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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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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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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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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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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
February 09, 2016 Posted by
January 2016 was one of the toughest months on record for global financial markets.  Currency markets took it on the chin, as did commodities and equities.  A relief rally in oil at month-end did spark a recovery in many markets.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
January 14, 2016 Posted by
In 2016, the dollar will continue to strengthen as long as it appears the U.S. interest rate is in a rising trend. Look for falling commodity prices to decline further as long as Chinese growth shows no turnaround from its contraction. The effect will roll over and push the commodity currencies (Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) and emerging market currencies lower.
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Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
January 07, 2016 Posted by
Bruce Wallace, chief digital officer at Silicon Valley Bank, gave his fintech predictions for 2016.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
December 17, 2015 Posted by
It is expected that 2016 will be an eventful year. It’s an election year. Headlines and swinging polls tend to create more volatility in the financial markets. Besides that, there are still economic headwinds and central banks are working through various fiscal dynamics. Three themes that will get much attention in the New Year will be the value of the euro, higher interest rates, and China’s inclusion into the reserve system.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
December 09, 2015 Posted by
This edition of the FX Monthly Outlook includes details of several critical events of the first week of December: the ECB meeting, Fed Chmn Yellen’s comments and subsequent U.S. employment numbers, and the OPEC meeting; since they were all potential game-changers, and likely to set a new tone for 2016.
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Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
December 07, 2015 Posted by

Tracy Isacke, managing director of Silicon Valley Bank's corporate relationship group, shares her 2016 predictions for the global innovation economy.

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