Equipment Finance
Virtual Event
March 11, 2021

Description

IMN & ELFA present the Virtual Investors' Conference on Equipment Finance, taking place March 11, 2021.

Now in its 20th year, the first virtual edition of this esteemed series promises another program packed with engaging, timely content, as well as ample opportunity for critical business development and networking. The agenda focuses on educating investors and equipment finance companies about the latest industry developments in the midst of Covid-19 and provides updates on how sectors are responding and recovering. 

There has never been a better time to hear from our expert speaker faculty, combining institutional and private investors, alongside key decision makers at the highest level of leasing finance companies. 

We look forward to hosting you virtually this March 11!

Who Should Attend
  • CEO/CFO/Finance Directors of Equipment Finance Companies
  • Investors and Providers of Private Capital (Private Equity and Hedge Funds)
  • Rating Agencies
  • Investment Bankers
  • Credit Enhancers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Lawyers
  • Trustees
  • Technology Service Providers

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    Thursday, March 11th, 2021

      9:15 AM
      ELFA Chair & CEO Opening Remarks, and Top Industry Trends

      • A warm conference welcome from President & CEO, Ralph Petta, and ELFA Chair & Cisco Capital President, Kris Snow. 



        • Ralph Petta, President and Chief Executive Officer (Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA))
        • Kristine (Kris) A. Snow, President; Chair (Cisco Systems Capital Corporation; ELFA)
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      9:40 AM
      Equipped for Success: Equipment Finance Market Overview

        • Given major global economic uncertainty and political uncertainty, how have these factors effected the equipment sector, what lessons can be learned from the previous year, and how can we traverse the waters for the upcoming year?
        • Now one year into a global pandemic, what has been the impact of Covid on the equipment market overall? i.e., Transaction volumes, pricing, spreads, appetite, supply and demand, deferral rates, M&A activity etc.
          • how does this break down per sector and industry? i.e., Travel, Hospitality, Healthcare, construction, energy etc.
        • What are the major trends in the market right now? Small vs. Large Ticket, Healthcare, (Home) Office Equipment, managed/bundled services, green/ESG, Insurer activity etc.
        • How have government interventions throughout states of the pandemic helped bolster the market? i.e., PPP, CARES etc.


        • Stephanie Mah, Vice President, Structured Finance Research (DBRS Morningstar)
        • Christian Haesslein, CFA, Head of Asset Securitization (DZ BANK AG)
        • Lauren Lannefeld, Director (BMO Capital Markets)
        • Joanne Desimone, Senior Director, ABS Commercial (Kroll Bond Rating Agency)
        • Tom Howard, Partner (Chapman and Cutler LLP)
        • Quentin Cote, Executive Vice President (Orion First)
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      10:45 AM
      The House, The Senate and The Oval: A Legal and Regulatory Outlook for Equipment Leasing

        •  What are the major legal and regulatory challenges facing the Equipment market right now and in the immediate future?

        • With a majority Democratic caucus, what anticipated effect will this have at the Federal Level as it pertains to the Equipment Finance market, including as to Dodd Frank Section 1071, infrastructure reform, confessions of judgment and other major regulatory developments?

        • An overview of what’s happening at the state level
          • What are the new consumer protection and rate disclosure requirements and how will they affect transaction pricing and deal appetite?
          • Who benefits from these emerging regulations:  Independent or Bank-Owned equipment finance companies?
        • Other Legal and Regulatory Developments - the LIBOR Transition and new bankruptcy legislation; How will these affect the equipment finance market? 



        • Barbara Goodstein, Partner (Mayer Brown LLP)
        • Jeffrey Taft, Partner (Mayer Brown)
        • Andy Fishburn, VP, Federal Government Regulations (Equipment Leasing & Finance Assoc. (ELFA))
        • Scott Riehl, Vice President, State Government Relations (Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA))
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      11:45 AM
      Light at the end of the Tunnel: Transport Sector Outlook

        • After a year of tremendous issuance, what are the reasons behind this strong issuance and investor appetite for container assets?
        • Railcar ABS issuance was light compared to container ABS in 2020, however, recently there has been some momentum in railcar ABS new issuance and there are multiple new investor entrants to the space. What makes this space attritive for new, and legacy investors? i.e., spreads, pricing, ratings.
        • Are there any new features and structural changes in recent container/railcar ABS new issues? What concerns you most as an investor in container/railcar ABS?
        • Have there been any macro factors affecting transaction volumes in this sector? i.e., commodities, global trade, and geo-politics etc. What’s your 2021 outlook for container and railcar leasing business and ABS issuance volume?


        • David D'Antonio, Managing Director & Division Head (TIAA Bank)
        • Jing Xie, Director, Public Fixed Income (Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company, LLC)
        • Michael Pearl, Treasurer (Triton International Limited)
        • Sara McCoy, SVP & Managing Director, Capital Markets (Trinity Industries Leasing Company)
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      12:30 PM
      Networking Lunch Hour

      • An hour of 1:1 and small group video networking meeting, using our intelligent AI driven matching matchmaking platform, Meetaway.

        Set up your profile outlining who you are and what you do in the market, and who you are looking to meet, and be matched for a series of 8, 6-minute conversations throughout the hour. You will also have the opportunity to share your details after the networking has concluded, ensuring sure you can follow up on those all-important connections.

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      1:45 PM
      Afternoon Keynote: ELFA Economic Outlook

      • Economic Outlook with Dr. Rob Wescott focused on the Equipment Finance Sector, Introduced by ELFA Chairperson, Kris Snow.



        • Kristine (Kris) A. Snow, President; Chair (Cisco Systems Capital Corporation; ELFA)
        • Dr. Robert Wescott, Founder and President (Keybridge Research LLC)
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      2:45 PM
      Return to Carrier or Prepare for Take Off? Aviation Finance Outlook

        • What are the immediate and long-term effects of the pandemic on Aviation Finance, specifically Commercial Aviation, given the embargo on international travel?
        • To what extent will the timeline for airline recovery hinder recovery of the sector to pre-Covid levels? How will national vs international recovery factor into this equation?
        • Are new deals getting done? Who is lending in the space?
        • How was transaction volume faired across the sector? i.e., Aircraft vs Engine; Commercial vs Business/Private; Freight etc.
        • While the commercial aviation is still in bumpy recovery, aircraft ABS new issuance has resumed and most senior ABS notes’ prices in the secondary market have come back to par. What has driven the rally? Is it supported by fundamentals or technical?


        • Jennifer Kang, US Reporter (GlobalCapital)
        • Jason Smith, Director (Global Jet Capital)
        • Tracy Rice, VP - Senior Credit Officer (Moody's Investors Service)
        • Marc Iarchy, Director (World Star Aviation)
        • David Center, Managing Director (Seraph Aviation Group)
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      3:45 PM
      Equipment Leasing Investor & Issuer Roundtable

        • How are Investors’ and Issuers’ viewing the impacts of the pandemic, and other macro factors, on the sector? And how do these views differ from the opposing perspective?
        • What lessons can be learned from 2020, and how will they help as we move ahead in to 2021 and beyond?
        • What has changed over the past 2 years with respect to Private Equity’s risk/reward expectations?
          • What are the features, attractiveness, and yield in PE vs. Bank bids? What is the best entry point for PE and FI investors, and can better yield be found elsewhere?
        • What is the current investor appetite, and what sectors are hot right now? How does this compare to sector supply and demand, pricing, spreads, and any other key factors?


        • Aaron Efta, Partner (Chapman and Cutler LLP)
        • Andrea Zana, Co-President & Chief Risk Officer (Amur Equipment Finance)
        • Evan Wilkoff, Senior Vice President, Capital Markets (Ascentium Capital LLC)
        • Cecile Latouche, Director (Atalaya Leasing)
        • Fred Wang, Co-Founder/ Partner (Hudson Cove Capital Management)
        • Charles Stackhouse, Vice President (Wafra Capital Partners Inc.)
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      Conference Concludes



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Venue

  • Conference Venue
  • The Union League Club


    38 East 37 Street
    New York, NY, 10016
    USA

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  • Suggested Hotel
  • Grand Hyatt New York


    Park Avenue at Grand Central Station
    New York, NY, 10017
    USA

    Additional Info: Please note that IMN does not have a contracted room block at this hotel and cannot guarantee rate or availability.
  • Suggested Hotel
  • Hotel Giraffe


    365 Park Avenue South
    New York, NY, 10016
    USA

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  • The Kitano New York


    66 Park Avenue, East 38th Street
    New York, NY, 10016
    USA

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  • Suggested Hotel
  • Hampton Inn New York - Empire State Building


    59 West 35th Street
    New York, NY, 10001
    USA

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  • Thursday, March 11th, 2021
  • 9:15 AM

    ELFA Chair & CEO Opening Remarks, and Top Industry Trends



    *** This session contains audio, but you must have been registered for this conference to be able to play audio files
  • 9:40 AM

    Equipped for Success: Equipment Finance Market Overview



    *** This session contains audio, but you must have been registered for this conference to be able to play audio files
  • 10:45 AM

    The House, The Senate and The Oval: A Legal and Regulatory Outlook for Equipment Leasing



    *** This session contains audio, but you must have been registered for this conference to be able to play audio files
  • 11:45 AM

    Light at the end of the Tunnel: Transport Sector Outlook



    *** This session contains audio, but you must have been registered for this conference to be able to play audio files
  • 1:45 PM

    Afternoon Keynote: ELFA Economic Outlook



    *** This session contains audio, but you must have been registered for this conference to be able to play audio files
  • 2:45 PM

    Return to Carrier or Prepare for Take Off? Aviation Finance Outlook



    *** This session contains audio, but you must have been registered for this conference to be able to play audio files
  • 3:45 PM

    Equipment Leasing Investor & Issuer Roundtable



    *** This session contains audio, but you must have been registered for this conference to be able to play audio files

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