BACK TO BASICS: CREDIT MANAGERS BENEFIT FROM GOOD FOUNDATIONS
The last year has seen wild swings in markets even as many of the economic fundamentals remain strong. Looking to the year ahead, Chris Maudlin of Wintrust Specialty Finance and Mic Mount of U.S. Bank Equipment Finance both recommend credit managers stick to the tried and true, especially when faced with potential upheaval.
PLAYING THE ANT TO THE GRASSHOPPER: ASSET MANAGERS LOOK AHEAD TO THE FUTURE
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.
DISRUPTIVE FORCES: FINTECH, AI AND THE POWER OF TEAMWORK
Dexter Van Dango sees the future as a synthesis of the past and present, as companies develop new technology to adapt some old-fashioned teamwork. He believes equipment finance and leasing companies should take advantage of not only collaborative work models, but the agility fintechs and artificial intelligence will continue to offer them.
BY DEXTER VAN DANGO
2019 PRIORITIES: LEVERAGING CURRENT SUCCESS
Though banks, independents and captives all participate in the equipment financing industry, all have different needs and focuses. Charles Wendel of FIC Advisors games out 2019 for each one and recommends that no matter the organization, embracing rapid technological advances will be a benefit to everyone.
BY CHARLES WENDEL
COME TOGETHER, RIGHT NOW: INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS TACKLE 2019
In the spirit of our own year-long rebrand and modernization efforts, Monitor has invited four industry associations and their leaders to share what they’re looking forward to, what they’re changing and what new projects and events they will be tackling in 2019.