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March 15, 2011 Posted by
The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee voted to keep the federal funds rate unchanged at zero to 0.25 percent, and retained its pledge to keep the benchmark rate "exceptionally low" for an "extended period" ...
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February 28, 2011 Posted by
On February 11, 2011, the Obama Administration delivered a report to Congress “Reforming America’s Housing Finance Market,” which marks the beginning of the political process in which the Obama Administration and Congress must agree on the structure and timing of mortgage reform.
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December 14, 2010 Posted by
The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee voted Tuesday to keep the federal funds rate unchanged at zero to 0.25 percent ...
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April 30, 2010 Posted by
The SEC has finally issued its set of new regulations governing money funds. Due to the glut of news and information about regulatory changes, investors are wondering how these new changes will affect their investment approach. Join us from the comfort of your office for a replay of this free session, in which we disc
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January 29, 2010 Posted by

On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, after careful deliberation and review of approximately 120 comment letters (including SVB Asset Management's), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted new regulatory requirements for money market mutual funds. Once final, this new set of rules would govern the ability to offer a steady $1.00 Net Asset Value (NAV) and would include a variety of new requirements designed to strengthen the stability of money funds in times of crisis.2010

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January 28, 2010 Posted by

 The aim of cash management is to make use of idle funds by choosing the appropriate investments and providing adequate liquidity, while generating income and producing higher yields. These goals align exactly with the advantages of an active portfolio strategy in today’s environment.

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December 08, 2009 Posted by

The U.S. municipal bond market has been impacted by the volatility of tight credit conditions, federal regulation and stimulus as much as, if not more than, other sectors. What makes state and muni markets unique is how much remains unknown relative to corporate markets about their ability to recover

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November 24, 2009 Posted by

In the wake of the harsh spotlight thrown on structured finance’s role in the 2007-2009 financial crisis, much of the securitization landscape has been altered. While many structured investments fell out of favor, particularly private label mortgage-backed securities and collateral debt obligations, credit card-backed securities avoided most of the severe credit and ratings downgrades.

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August 17, 2009
From start-ups to multi-billion dollar revenue generating corporations, the challenges for corporate treasurers in maintaining well diversified investment portfolios is ever growing due to the increased complexity in the fixed income market. Adding to the challenge is the lack of transparency of non-traditional investment classes that have made their way into many investment portfolios. By using a combination of a sound investment policy, transparent reporting tools and a well defined corporate governance policy, the corporate treasurer takes an important step towards constructing a framework that could preserve the corporation’s most prized asset — the working capital.
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July 07, 2009
Short-term yields remain near historic lows, leaving corporate investors overly invested in cash investments earning near zero interest.
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