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David Wiener

Managing Director of The Alta Group

David Wiener, a managing director with The Alta Group, has been respected in the disciplines of sales, credit and capital markets/syndications within the equipment finance industry for more than 35 years. He is regarded as a leading authority on equipment finance data and demographics analysis.

Posts by David Wiener

THE 2020 MONITOR 100: Relevance Revisited

Yes, 2020 Is Different from 2019 Sales representatives continue to encounter lower demand for many equipment types they have traditionally financed. Credit underwriters have directed their organizations to cease financing indigent industry sectors that have been especially hard hit through... 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

The Last Interview: Former Monitor Publisher Jerry Parrotto Sits for the First Time as an Interviewee

How is Jerry Parrotto, and what is life like after the Monitor?  Life is good. It was underscored by the chilly reception that greeted me at the Philadelphia airport last week. You see it was a pleasant 72 degrees when... read more

Did Dr. Sabato’s Mid-Term Election Crystal Ball Predictions Hold Up?

The Tuesday morning Keynote speaker at the ELFA Convention was Dr. Larry J. Sabato, professor of politics at the University of Virginia. Dr. Sabato is a three-time Emmy award recipient and in-demand political commentator on FOX, CNN and MSNBC. Sabato’s... read more

What Could Go Wrong? Zandi Explores the U.S. Economic Climate at ELFA Convention

Economics has two primary faces: The first is micro economics — the study of supply and demand with respect to the products and services we offer, it tends to be front and center in our day to day world. In... read more

The Monitor 100 — A Retrospective Review…

Where were you four decades ago? In leasing? In school? In diapers? Or just an apple in your daddy’s eyes? Did you know that 40 years ago the Financial Accounting Standards Board was created? That was five years before FASB-13... read more

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