THE BANK ABL CONUNDRUM: Why Do Banks Fail to Sell This Excellent Product?

An increasing number of commercial banks are creating ABL divisions. Yet, as Charlie Perer muses, these divisions are still playing second fiddle to C&I and not receiving referrals from their C&I colleagues, even when ABL might be a more appropriate product and not utilizing it will cause a client to exit. He explains that breaking down the silos between divisions will serve customers more effectively and keep them as clients.

FINANCING A COMPANY THROUGH ITS UPS AND DOWNS: A Primer for Borrowers

Middle market businesses experience different stages of growth and stagnation from start-up to success. Sometimes there is a need for restructuring to turn a struggling business around. Derrick Wong explains different asset-based loan options that can help a company achieve financial stability, whatever stage it may be in.

THE IMPACT OF THE TARIFF WAR ON ASSET BASED LENDERS

No one wins a trade war. Hugh Larratt-Smith examines the current take-no-prisoners tariff battle between China and the U.S. and analyzes the impact on asset-based lenders.

ABL: A Sensible Financing Option for Companies in Transition

With the current economic winds blowing cold one day and hot the next, companies with solid brands may still find themselves in need of restructuring. Borrowers looking to right the ships of business may find that asset-based loans are the best way to regain solvency. Peter Ulmer explains all the advantages that ABLs offer to the borrower under stress.

GOING UNDER FOR THE THIRD TIME? The State of Restructuring in Shipping

The ancient Phoenicians, plying their trade along the Mediterranean, were in thrall to the whims of the sea and never knew if their cargo would arrive safely or end up on the ocean floor. Today’s behemoth vessels are less threatened by wind and the waves than they are by government regulations and economic trade wars. George Mangos explains the complexity of restructuring in today’s maritime industry.

September/October

September/October 2019
Borrowers Issue
Vol. 17 No. 6

NAVIGATING ENERGY VOLATILITY: Understanding the Principles of Commodity Risk Management

Lending in commodity sectors has always been a risky business, but since the 1980 energy deregulation, market volatility has increased. Borrowers who fail to create effective risk management plans can create headaches for their lenders. John Echols and Greg Crowley make a case for effective commodity risk management.

PREPACKAGED FILINGS ARE FLYING THROUGH BANKRUPTCY: Is That Really a Good Thing?

Prepackaged restructurings are allowing companies to fly through Chapter 11 at breakneck speed. Michael Eisenband examines some recent cases and explores the ramifications and accommodations made by lenders.

August 2019

August 2019
Risk Management
Vol. 17 No. 5

STRONG MARKET TAILWINDS PROMISE BRIGHT FUTURE FOR AVIATION LENDING

For passengers, the thrill of flying has dimmed as we’ve been shoehorned into seats and charged for our in-flight beverages. Yet Jennifer Villa Tennity points out that despite these inconveniences, air travel is still booming. For aviation lenders, this is very good news.