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Observation Deck; Treasury Management
October 01, 2014 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. The main article for the October edition, “Fantasy Points,” addresses the various considerations taken to monitoringportfolios consistent with business needs and market conditions.

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Observation Deck; Treasury Management
September 02, 2014 Posted by

SVB Asset Management’s monthly newsletter, Observation Deck, covers current topics on portfolio management, credit considerations and market events that influence investment strategy. The main article for the September edition, "Geopolitical Jitters," addresses the current economic recovery which is continuing to make progress domestically even as geopolitical events dominate headlines and weigh on investors’ minds.

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Observation Deck; Treasury Management
August 01, 2014 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. The main article for the August edition, "Revaluating the Credit Markets," addresses the concerns that the bond markets may be overvalued and how a portfolio can be managed in the current environment.

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Observation Deck; Treasury Management
July 01, 2014 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. The main article for the July edition, "Guard Against that Incoming Interest Rate Jab," discusses current policies of central banks and potential impacts to fixed income portfolios.

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June 02, 2014 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. The main article for the June edition, "The Fed’s Exit Strategy," discusses the next move for the Fed and when we could see a change to the current monetary policy.

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Observation Deck
May 01, 2014 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. The main article for this May’s edition, "Price Matters," discusses recent client inquiries as to what their peers are doing and takes a deeper dive into a total return strategy.
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April 01, 2014 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. The main article for this April edition, "The Emerging Market Mindset," highlights how with the Fed taper and the U.S. economy slowly recovering, the emerging markets economies have suffered. Other geo-political events have caused great stress and uncertainty to the emerging markets economies and their investors. However, emerging markets are still expected to grow in the long-term.
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March 03, 2014 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. The main article for this March edition, "Following the Hammurabi," highlights collateralized lending, a practice as old as Mesopotamia. Today, assets like cars, credit cards, shopping malls, and condos, in the form of securitized products, provide investors with diversification and protection that Hammurabi would approve of.
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Observation Deck
February 03, 2014 Posted by
Observation Deck is a monthly newsletter published by the SVB Asset Management team. In this February 2014 issue our headline commentary, What Investors Can Expect in 2014, covers what to anticipate from the Fed in the year ahead with the confirmation of Janet Yellen as the new head of the central bank.
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Observation Deck
January 03, 2014 Posted by
There is an old saying in the trading world, "sell on the rumor and buy on the news." This quote fits perfectly with how the bond market reacted to events in 2013. The year began with hopes of a "Great Rotation," in which investors would sell bonds and invest in riskier assets such as equities, which prompted speculation that yields would increase. Despite vastly improved economic fundamentals in the U.S., bonds remained well-bid as the Fed made no indication that it would tighten in the near future. This is not to say that there wasn't any volatility in the bond market.
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