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Walking a Mile in Two Asset Manager’s Shoes

Technology can transform the daily processes of asset managers. To illustrate the dramatic difference it can make, Kevin Sensenbrenner and Martín Klotzman take us through a typical day in the life of two asset managers.... read more

‘Sweating Assets’ Can Put Pressure on the Bottom Line

Many businesses squeeze every drop of useful life from an asset to cut costs, but Katerina Jones says this practice often causes downward pressure on financial results. Since older trucks have a higher total cost of ownership, operating them often costs more than replacing them with newer models.... read more

Dispatches From the Trenches

Ken Weinberg revisits his thoughts on the Uniform Commercial Code and finds new clarity for its provisions relating to equipment finance in light of a recent decision by the Appellate Court in In re I80 Equipment Leasing, LLC.... read more

What’s Next in Equipment Finance’s Digital Journey?

The first decade or so of digital transformation in equipment leasing and financing companies has happened in bespoke fits and starts. But as that work continues into the next ten years, digital coordination with vendors and different industry partners will become even more important.... read more

At the Crossroads of a Slowing Economy

Carl Chrappa discusses falling equipment prices and 2020 predictions with a note of optimism: this too shall pass for companies that prepare. We have enjoyed historic growth in the economy and its resulting benefits for nearly a decade. Equipment sales and production have accordingly ramped up. Low interest rates have also helped. However, faced with the fallout from tariff disputes, geopolitical issues, a potentially hard Brexit and a dysfunctional U.S. Congress, this may be coming to an end. ... read more

The Realities of Accession Priority

Who has lien priority on items installed into leased equipment if a customer defaults? Julia Gavrilov explores this question and explains how lenders can ensure that the accessions they have financed will receive their warranted priority.... read more

Making Sale-Leasebacks Work Under ASC 842

Sale-leasebacks are common in the industry, but these transactions can cause accounting issues under ASC 842. Shawn Halladay outlines the key issues and accounting requirements surrounding this product as well as strategies to overcome potential obstacles.... read more

David vs. Goliath vs. Godzilla

As Big Tech moves into banking and banks move into the direct channel, should third-party originators (TPOs) start looking for a new gig? Theresa Kabot says “no” and argues that brokers who know how to leverage their network and interpersonal skills will provide value-added financing services that even the best AI cannot deliver.... read more

CEMC Focuses on the New Age of Customer Experience in FinTech at New York Forum

The CEMC New York Forum focused on the New Age of Customer Experience in Fintech, featuring visionary speakers who shared cases of digital transformation.... read more

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