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2014 CFO Outlook

Positive Economic Momentum Economic Engines Ready for Higher Performance Q: How would you rate the current state of the U.S. economy and the world economy? CFOs are more positive about the U.S. and global economies than they’ve been heading into... read more

Vendor Finance Roundtable

MONITOR: As you look back on 2013, what are some of the takeaways from this past year that you would like to share with our readers. And for the pure fun of it, please rate 2013 on a scale of... read more

Ambiguity of Residual Pricing

The U.S economy is expected to grow 3% in 2014 — the fastest pace since the 2008-2009 recession — and the rising interest rate environment could motivate companies to lock in lower rates while they still can. Businesses are making... read more

Financing for Public Benefit

The Association for Governmental Leasing & Finance (AGLF) held its 33rd Annual Fall Conference this past November in Boca Raton, FL. During that meeting I had the honor and pleasure of presenting the AGLF’s Jay Terry Lifetime Achievement Award to... read more

Remarketing Truck Assets

With recovery being the ultimate and critical last step, financial institutions need a clear understanding of the key steps to maximizing value when it comes to selling off-lease or repossessed trucks and other equipment. Understanding the landscape of the secondary... read more

NTEA: Growth Through ’16

As we move through the fourth quarter of 2013, we seem to be collectively wondering if the U.S. economy will ever again reach its historical norm growth rate of 3% and how that will impact the work truck industry. Consumers... read more

IT Shifts Create Opportunities

The information technology (IT) industry is in the early phases of a major transformation — similar to the seismic shifts the industry experienced with the introduction of the PC — that will alter the IT technology segment. This transition to... read more

ITA: Lift Trucks Pick Up

JM: It looks like 2013 demand is going to end up around 190,000 units maybe a little better for the U.S. and Canada. That compares to the around 180,000 units last year. Obviously we’re moving in the right direction. However,... read more

Mats Handling Future Challenging

Manufacturing activity in the U.S. has been a bright spot in the recovery that is taking place. Companies that once sought overseas bastions of inexpensive labor are reevaluating labor, energy and transport costs and in some cases, which is beginning... read more

WFEF: Construction Activity Rises

Here are more of the survey’s key findings: Pricing. Prices of new equipment are up according to our industry executives. The cost of renting equipment does not appear to have risen at the same pace. Tier IV Equipment. We wanted... read more

NBAA: Promise in Recent Growth

“There seems to be a little higher degree of confidence and a little bit more stability versus 2012,” says Ed Bolen, president and CEO of the Washington, DC-based National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), which represents more than 9,000 companies that... read more

Daimler Truck — Upside 2014

Martin Daum: Current economic factors support a healthy trucking industry. However, despite the strength of the present positive economic barometers, fleet age continues to increase as customers delay acquisition of new vehicles. It is true initial vehicle prices have contributed... read more

PNC EF — Good, Bad & Ugly

As the year progressed, PNC Equipment Finance witnessed some good — specifically in organic growth, doing more business with existing customers. The bad was the sluggish pace in which this new business developed. When it comes to the “ugly” of... read more

When the Law and Leasing Meet…

The bad times also meant the demise of many financial institutions and takeover either by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Resolution Trust Corporation or state receiverships. There were also mergers and consolidations of financial institutions and the acquisition of portfolios... read more

40 Years of M&A…

The Early Years My involvement in the equipment leasing industry started in 1972. As the CFO of the largest designer and builder of hospitals, I was given the task of getting this company into the equipment leasing business in order... read more

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