November/December 2017

September/October 2017
ABL Outlook
Vol. 15, No. 7

Opportunities and Challenges: Asset-Based Lending in 2018

The digital world has transformed every aspect of our lives. Some of us still remember pasting photographs into albums and racing to answer the telephone mounted on the wall — picking up the receiver without knowing who was on the other end of the line. Technology has changed asset-based lending in ways no one could have predicted 20 years ago. ABF Journal contributor Hugh Larratt-Smith explores the evolving ABL landscape and evaluates the impact these changes will have in 2018.

Robust Results: Upswing Leaves ABL Lenders Optimistic for 2018

Despite political turbulence and Mother Nature running amuck, ABL lenders saw an upswing in business in 2017 after two flat years. ABF Journal contributor Lisa Miller spoke with five ABL executives who described a robust year filled with new partnerships and business opportunities and an optimistic outlook for 2018.

A Peek Behind the Curtain: ABL Underwriters — Evaluating Risk to Seal the Deal

Since the days when tall ships carried cargo across dangerous seas, underwriters have assessed the risks involved before signing off on financial transactions. While the nature of the risks may have changed, underwriters still conduct thorough due diligence to evaluate a company’s stability and the state of the collateral before deals are closed.
ABF Journal contributor Lisa Miller speaks with three underwriters to learn exactly how
they make those evaluations and which signs point to a successful outcome.

May/June 2017

May/June 2017
ABL Industry Issue
Vol. 15, No. 4

Establishing a Capital Partnership: Benefits to Your Company and Your Clients

There comes a time when a successful ABL lender must decide on the next step to promote the company’s growth. Gerald Joseph and Jennifer Palmer explain how Gerber Finance chose to partner with a financing firm and provide suggestions for other companies facing similar situations.

Sweet Relief for the Middle Market: Monroe Credit Advisors Navigate the Credit Markets

Although the economy has slowly recovered since the Great Recession, many traditional lenders are still wary of lending to the middle market. Monroe Credit Advisors’ Brent Krambeck and Linda Crothers discuss their team’s mission of pairing middle market companies with the lenders that will help them achieve their goals. While Monroe Credit initially focused on borrowers seeking debt capital solutions, the firm soon expanded the practice to include lease and capital equipment finance advisory and placement services.

Ready to Lend: 2017 ABL Activity Off to a Good Start

Rumors of tax cuts and promises of interest rate hikes swirled in the winds of uncertainty as Q1/17 ended. ABF Journal contributor Lisa Miller interviewed a group of leading ABL executives, who are already enjoying a better year than 2016 and are predicting changes ahead for the ABL market whichever way the economy shifts.

Credit Insurance: Master Policy or Individual Insurance? A Lender’s Options

Credit insurance is a useful tool to protect a lender’s interests, but choosing whether to place a client under a master policy or take out an individual policy tailored to the client is a critical decision. Lauren Saglamer examines both choices to help lenders make the best choice to mitigate risk.

November/December 2016

November/December 2016
ABL Outlook
Vol. 14, No. 7