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Navigating Headwinds: Business Aviation Finds Optimism in Turbulence

With uncertainty once again swirling around the business aviation finance industry from both international and domestic fronts, Stonebriar’s Michael Amalfitano discusses falling asset values and an over-supply of aircraft while still finding the silver lining in the storm clouds.... read more

Glory Days for Contractors: Transference of Risk in the Construction Market

The construction market looks a lot different depending on your vantage. While conditions have been soft for manufacturers, dealers and rental companies, those on the supply side have seen sales increases. John Crum of Wells Fargo Equipment Finance’s Construction Group examines the trend of risk transference in the market and how it has resulted in optimal conditions for contractors.... read more

All Hands on Deck: AED’s Year of Political Engagement

Associated Equipment Distributors’ Christian Klein details the association’s strategy of increasing engagement between members and lawmakers in 2016 as a means to bolster the industry’s workforce and economic opportunities. He also hints at issues facing AED in 2017.... read more

Not the Best or the Worst of Times: Trucking Industry Holds Steady

Like many markets in 2016, the transportation finance industry has faced its share of highs and lows. Navistar’s Gary Kempinski examines the overall picture, including excess capacity, economic uncertainty, regulatory pressure and healthy replacement demand. Although he expects to see some contraction in the first half of 2017, a return to growth mode is on the horizon.... read more

Local, Federal & Global: The Broad Scope of Business Aviation

Although indicators in the business aviation industry have pointed in different directions this year, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen remains optimistic. In an interview with Monitor, he shares his reasons why and outlines the issues that are top of mind for the association, including keeping air space public and minimizing the industry’s environmental impact.... read more

So Long IT Equipment: Digital Alternatives Are Here to Stay

The forecast for worldwide IT spending in 2016 looks grim, but John Lovelock, Gartner’s chief forecaster, says there’s more to the story than the negative number. He shares the reasons behind the decline, a forecast for 2017 spending and discusses IT’s next big achievement — civilization infrastructure.... read more

Rough Waters Ahead: The ELFA Guides Industry in Wait-and-See Mode

The equipment finance industry has been growing, but a number of factors have slowed things down in 2016. ELFA President and CEO Ralph Petta and Bill Stephenson, chairman of the ELFA and CEO and chairman of the executive board of DLL, provide insights on the industry’s health, the coming elections and what the ELFA is focused on in a year of political and economic uncertainty.... read more

Facing Challenges, Old and New: Equipment Finance Executives on the Marketplace

As economic growth continues to crawl forward, equipment finance executives face many challenges. While some are familiar, other challenges, such as technological evolution and creating a culture that appeals to all generations in the workforce, are not. Lisa Miller sits down with four equipment finance executives who discuss the state of the industry and their outlook for the future.... read more

Bank-Owned Equipment Financing: Powerful Forces Influencing the Marketplace

Fifth Third Equipment Finance’s Scott Kiley discusses seven powerful forces influencing bank-owned equipment finance companies, including the increasing market power of trillionaire banks, the oil and gas industry, the growth of alternative financing sources, risk assessment versus pricing and the corporate aircraft market.... read more

Thriving in the Information Age: Building a Long-Term Future with Technology

The leaders of five technology companies discuss the best way equipment finance companies can plan for and implement a software upgrade. They explore the early planning phase, how to select a vendor and how ticket size and asset classes can affect technology needs.... read more

Building Hitachi Finance on U.S. Shores: How to Succeed in Business Without Speaking a Word of Japanese

In April, Bill Besgen stepped down as vice chair of Hitachi Capital America’s board of directors. Besgen started at HCA in 1990 when the Japanese company initiated its U.S. finance efforts. He looks back at his years building the company into a strong player in the U.S. equipment finance business — without speaking a word of Japanese.... read more

Rebounding From a Sluggish Start: The Evolving Equipment ABS Market

In an interview with Monitor, BMO Capital Markets Director Jeff Merchant provides an overview of the equipment ABS market. Though the market has rebounded from a recent drop, volume levels are expected to be down year-over-year as it evolves due to less activity from larger players.... read more

A Fine Balancing Act: Managing Risk in the Age of Digitization

In the age of digital disruption, a company’s risk appetite and risk profile are constantly changing in response to the dynamic global environment. Cisco Systems Chief Credit and Risk Officer Mike Infante outlines new risk management considerations that are necessary in the age of digital transformation.... read more

Dodd-Frankenstein Repercussions: Will Increased Regulatory Oversight Force Banks to Exit Vendor Finance?

Dexter Van Dango looks at the evolving role of bank-owned equipment finance companies in the vendor channel. While banks have traditionally dominated vendor finance, many independents have entered the space by offering greater flexibility. Banks still have the advantage of lower cost of funds. Will that be enough to keep up with the competition?... read more

Competing in a Slow Growth Environment: Meeting the Sophisticated Needs of Vendor Partners

In a Monitor Q&A, executives from four leading vendor finance companies provide an overview of the current vendor finance landscape. They discuss last year’s intense competition and its effect on standards, how the process of developing new vendor relationships has changed during the past decade and the opportunities and challenges they anticipate in 2016.... read more

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