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A New Generation is Making Waves in Leadership

The new generation’s vast skills in technology can benefit more than their social media pages. These new leaders can assist programs to stay relevant and maintain social relevancy within an ever-changing economy.... read more

Benched!

A bankruptcy court bench ruling at the end of 2021 stated that certain protective provisions are unenforceable. Stephen T. Whelan digs into what those proceedings mean and how an investor can structure its interest to achieve an enforceable bankruptcy-blocking right.... read more

The Goose with the Golden Egg: Retaining the Value of an Acquired Equipment Finance Company

Equipment finance companies are a prime target for acquisition. How can buyers retain the value of these businesses after closing a deal? Monitor checks in with industry insiders who share candid feedback on how to make an M&A deal successful for everyone involved. ... read more

Driving America’s Businesses Forward with Proactive ESG Strategies at the Forefront

When it comes to environmental stewardship, the transportation industry has come a long way since the early 2000s. Katerina Jones shares a brief history of the progress made toward adopting, meeting and surpassing ESG goals and how transportation industry leaders remain at the forefront of a cleaner, safer tomorrow. ... read more

The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Women of Color

The COVID-19 pandemic led 2.3 million women to leave the workforce and drastically amplified social inequalities, especially for women of color. Emani Davis discusses how employers can create a culture that supports women and families and allows women of color to feel safe bringing their whole selves to work. ... read more

Is it a Duck or Platypus? Examining Lease vs. Loan Analysis Under the UCC

Telling the difference between a lease and a loan under the framework of the Uniform Commercial Code isn’t as simple as it sounds. Kenneth P. Weinberg provides advice on making the distinction from an equipment leasing perspective. ... read more

The Vital Role of the Third-Party Originator in the Commercial Finance Industry

Carrie Radloff of American Financial Partners discusses the benefits of working with a third-party originator for vendors and funding partners and explains why this side of the business is here to stay. ... read more

Brokers and Bitcoin: A New Future for Payments in Financial Services

Bitcoin has become more than just a buzzword in the financial services world and brokers and other independent companies need to earnestly explore the idea of accepting this newer form of currency. ... read more

Conditions Aligning for Active Equipment Finance M&A Market in Second Half of 2021

As the U.S. economy returns to some semblancy of normal as COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to rise, there will also be a return to more aggressive M&A activity in the equipment finance industry. In fact, according to Chris Hemler of Hovde Group, the market is shaping up to be more active than it’s been since before the Great Recession. ... read more

Navigating Through the Haze: A Return to Old School Credit Fundamentals

What can a credit manager do when reliable methods to measure risk fall short in an anomaly economy? Monitor checks in with three credit leaders who underscore the importance of tried-and-true fundamentals such as truly knowing a customer, diversifying equipment types and effectively managing the credit quality of your portfolio. ... read more

Can Independents and Banks Compete For Business with a Consumption Model?

The drive toward consumption or pay-for-use models in equipment finance is well underway and to keep up, independent and bank lenders need to determine how to fit such offerings into their arsenals. Dexter Van Dango explores just how realistic such an endeavor can be. ... read more

The Millennial Generation Shift Will Create Opportunity for Equipment Finance

In an interview with demographer Kenneth Gronbach, Scott Nelson of Tamarack Technology examined the impact of Gen Y on the equipment finance industry. ... read more

The Evolving Equipment Leasing Landscape: Four Investment Trends to Watch in 2021

Monitor caught up with Eric Hanson to talk about four major trends that will shape investment in the equipment finance industry in 2021. As large financial institutions refine their approach to the market and institutional investors continue to favor equipment asset class gains, investors have gained the benefit of premium returns, while equipment finance companies enjoy unprecedented access to capital. ... read more

M&A Activity To Pick Up In Second Half Following Covid-19-Triggered Slowdown

M&A activity almost came to a halt in 2020, but 2021 has kicked off with a flurry of activity. James Jackson reviews the notable transactions of the last year and says future economic indicators point to continued M&A activity in 2021 as well as strong valuations of quality equipment finance companies.... read more

Introducing Monitor’s 2021 Editorial Board

Monitor’s staff is excited to introduce the 2021 Editorial Board. 10 new members join four 2019 inaugural board members that have agreed to stay on for an additional year.... read more

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