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Preview - U.S. Equipment Finance Market Study: 2016-2017

The U.S. Equipment Finance Market Study: 2016 - 2017 offers a comprehensive view on the current size and anticipated growth of the U.S. equipment finance market.  The Foundation commissioned IHS Markit to conduct a new end-user survey, analyze results and forecast potential future industry growth.  Findings from the study will be presented in a breakout session at the ELFA Annual Convention on Monday, October 24.  Don't forget to stop by the Foundation booth to pick up your copy.

 New Research
Q4 - 2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook Report

This popular report provides a comprehensive analysis of  key trends and various factors likely to impact the equipment finance industry.  The Foundation lowered its investment forecast to -0.5 percent growth in 2016.  After contracting during the first two quarters, the new report forecasts modest equipment and software investment growth  for the rest of 2016.

Journal of Equipment Lease Financing - Fall 2016 Issue

The Fall issue features 3 articles:
Convention 2016

At ELFA's convention, Plan to stop by the Foundation Booth.  Visit with our Trustees to discuss current projects, share you ideas for future research projects and learn the value of investing in the future of the industry.  You can also find out how you can get involved, and pick up a copy of the latest studies and publications.
ELFA Annual Convention Sessions With Related Foundation Research -

Managed Solutions: Not Your Grandfather's Leasing Industry Anymore
Monday, October 24, study researchers from The Alta Group, along with several practitioners, will present this topic.  This presentation will examine findings from the Foundation study Managed Solutions: Evolutionary vs Revolutionary? and explore the role of managed solutions in equipment finance, as well as critical issues these transactions can place on industry players.

Making Better Business Decisions Using Economic Data
Tuesday, October 25, Scott Thacker, CEO of Ivory Consulting, will moderate a panel discussion which will include Jeff Jensen, Director at our research partner Keybridge, LLC.  The panel will also discuss how to use economic data and the tools found in the Applied Economics Handbook.  They'll use real world examples to demonstrate how to make better business decisions.
Not Too Late to Invest in the Future of the Industry
The Foundation is dedicated to inspiring thoughtful innovation and contributing to the betterment of the equipment leasing and finance industry. Funded though generous individual and corporate donors, the Foundation relies on these charitable gifts to develop in-depth, independent research and resources for the equipment finance industry.  Make your individual or corporate contributions online today at www.leasefoundation.org.giving/online


Are You a Researcher or Industry Expert Looking to be Published?

The Foundation is seeking thoughtful articles for the Journal of Equipment Lease Financing.  The Journal is the only peer reviewed publication in the equipment finance industry and reaches over 12,000 industry professionals.  Authors should review the Journal Guidelines and submit their articles by January 6, 2017 for the Winter issue.
Upcoming Research
  • November Momentum Monitor
  • 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook

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