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Amanda Koprowski


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Monitor 100: Wells Fargo Seizes the Originations Crown, BofA Tightens Its Grip on the Top Asset-Holder Title

The 28th annual list of Monitor 100 companies reported $514.1 billion in net assets, $201.1 billion in originations and 28,666 employees. The group maintained steady momentum in portfolio growth, posting a 5.8% year-over-year increase, with 82 companies recording net gains... read more

Living in the Future: The Monitor 2019 Tech Roundtable

AI and robotics process automation are hot topics. How close is the equipment finance industry to adopting these trends and how will it affect large and small lessors? Katie Emmel: AI and robotic processes have the potential to deliver great... read more

Building Relationships: The 2019 Vendor Finance Roundtable

As you look back on 2018, what are some of the takeaways from this past year that you would like to share with our readers? What were the unexpected events, challenges or pleasant surprises that you encountered while developing new... read more

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

Monitor Ranking: Top 25 Most Active Players in the Vendor Channel

Monitor’s Top 25 Vendor Players broke the $40 billion mark in new originations this year, but while most saw positive growth, the overall percentage increase slipped slightly from 6.4% in 2017 to 6.1% in 2018. The top eight companies from... read more

If It Ain’t Broke(r): 2019 Broker Roundtable

What are the things you find most useful when working with funding sources? What do you find least useful? Paul Burnham: Funders, please let the TPO [third party originator] know how important they are to the organization. Answer the phone... read more

The Netflix of Leasing: DLL Looks to Stake a Claim in Usage-Based Financing

Head into your average city, and chances are you’ll see some sort of bike or car share program. Or check out a weekend flea market and look at the hundreds of CDs and DVDs that populate the sales tables as... read more

Steady as She Goes: The 2019 Funding Sources Roundtable

On the deal flow side, how would you characterize the level of activity that you are seeing versus what it was a year ago? If activity is higher, is it the result of more deal flow from existing sources or... read more

The Veterans: A Discussion with the Top Five Private Independents

What was the biggest challenge your team faced last year and how did you overcome it? Tom Depping: This biggest challenge has been growing in a highly competitive environment. To counter this, we chose to expand our existing markets but... read more

The Entrepreneurs: Monitor’s Top Private Independents of 2019

Business continues to hold steady or even improve in equipment finance, as the Top 25 Private Independents reported $7,504.5 million in new business volume for 2018, topping a record-setting 2017 with a growth of 17.2% year-over-year. Four companies achieved volume... read more

Raising the Bar: Are You Prepared for a New Year of Risk?

As we welcome in the new year of 2019, we are excited about new opportunities, new business prospects and a fresh look at how to achieve success in our business lives. But we would all be well advised to consider,... read more

Come Together, Right Now: Industry Associations Tackle 2019

The AACFB never slows down. Its board and staff are always looking for ways to deliver new opportunities to its members. 2019 proves to be a busy year for the organization with its new initiatives as well as its annual... read more

Playing the Ant to the Grasshopper: Asset Managers Look Ahead to the Future

Looking ahead to this year, what are your expectations regarding residual setting, return conditions, residual realization, collections and recovery?  CARL CHRAPPA: As we enter 2019, expectations are high for another prosperous year. That said, the economy is widely expected to... read more

Back to Basics: Credit Managers Benefit from Good Foundations

According to the November’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management, sights are set on “some consistent concerns” in the index’s unfavorables as 2018 comes to a close. What does this mean for 2019?  CHRIS MAUDLIN:... read more

Switchback Turns: Navigating Twists in the Trucking Industry

For all the panicked headlines that often seem to dominate trucking, the industry is actually doing well. All segments continue to ship freight at or near peak levels. Newer sectors, such as cannabis in Canada, are hitting the ground running,... read more

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