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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
June 09, 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 June edition, "Money Fund Reform: Keep Calm and Carry On," Paula Solanes discusses the ramifications of the upcoming reforms on corporate cash.

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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
May 09, 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 May edition, "A Look at Negative Interest Rate Policy," Paula Solanes discusses what the Fed and other central banks are considering in regards to the impact of negative interest rate policy.
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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
November 03, 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 November edition, "Managing Interest Rate Risk as We Wait for the Fed," Paula Solanes describes how investors should position portfolio duration in anticipation of the interest rate increase. 
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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
June 01, 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 June edition, "It’s the Journey," Paula Solanes recounts the recent global sell-off in bonds and why rates are back to where they started the year.
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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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Observation Deck
December 02, 2013 Posted by

One of the most relevant metrics this past year has been the unemployment rate. The driving force behind the focus on the unemployment rate has been the slow road to recovery post the financial crisis in which the U.S. lost over 8 million jobs, as well as the Federal Reserve announcement that it is targeting an unemployment rate of 6.5 percent before raising interest rates. Since that target was announced the unemployment rate has garnered a lot of attention.

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Economic Outlook
October 30, 2013 Posted by

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee voted today to keep the federal funds rate unchanged at zero to 0.25 percent. Today's statement from the FOMC had very few revisions.

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Observation Deck
June 03, 2013 Posted by

In the past month, there has been quite a bit of rhetoric regarding quantitative easing and whether or not the Fed will be tapering off asset purchases anytime soon. The lack of confidence in the Fed's easing of monetary policy coupled with an improved economic landscape hints at a possible slowdown in the pace of asset purchases. These factors could mean short-term rates are at a bottom, which leads to the question: Is it time to consider increasing floating-rate bonds, or floaters?

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