Asia, Europe, FX Outlook, Global Edge, Treasury Management

 

FX Outlook
April 28, 2016 Posted by
BOJ surprised the market with no changes to ETF purchases or a rate cut in the loans support program.
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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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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
April 18, 2016 Posted by
The resulting choppy markets caused a flight to safety due to U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen’s comments this week. The Japanese yen and Euro strengthened along with currencies in emerging markets & commodity currencies as the threat of higher U.S. interest rates receded.
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Economic Outlook; Quarterly Economic Report; Asia; U.S.; Wealth Advisory Market Perspectives
April 07, 2016 Posted by
The first quarter of 2016 exposed a range of emotions from investors as global equity markets sharply declined in the first half only to recapture much of the losses.
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FX Daily; Asia
April 07, 2016 Posted by

Overview
- China’s Official Manufacturing PMI in March took a positive turn for the first time in months. 
- CNH offshore overnight funding dipped into negative rate in response to reserve requirement change. 
- USD is caught in a crossfire between dovish comments from Janet Yellen and another solid non-Farm Payroll.  
- CNY and other EM currencies continue to benefit from softer dollar and dovish G3 rates.  

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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
April 06, 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 April edition, "Stay the Course," Jose Sevilla acknowledges the roller coaster ride investors saw in Q1 and continues to encourage a disciplined investment approach as we ride out the market volatility.
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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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FX Outlook
March 21, 2016 Posted by

The holiday-shortened week is off to a fairly quiet start so far. In the FX space, the USD started out the Asian session with a decent bid tone, however, these gains were given back during London trading and

 
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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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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management
March 14, 2016 Posted by
Fraudsters are putting a new twist on imposter or business email compromise fraud. The fraud still starts out with a spoofed or compromised email address appearing to be from an executive, but instead of sending an email asking for a wire to be processed, the fraudster is asking for employees’ W-2 documents. 
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