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Healing the Bifurcation: Business Jets See Positive Momentum

Richard Aboulafia, vice president of Analysis at Teal Group, discusses the state of affairs in the current business aviation sector with Monitor, focusing on business jet growth and the cautious optimism it brings to an industry that’s been burned before.... read more

Forty Years on the Road: Navigating the Ups and Downs in the U.S. Trucking Industry

As GE Capital Transportation Finance celebrates its 40th anniversary, industry veterans Dan Clark and John Conkin dissect the changes they’ve witnessed in the U.S. trucking industry over the last four decades and share their outlook for the road ahead.... read more

ALCS Capital: Bringing the ‘Human Touch Back to Finance’

Patrick McMullan announced the launch of ALCS Capital, an independent commercial finance company, in early 2014. Drawing upon his wealth of experience gained at AT&T Capital and CIT, McMullan and his team have set out to fill the void created by a lack of coverage on smaller scale loans in the hope of bringing the “human touch back to finance.”... read more

A Positive Perfect Storm…U.S. Commercial Truck Industry Expectations Remain High

NTEA Market Data and Research Director Steve Latin-Kasper says that despite a growth rate decline from 2012 to 2013, and the resulting caution in the first half of the year, 2015 is shaping up to be a positive perfect storm for the U.S. commercial truck and truck equipment industry.... read more

How Equipment Finance Can Foster Innovation

GE Capital, Corporate Finance chief commercial officer Eric Dusch discusses equipment finance’s ability to foster innovation and the importance of the opportunity it affords to learn about the market and keep abreast of developments.... read more

Construction Industry Activity, Optimism Rise in 2014: Will it Continue in 2015?

John Crum discusses Wells Fargo Equipment Finance’s Second-Half 2014 Construction Executive Survey, which reveals broad-based increases in construction activity compared to a year ago. More executives said they are seeing “somewhat higher” or “much higher” construction activity than at any time during the past five years.... read more

U.S. Economy’s Revival — Boosting Outlook for Business Aviation

Monitor contributor Daniel Casciato catches up with NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen to discuss the current state of the business aviation industry. While the industry has been on a positive trajectory since the Great Recession, Bolen is keeping a keen eye on many issues going into 2015, including the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration.... read more

A Thin Line: How Dodd-Frank Defines, Affects Commercial & Consumer Transactions

The Lamm Group Managing Partner Anthony L. Lamm explains how the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act not only defines commercial transactions, but how it also may change what was considered a commercial transaction to a consumer transaction.... read more

FASB Leases Project Update: Two Decisions May Harm the Industry, One Will Help

Monitor contributor Bill Bosco discusses two major issues discussed at a recent FASB meeting and how leveraged lease and sale leaseback accounting changes may affect the industry at large.... read more

Industry Executive Roundtable: Despite a Challenging Economy, Industry is in a Good Place

Monitor contributor Lisa Miller catches up with four industry leaders to get their take on the current economic environment, industry sentiment and pending regulations. Overall, despite excess liquidity, spread compression, increased regulation and other issues, our roundtable participants remain upbeat about future opportunities.... read more

Franchise Finance: Still the Next Big Thing

Signature Financial’s John Black delves into the franchise finance industry, explaining its evolution and the opportunities that come along with it. Overall, he notes it is an exciting time to be a lender engaged in the food service marketplace.... read more

Rail Executive Roundtable: Railcar Leasing on the Rise

Monitor gets a pulse on the increasingly popular railcar leasing segment in an industry spotlight roundtable. Element Financial’s David McKerroll, Railroad Financial Corporation’s David Nahass and First Union Rail’s Barbara Wilson discuss why, despite uncertainty due to pending federal regulations, this 100-plus-year-old industry’s assets are so attractive in the equipment leasing and finance space.... read more

Seamless Coordination: Rafkin Takes the Helm of Volvo Financial Services

When customers think of Volvo, they think of it as one entity, not separate parts of a whole, says Scott Rafkin, president of Volvo Financial Services. To develop and sustain long-lasting dealer and customer relationships, he notes the importance of seamless coordination throughout the Volvo Group. As president, he looks forward to continuing to support the legacy set by the Volvo Group’s brands.... read more

Commercial Finance M&A Market: More Sellers Come Out of the Woodwork, But Who Are the Right Buyers?

Houlihan Lokey’s Tim Stute discusses the increasing M&A activity in the financial services sector and the emergence of non-bank buyers in the space. Stute notes there is an abundance of potential buyers in the market, but the reality is it’s not quite as easy as simply calling a group of bank buyers and selling to the highest bidder.... read more

When a Prospect Goes Dark: 9 Tips to Engage an Elusive Lessee

What happens when your sure-thing prospect falls off the radar? Linda Kester provides nine tips for leasing salespeople to bounce back when a prospect goes dark. ... read more

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