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PNC EF — Good, Bad & Ugly

In analyzing the equipment finance market as we close out the year, Richard Doherty, president of PNC Equipment Finance, notes that the irregular 2013 market brought a mixed bag, including organic growth despite a sluggish economy, government instability and increased competition. Resilient industry professionals who continue to make educated decisions are vital to taking what momentum we enjoyed this year into 2014. ... read more

When the Law and Leasing Meet…

Andrew Alper, an attorney who has represented banks, lenders, equipment leasing companies, funding sources, mortgage servicers, credit corporations and secured creditors for almost 35 years, reflects on the changes that had the most impact on the legal environment in relation to the leasing and lending industries.... read more

40 Years of M&A…

The Alta Group's Bruce Kropschot notes that throughout the past four decades, mergers and acquisitions have played a key role in the development of equipment leasing and finance. Here he shares with the Monitor his reflections and outlook regarding the influence of M&A activity on the industry. ... read more

For More Than Storing Recipes…

To commemorate the Monitor's 40th anniversary, Dexter Van Dango ponders how technology has changed equipment leasing and finance over the decades and asks some industry veterans to share their stories.... read more

Leasing Industry Progressions…

John Deane, founder and CEO of The Alta Group, reflects on 40 years of progress in the leasing industry. Despite past, present and future challenges, Deane notes that opportunities continue to exist and with the movement of equipment worldwide, having an international perspective in asset management is a growing requirement.... read more

The Monitor 100 — A Retrospective Review…

The Alta Group's David Wiener pays tribute to the Monitor by presenting a retrospective of the Monitor 100 and describes the power of its data in providing insights into where the ranked companies have been and how they got there.... read more

The Monitor 100 — A Retrospective Review…

The Alta Group's David Wiener pays tribute to the Monitor by presenting a retrospective of the Monitor 100 and describes the power of its data in providing insights into where the ranked companies have been and how they got there.... read more

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow —

In honor of the Monitor's 40th anniversary, Bill Bosco traces the history of lease accounting throughout the past four decades and forecasts what lies ahead, noting, "Our great industry will do just fine no matter what the regulators throw at us."... read more

Looking Back …

Longtime Monitor contributor Lisa Miller meets with six industry veterans to discuss significant events that have impacted equipment leasing and finance over the past four decades. These industry stalwarts openly share experiences and special recollections they've garnered over the years, as well as offer some words of wisdom to newer members in the field and thoughts on what lies ahead. ... read more

The Improbable Story of the Monitor…

The story of the Monitor can be traced back to 1974, when Molloy Associates, an executive search firm, made the decision to promote its business by using a tabloid newsletter to stay in touch with a pool of industry-specific candidates that would serve as a reservoir for its search practice. As the Monitor evolved, readers began clamoring for more informational content, which served as a magnet for advertisers. ... read more

Chase EF: John Goldthorpe

With the equipment finance business now under his wing, John Goldthorpe, who has been heading Chase's ABL unit for nearly 12 years, leads his team in creating a strategic dialogue between the two businesses in order to serve as a comprehensive resource for their clients' growth plans.... read more

NXT Capital EF: Michael Gay

Monitor contributing editor Howard Brod Brownstein spends time with Michael Gay, group head of NXT Capital Equipment Finance, to discuss the goals, organizational structure and go-to-market strategy of the recently launched unit.

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Lease Accounting: Six Years & Counting

As the lease accounting project "supposedly" enters its final phases, Bill Bosco provides an update on issues raised in the comment letters and meetings, and notes that because of the volume and nature of the remarks, re-deliberations may be long and contentious.... read more

Due Diligence Obstacle Course

Attorney Dan Doyle discusses the recent decision in Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation v. Peoples National Bank, which could make refinancing leased equipment more complicated and cause leased equipment to be less valuable, if the opinion is strictly applied outside of the Seventh Circuit.... read more

Buy/Sell in Today’s Environment

In evaluating the future of the equipment financing industry, GE Capital Markets' Lou Vigliotti explains that while much remains the same, there are trends — as well as regulatory and accounting uncertainties — that executives should consider as they position their companies for growth. ... read more

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