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

 

FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
October 23, 2015 Posted by

While the Federal Reserve is looking to hike rates without fueling further dollar strength, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) is prepared to bring on more fire power to its quantitative easing program.

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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management; Startups
October 19, 2015 Posted by

Companies today need a robust online presence to recruit top talent, drive sales, and build brand awareness in a heavily competitive market. At the same time, organizations need to be aware of the risks of social engineering fraud in which key information about your company is used by fraudsters and thieves to commit fraud and theft. 

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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management
October 19, 2015 Posted by
Payment transactions carry inherent risks, requiring businesses to be diligent about preventing theft and fraud. The good news is that a 360 degree view of prevention and controls offers the best protection.
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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management
October 16, 2015 Posted by
Issuing commercial credit cards to employees can help create a layer of financial oversight and transparency over business travel and other company expenses. Companies are better able to track how and where expenses are incurred, manage expenses to approved vendors, and avoid the hassles and risks of reimbursing cash expenses. Companies should approach a commercial card program carefully to reduce potential incidents of accidental employee misuse or intentional fraud.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
October 15, 2015 Posted by
The Fed’s “no hike” announcement on September 17th came as little surprise to most. Whether it was uncertainty and volatility in the financial markets in the weeks leading up to the Fed’s decision; global investors may increasingly bring their money home. Japanese traders will return to the Japanese yen, the Europeans to the Euro, the Brits to the UK pound, and many other countries will follow suit.
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Accounting, Regulations, & Reporting; Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Wine Industry
October 14, 2015 Posted by

Recently, SVB held a webinar on the Payment Card Industry (PCI) risks and compliance. Given all the media attention to recent security breaches, we weren’t surprised by the overwhelming interest in the topic. We had a high number of participants and great questions in our Q&A session. It seems every company wants to know if their data is safe–for good reason.

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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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Advisories; Capital Access; Global Edge
September 08, 2015 Posted by
Expanding into global markets can be a significant catalyst for growth. Read about how to develop a trade finance strategy that intelligently manages risk.
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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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