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Startups; Technology
October 13, 2015 Posted by
Before joining SVB, Zac Townsend and I spent the last 2.5+ years working with banks around the world to open public APIs. In coming onboard, we wanted to share some best practices for creating a great API banking experience.
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Startups; Technology
October 13, 2015 Posted by
Increasingly, SVB’s customers are asking for ways to interact with the bank in a high-speed, automated, fashion–via API. With API banking we aim to deliver a set of services that allow our customers to interact with the bank securely, programmatically, at high speed and with little (or no) manual intervention.
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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
October 02, 2015 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 October edition, "The Fed’s Hard Count," Hiroshi Ikemoto describes what investors should consider during this time of market volatility.
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Capital Access; Global Edge; Startups; Technology; Asia
September 15, 2015 Posted by
Currency and stock market jolts aside, the Chinese innovation sector is coming into its own, and increasingly looking west to the U.S. for new markets and startup investments to bolster technology know-how.
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FX Outlook; Global Edge; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
September 08, 2015 Posted by
On August 24th, a day that is now being referred to in China as Black Monday, Shanghai's main share index closed down at 8.5 percent, its biggest decline since 2007.

Powerful global reaction. Traders in all financial markets around the world reacted violently to China’s sell-off and seemed to re-focus on what had been three fairly well-established and unsettling concerns: (1) a weakening economy in China; (2) falling oil prices; and (3) uncertainty with interest rate increases by the Fed.

Is the panic over or not? With the U.S. dollar on a roller coaster ride for much of August, many have lost confidence in the dollar’s underlying trend of strength.
U.S. labor data is difficult to forecast. This week’s non-farm number will be the last jobs report before the FOMC meeting (Sept 16-17).
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Capital Access; Life Science; Startups; Venture Capital
September 04, 2015 Posted by
Driven by investor confidence, healthy access to capital, and exit optionality, 2015 will mark the third consecutive year of strong activity for the healthcare sector, according to the mid-year update of Silicon Valley Bank’s Trends in Healthcare Investments and Exits.
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Observation Deck; Treasury Management
September 01, 2015 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 September edition, "Fixed vs. Floating: Choose Wisely," Eric Souza describes what investors should consider in a time of rising interest rates and market volatility.
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Startups
August 31, 2015 Posted by
In her monthly column for Global Corporate Venturing, Tracy Isacke examines how best to globalize entrepreneurship.
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Energy & Resource Innovation
August 26, 2015 Posted by
i3’s solar research report on photovoltaics finds new efficiency gains are helping to reduce costs and leading to a dramatic increase in PV global installed capacity.
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Observation Deck; Treasury Management
August 03, 2015 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 August edition, “Time to be Capital-Efficient,” Jose Sevilla describes an optimal portfolio strategy that allows for maximum flexibility ahead of a rate hike.
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