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For its first ever industry leader roundtable discussion, Equipment Finance Advisor assembled four notable industry leaders to give us their take on how equipment finance is faring so far in 2013. Here, Adam Warner, Tom Jaschik, Rick Remiker and Jim McGrane speak to the issues and opportunities as they see them at the close of the first quarter. And while there are no big surprises, important themes, such as the continuing impasse in Washington, margin compression and lease accounting convergence, begin to emerge.

In selecting the interviewees, we concentrated our efforts in speaking with leaders of bank-affiliated equipment leasing companies that are predominantly either a direct origination shop or a vendor shop. We note that Key Equipment Finance is an exception and operates as a dual model.

As always, we express our thanks to Adam, Tom, Rick and Jim for both their time to speak with us and their valuable insight.

Feel free to read these four perspectives in any order you prefer.

Seeking Simplicity With
Complex Issues
Adam Warner
Looking for Positive Signs
Thomas Jaschik
Wearing Two Hats
Rick Remiker
Focusing Energy on
Key Vendor Sectors
Jim McGrane

Comments From Our Members

Bob Rinaldi • View APN Profile
This is an excellent state of the industry and annual forecast. Basically, Jim, Rick, Tom and Adam have said all there really can be or needs be said for 2013. A strong case can be made that their forecast will extend into 2014 barring any exogenous impacts to the system. Government policy and regulation will remain the major limiting factors on the economy given the debt, deficit, tax reform and accounting rules. It is unfortunate that government instead of the market / business cycles is now the determining factor in economic growth and general prosperity. Great review Jim, Rick, Tom and Adam!
4.19.2013 @ 12:57 PM
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