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ELFA/IMN Spring Meetings: The Investors’ Conference and Women’s Leadership Forum

While winter in the Northeastern United States was milder this year than in 2018, it still brought with it the requisite cold, gray skies, and snow. Spring’s arrival may have been just as mild, but at least served as an... read more

Best Practices

Through a New Lens: Building a Diverse Business, an Interview with Kara Sammet, PH. D

As illustrated throughout the magazine this issue, Monitor is celebrating the women who work with and in the equipment finance industry. But for all of the advancement that’s occurred in the last few decades as more and more women have... read more


Brokers Bridging the Gap: A Broker’s Perspective on Best Practices

Being a broker is a lot like being a juggler in a circus, but instead of juggling rings, we juggle relationships. As brokers, we are the point of contact for everyone involved in the transaction, including the funder, the customer,... read more

Company / Executive

The Evolution of an Independent

Introduction As I glanced through the recent Monitor 100, I noticed that one third were independents with more than $11 billion in collective volume, or 6% of the entire group, (up from 4.8% in 2018). That $11 billion market share... read more

Conference Coverage

Say You Want a Revolution

On November 6, nearly 100 equipment finance and leasing professionals came together at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia for Monitor’s inaugural conference, Equipment Finance Disrupted+. “We couldn’t have been more pleased with how our first conference turned... read more

Equipment Related

Financing Alternative Fuel Vehicles

The terms clean, near-zero emissions and zero emissions are cropping up more and more in conversations about the future of the trucking industry. While California was one of the first to declare zero emissions zones, it is no longer alone... read more

Industry Related

At the Crossroads of a Slowing Economy

Have good economic times led to an over production of equipment with negative value implications? If the economy declines, will residual values follow? Is there a growing residual value risk? This article will present several examples of residual value risk... read more

Leader Insights

Independents: The Innovators of Today & Tomorrow

As the financial crisis and recession of 2008-2009 faded and the economic recovery lengthened, commercial banks and other financial institution “rediscovered” the equipment finance and leasing sector. This led to a flurry of M&A activity, and several independent players in... read more

Lease Accounting

2019 ELFA Lease & Financial Accounting Conference: Lessons and Observations on Lease Accounting

The annual ELFA Lease and Finance Accounting Conference was held recently in Chicago, September 16-18. While it is well over three years since the new U.S. and international lease accounting standards, ASC 842 and IFRS 16, were issued, it is... read more


A New Subchapter for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code remains the go-to for businesses (and certain individuals) seeking to reorganize while retaining control of their assets and operations as “debtors-in-possession.” But consistently low percentages of Chapter 11 cases result in successful reorganization. Critics... read more


Self-Disrupt or Die: A Pivot to New Technology Can Ensure Survival

Industry behemoths are losing market share and some have even declared bankruptcy as they’ve been reluctant to accept technological change. According to the 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends Report, only 12% of fortune 500 companies present in 1955 are... read more


Monitor 100 Demographics… Denoting a Dramatic Decade: What Does That Have to do With Destiny?

What a difference a decade makes. Perhaps now just a fading memory, 2008 was a painful turning point within the financial industry landscape as the U.S. entered its deepest recession in 80 years commencing in December 2007. This intensified with... read more


Sharing the Spotlight Equipment Finance’s Journey Toward Gender Equity

Two years ago, if you had told me that Monitor would soon publish its very first Women’s Issue, I probably would’ve laughed. It’s not that women were absent from the equipment finance industry; it was just rare to see us... read more

Sales/ Marketing

Greasing the Wheel: Your CEO Wants to Differentiate, But How?

Up until I spotted the iceberg looming ahead, it had been a perfectly nice voyage. The CEO and I were both excited to launch a new product in a growing field. However, after my repeated requests to find more beta... read more


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

The equipment finance industry has come a long way on digital transformation in the past decade. As we enter a new one, the next frontier will be completing the digital journey to encompass all points in the leasing life cycle.... read more

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