Asia, Europe, FX Outlook, Global Edge, Treasury Management

 

Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
April 06, 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 April edition, "Stay the Course," Jose Sevilla acknowledges the roller coaster ride investors saw in Q1 and continues to encourage a disciplined investment approach as we ride out the market volatility.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
March 30, 2016 Posted by

Another factor that has added to the volatility in the FX market has been the fluctuations in energy prices. This particular influence has augmented the currency rate of countries that are large exporters of petroleum. 

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FX Outlook
March 21, 2016 Posted by

The holiday-shortened week is off to a fairly quiet start so far. In the FX space, the USD started out the Asian session with a decent bid tone, however, these gains were given back during London trading and

 
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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management; Venture Capital
March 21, 2016 Posted by

Instances of fraud and theft in the innovation industry are growing, with companies of all sizes reporting the attempted theft of company funds and confidential non-public information (NPI). Venture capital and private equity firms, with their large transaction volumes of significant dollar size, have become a direct target as well. Listen to a replay of our SVB’s March 16th webinar now to learn how VC and PE firms can protect themselves. In addition to taking questions, the webinar covers: The growing threats and latest trends affecting venture capital and private equity firms. How to identify vulnerabilities within your firm — and actionable steps to help secure them. Practices to minimize the risk of loss throughout your business operations. I hope you find the content informative and actionable. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your SVB representative if you have questions about the strategies and solutions discussed. This material is provided for informational purposes only.

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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management
March 14, 2016 Posted by
Fraudsters are putting a new twist on imposter or business email compromise fraud. The fraud still starts out with a spoofed or compromised email address appearing to be from an executive, but instead of sending an email asking for a wire to be processed, the fraudster is asking for employees’ W-2 documents. 
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Capital Access; Public Policy; Energy & Resource Innovation; Life Science; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
March 10, 2016 Posted by
Startup Outlook 2016 is Silicon Valley Bank’s annual report on the health of the innovation economy. For each of the past seven years, we have taken a survey of companies to learn what entrepreneurs are thinking about business conditions, access to capital and talent, and the policy issues that help or hinder their success. This year’s report shows that the innovation sector is undergoing a healthy recalibration.
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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
March 07, 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 March edition, "Money Fund Reform on the Horizon," Renuka Kumar, CFA covers the major changes with Money Market Fund Reform and how we can help you navigate through this change.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
March 07, 2016 Posted by
In February 2016 the lack of transparency with oil prices and all things related to China have created unsettled global investors, leading to choppy markets and a flight to safe-haven currencies, while emerging market and commodity currencies generally underperformed.
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Advisories; Global Edge; Technology; Asia
March 01, 2016 Posted by
Steve Allan, head of SVB Analytics, and John Kinzer, managing director of SVB Asia Link, have been following China’s transformative innovation landscape in their respective roles at Silicon Valley Bank. In part two of their conversation on China, they discuss China's volatile economy and Chinese investments in the United States.
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FX Daily; FX Outlook; Asia
February 24, 2016 Posted by

Overview

  • The onshore RMB fix came out almost 1% stronger on Feb 15, 2016 at 6.5118.  After the fixing, RMB continued its rally to 6.4950 – making it the biggest one day gain in 10 years.
  • PoBC Governor Zhou pushed back on expectation of a sharp devaluation and tightened capital controls. 
  • Downgrading of Fed hike expectation and additional quantitative easing by Bank of Japan (BoJ) and European Central Bank (ECB) suppress G3 rates outlook which in turn may give some much needed breathing room for the RMB.     
  • Capital outflow remains a key concern that could exasperate further currency weakness.  The saving grace is what still looks like a healthy trade surplus.  
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