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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
April 17, 2013 Posted by

U.S. economic stability that began forming in 2012 continued into the first quarter and in some areas true signs of growth are emerging. 

Is the economy finally ready to get off the starting line?

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Quarterly Economic Report
April 16, 2013 Posted by

 The SVB Asset Management Quarterly Economic Book provides a comprehensive overview of global macro-economic and sector trends. Through statistical data and analysis, it helps our clients understand the market dynamics that impact their business. This quarter’s edition offers perspective on the Federal Reserve stance as well as detail on euro zone dynamics.

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Life Science; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; U.S.
April 15, 2013 Posted by
Through our partnership with the Angel Resource Institute and CB Insights, we are studying angel group investment activity to arm entrepreneurs and investors as they seek to better understand angel investing and jump start emerging businesses.
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Global Edge; Asia
April 12, 2013 Posted by
This week kicks off Governor Jerry Brown’s first official trade and investment mission to China in more than 10 years. Kristen Durham and I are proud to represent SVB’s Global Gateway and join the delegation of 75 business, economic development and policy leaders organized by the Bay Area Council.
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Wine Industry
April 03, 2013 Posted by
One of the key ideas they I learned when I was training to be a sommelier was the importance of vintage.  Indeed, when you order wine from a world class restaurant and the sommelier presents the wine at your table, the first words to leave his or her mouth will be the year — or the vintage — in which the wine was produced. “Ah, yes here is your 1982 Château Lafite… an excellent choice, Sir.”
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
April 02, 2013 Posted by
The job of the equity manager involves balancing both macro and micro issues when making investment decisions; first, the decision whether to invest and second the decision where to invest.
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Cleantech
April 01, 2013 Posted by
SVB’s latest cleantech report on energy storage reviews the market drivers, challenges and opportunities for this integral piece of the cleantech ecosystem. The report provides detail on the technologies, the drivers of growth, the exit environment and investment activity. We outline the following ten important trends that influence the growth of energy storage, the key to the viability of renewable energy.
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