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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
February 09, 2016 Posted by
January 2016 was one of the toughest months on record for global financial markets.  Currency markets took it on the chin, as did commodities and equities.  A relief rally in oil at month-end did spark a recovery in many markets.
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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management
February 02, 2016 Posted by

According to the FBI, cyber thieves have stolen nearly $750 million using imposter fraud – aka business email compromise fraud – a scam that spoofs or hijacks email accounts of business executives. Once compromised, fraudsters use the email accounts to send fraudulent transaction instructions to company employees and steal client funds. Fraud attempts have increased by 270 percent in 2015 alone with all types and sizes of businesses affected.  Security experts Guardian Analytics highlighted how imposter fraud happens in this tutorial video. Watch it to learn how you can protect yourself.

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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
February 02, 2016 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 February edition, "Will the Fed Stand Alone?," Renuka Kumar covers what the Fed is thinking given the recent market volatility and what that could mean for future rate hikes. 
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
January 14, 2016 Posted by
In 2016, the dollar will continue to strengthen as long as it appears the U.S. interest rate is in a rising trend. Look for falling commodity prices to decline further as long as Chinese growth shows no turnaround from its contraction. The effect will roll over and push the commodity currencies (Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) and emerging market currencies lower.
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Advisories; Economic Outlook; Quarterly Economic Report; Asia; Europe; South America; U.S.; Wealth Advisory Market Perspectives
January 14, 2016 Posted by

SVB’s Wealth Advisory Market Outlook—Winter 2016 offers the SVB Wealth Advisory team’s perspectives on U.S. and global trends that can affect U.S. equity and fixed income performance. It also includes recommendations on portfolio strategies for a changing investing climate in 2016.

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FX Daily; Asia
January 06, 2016 Posted by

RMB Overview

  • Chinese equity plunge on the pending end of share sales ban by major stakeholders. 
  • Fear of further capital outflow and continuous weakness seen in macro data has sent the Chinese currency into a nosedive
  • Further depreciation in CNY is a consensus view on the street.  In light of broad-based USD strength and greater willingness by the State to see a weaker currency, 5% -7% depreciation seems attainable.  
  • CNH ended 2015 at 6.5688; so far 2016 high at 6.7319
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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
January 05, 2016 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.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
December 17, 2015 Posted by
It is expected that 2016 will be an eventful year. It’s an election year. Headlines and swinging polls tend to create more volatility in the financial markets. Besides that, there are still economic headwinds and central banks are working through various fiscal dynamics. Three themes that will get much attention in the New Year will be the value of the euro, higher interest rates, and China’s inclusion into the reserve system.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
December 09, 2015 Posted by
This edition of the FX Monthly Outlook includes details of several critical events of the first week of December: the ECB meeting, Fed Chmn Yellen’s comments and subsequent U.S. employment numbers, and the OPEC meeting; since they were all potential game-changers, and likely to set a new tone for 2016.
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Treasury Management; U.S.
December 03, 2015 Posted by
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