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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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Economic Outlook; FX Outlook; Global Edge
October 28, 2015 Posted by
SVB’s team of FX advisors provided an outlook specifically for Latin American currencies, discussed best practices for managing FX risks and cash flows for early and late stage technology companies, and presented several case studies.

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Economic Outlook; Quarterly Economic Report; Asia; Europe; U.S.; Wealth Advisory Market Perspectives
October 28, 2015 Posted by
After posting positive returns in the first two quarters of the year, the S&P 500 declined 6.4% in the third quarter of 2015. This represents the first negative quarter for the index since the fourth quarter of 2012 and the worst quarterly decline in four years. Although concerned about the sharp drop in the China stock market in June, U.S. investors didn’t fully react due to the continued growth and relative strength…
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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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