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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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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
June 08, 2016 Posted by
The strong U.S. economic data, coupled with hawkish comments from Fed officials, led to increased odds of a rate hike, giving the dollar its best month of 2016 in May.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
May 12, 2016 Posted by
Two opposing forces were at play in currency markets during April: a weaker U.S. dollar countered by a stronger Japanese yen. Interestingly, both currencies were highly influenced by the inaction of their central banks.
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Analytics; Technology; Venture Capital
May 09, 2016 Posted by

In late March, Spotify raised $1 billion in convertible debt from TPG, Dragoneer and clients of Goldman Sachs. The financing, like many recent investments in large private technology companies, is designed to fund company growth, as Spotify intends to increase its already large base of 30 million paying subscribers .  But unlike last year’s significant pure-equity plays in Lyft ($1 billion in total financing, with half coming from GM) and SoFi (also $1 billion), the recent Spotify funding has significant covenants. 

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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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Analytics; Technology; Venture Capital
May 05, 2016 Posted by
The nearly seven-year bull market that followed the 2008 financial crisis decelerated in 2015, largely due to global macroeconomic headwinds. This continued in the first part of 2016, which began with the worst two-week start to any year on record. Market turbulence has many technology companies postponing their IPOs; in fact, there was not a single U.S. tech IPO in Q1 2016. And nine companies withdrew their IPO filings entirely, waiting for better market conditions before making their public debut.
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Analytics; Technology; Venture Capital; U.S.
May 02, 2016 Posted by
As startup valuations soared over the last five years, the sources of capital funding these companies changed. The type of investor who fueled the unicorns’ rich valuations and mega-rounds included multibillion-dollar firms such as Tiger Global and Fidelity Investments. With abundant cash, capital costs near all-time lows and fewer attractive opportunities in the public market, mutual funds and hedge funds turned their attention to the private market.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
April 28, 2016 Posted by
A UK departure from the world’s largest economic bloc has gone from a distant unlikelihood to a very possible reality—and markets are speculating on what that reality might mean for the UK economy.
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Advisories; Analytics; Life Science
April 19, 2016 Posted by

What is Digital Health? For SVB Analytics’ new report, “Digital Health: Opportunities for Advancing Healthcare,” we mapped the digital health ecosystem through an examination of the challenges faced by each stakeholder, and grouped companies based on the digital health solution provided.

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