Advisories
December 20, 2013 Posted by
In our latest Following the Fed video we discuss recent Federal Reserve's decision to "taper" quantitative easing.
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CIO Vantage Point; Advisories
November 07, 2013 Posted by
In this installment of our economic series, Following the Fed, we discuss the outlook for Fed action in the near future, including a possible shift in philosophy once Janet Yellen is confirmed as the chairman. Listen to Joe Morgan, Chief Investment Officer of SVB Asset Management, and Frank Amoroso, Managing Director in Silicon Valley Bank Private Equity Services, in this lively discussion of the U.S. economy.
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Advisories
October 11, 2013 Posted by
To ease the corporate cash investment process, you may wish to adopt a methodology for categorizing your corporate cash by its usage.
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CIO Vantage Point; Advisories
October 01, 2013 Posted by
Silicon Valley Bank’s Following the Fed explores the Fed actions and the resulting market reaction. In this video we discuss the Fed’s decision not to taper.
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Advisories; Observation Deck
October 01, 2013 Posted by
At the September Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, which was regarded as the most highly anticipated meeting of the year, officials jolted markets with the announcement of no tapering of bond purchases at this time. In the headline commentary of Observation Deck, "Summer of Volatility," portfolio manager Renuka Kumar discusses how recent bond market volatility has been driven by the Fed and monetary policy.
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