Advisories, Observation Deck

 

Observation Deck
October 01, 2008
History is being made before our eyes, we all know that. What we don't know, and certainly wish we did, is how it ends.
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Observation Deck
September 01, 2008
An agent is a person or business that acts on behalf of another entity. In the case of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (let's call them the "the twins" for expediency's sake), that "other entity" is the U.S. government.
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Observation Deck
August 01, 2008
What's a broker to do? Faced with zero client appetite for their high-payout products such as mortgage backed and auction rate securities, the broker business suddenly isn't what it used to be.
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Advisories
July 21, 2008
Mounting prosecutor evidence of misrepresentation and malfeasance in the sales and marketing of Auction Rate Securities (ARS) will pressure the major broker- dealers to ultimately make most of their affected clients whole.
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Advisories
July 21, 2008
During the current, unprecedented turmoil in the corporate cash markets, it is important to take a step back and investigate how today's liquidity issues occurred and what treasurers, CFOs and other corporate cash investors can do to prevent a relapse in the future.
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Advisories
July 14, 2008
In light of mounting financial pressure against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and a quick series of federal steps this weekend aimed at supporting the two government sponsored mortgage giants, SVB Asset Management wants to provide our clients a clearer perspective of the situation, especially with regard to the general safety of agency investments.
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Observation Deck
July 01, 2008
The financial market events since last summer have raised the question "What's the next shoe to drop?"
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Observation Deck
June 02, 2008
Money market funds (MMFs) have been around for over 35 years and are a very popular, relatively low-risk place for investors to park their cash during uncertain times.
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Observation Deck
May 01, 2008
The credibility of the London Interbank Offered Rate, otherwise known as LIBOR, as key benchmark rate for the financial system has been under scrutiny of late and may have gone unnoticed if it wasn't for the Federal Reserve.
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Observation Deck
April 01, 2008
Since taking the helm at the Fed in January 2006, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been under fire.
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