Staying Strong: Monitor’s Top Private Independents Rose to the Occasion in 2022

Despite a litany of macroeconomic challenges, in another banner year, Monitor’s Top 30 Private Independents built on a record-setting 2021 to produce a 30.8% increase in new business volume in 2022.... read more

Economic Factors and Uncertainty Plague M&A Activity in 2022: 2023 Will Likely Have Its Share of Challenges

Jim Jackson provides an overview of M&A activity in the equipment finance industry from 2022 as well as an assessment of the current market. While independents continue to be an attractive acquisition target for banks, several challenges block the return of more robust acquisition activity. ... read more

2023 Most Innovative Companies

Monitor's third annual Most Innovative Companies list highlights individuals and companies who have pushed ahead in the categories of innovation, industry disruption, culture, reinvention and sustainability. ... read more

The Immense Potential for Climate Equipment Finance

Investment in climate equipment finance has been growing and several recent events are likely to accelerate the pace. Patricia Voorhees from The Alta Group provides an overview of climate finance, including immediate opportunities, deal structuring and the resources lessors will need to participate. ... read more

Six Trends That Will Shape 2023

Dillard Van Dango explores six trends and hot takes that will shape the equipment finance industry in 2023, exploring M&A, syndication, specialization, regulations, investing in human capital and artificial intelligence. ... read more

Solving the Paradox: How to Prepare Your Business for Constant Transformation

John Hagel, best-selling author, futurist and keynote speaker at Monitor’s upcoming 50th anniversary celebration, provides guidance on how companies can adapt to rapid transformation of the global economy via long-term strategies built on capturing future opportunities rather than being beholden to short-term results. ... read more

Looking Over the Fence: What Equipment Finance Can Learn from the Insurance Industry

When seeking out new ways to innovate, equipment finance companies could benefit from looking at the work being done in other sectors, such as the insurance industry, where embedded technology and usage-based offerings are part of a great innovative wave. ... read more

Best Practices for Rolling Out New Tech: It’s Time to Prepare for the Future of Smart Work

As the market dramatically changes, technology adoption has become a necessity. But how can companies ensure that they are adopting the right tools with their teams in mind? Alistair Canal from Syndifi breaks down best practices for a common sense approach to digital transformation. ... read more

“Moneyball Moments” in Equipment Finance

Billy Bean and Paul DePodesta changed baseball forever by trading a human judgment-led approach for a data-based strategy that propelled the Oakland A’s to a 20-game winning streak. Scott Nelson and Tim Appleget from Tamarack Technology explore the ‘Moneyball Moments’ available to equipment finance through the use of data and analytics. ... read more

The Playmaker Mindset – an Innovation Superpower: An Interview With Jeff Rogers

How are your improv skills? Improvisation can be measured by your ability to play and be in the moment. Deborah Reuben interviews bestselling author Jeff Rogers about how improv relates to design thinking and can protect us from disruption. ... read more

The Future of AI — Biased or Unbiased?

Will AI take over the world? Should it? Prejudices like racism and sexism show up in AI programming and software that is supposed to be neutral. In an increasingly technological world, Monitor takes a closer look at the ways this innovation can be harmful.... read more

4th Annual Women in Equipment Finance

Monitor profiles 50 powerful women in the equipment finance industry in the fourth annual Women in Equipment Finance list... read more

Making Tangible Differences: Expanding Opportunities for Women in Leadership

Seven women in leadership positions in the equipment finance industry sat down with women of Monitor and STRIPES Leadership Program to have a conversation about navigating our male-dominated industry and to provide perspectives on tangible support for equipment finance women, by equipment finance women. ... read more

Redefining Success: Creating Work Environments That Support Everyone

Michelle Speranza, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at LEAF Commercial Capital, discusses how company leaders can help employees, particularly women, by creating work environments that encourage openness, empathy, support and balance. ... read more

Equipment Financing Firms Must Change or Face Prolonged Hiring Struggles

In this Q&A, Jim Merrilees, the new vice chairman of The Alta Group, shares best practices for firms as they navigate a difficult hiring environment and strategies for longevity amid fluctuating market forces.... read more

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