The future of equipment financing requires resiliency and innovation. Adapting to economic changes and customers’ evolving needs and building closer stakeholder relationships are key components to maintaining success in the coming future. Alta advisors share their thoughts on what the future can look like for the industry and strategies to get there.... read more
Monitor 100 2022
string(12) "Carl Chrappa"
string(53) "Senior Managing Director & Leader of Asset Management"
string(14) "The Alta Group"
Carl Chrappa of The Alta Group sits down with colleagues Ian Robertson from Europe and Juan Neil Dodds from Latin America to discuss the forces asset managers will face in 2022 across the globe, including supply chain disruption, inflation and secondary market considerations and the rapid development of technology.... read more
According to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s 32nd annual What’s Hot/What’s Not: Equipment Market Forecast, construction, trucks/trailers and medical equipment will be the top equipment types based on portfolio preference in 2022. read more
Months of supply chain disruptions and rising prices have made asset management more challenging than ever in 2021. Carl Chrappa of The Alta Group provides an overview of the effects of these issues on different equipment types and gives advice on how to prepare for the opportunities that will develop in the next few years. ... read more
According to a new report from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, based on portfolio preference, construction, medical, trucks/trailers and hi-tech/computers will be the leading equipment market sectors in 2021. read more
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association unveiled details about the 2021 ELFA Equipment Management Conference & Exhibition, which will be delivered as a virtual event on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24. read more
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
With optimism remaining sky-high nine years into an economic recovery, it’s part of an asset manager’s job to make sure companies don’t suddenly plummet back to earth. Monitor sat down with Carl Chrappa of The Alta Group and Kevin Sensenbrenner of Stonebriar Commercial Finance to discuss their outlook on the year ahead and the ways asset managers can help lessors protect themselves for the inevitable downturn. ... read more
A new report from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, What's Hot/What's Not: Equipment Market Forecast 2019, reveals industry perceptions of 15 equipment markets based on a survey of ELFA members. read more
What do tariffs and tax reform mean for the equipment finance industry? Carl C. Chrappa and Shawn D. Halladay investigate the ramifications of recently enacted or threatened tariffs and explore the silver lining of tax reform that will encourage customers to lease.... read more
According to a survey of ELFA member asset managers and consultants, the hottest equipment sectors in 2017 are construction, medical, machine tools, high-tech/computer, plastics and trucks/trailers. read more
Monitor’s fourth annual women in equipment finance list highlights notable women within the industry that have been nominated by our readers and hand-selected by Monitor’s staff and editorial board. Here are this year’s honorees: Maryellen Barbarish Mithu Bhargava Hollis Bufferd... read more
The Alta Group’s new vice chairman, Jim Merrilees, has noticed a major trend during his first six months consulting in the equipment finance industry: an inability or reluctance of many firms to innovate to attract talent during the current labor... read more