Tag Archives: Commercial Finance

Sectors Offer a Mixed Bag of Opportunity

To launch the new year, we asked Rosenthal & Rosenthal’s James Occhiogrosso to take a look at borrower sectors that rely on factoring and asset-based financing in this, ABF Journal’s first ever Specialty Lending Forecast. While certain sectors offer opportunity, all require diligence and in some cases, patience.

A Man for All Cycles …TD Bank’s Walter Owens is Bullish on ABL

In February of this year, TD Bank’s Commercial Banking division received three Greenwich Excellence Awards for its middle-market banking capabilities. At the head of it all sits Walter Owens. Regarded by one colleague as a “true visionary in the business” who fortified TD’s ABL shop while others retrenched, it appeared to be the right time to find out what makes Owens tick.

A Borrowers’ Sector Report Card Shows Some Improvement

Given the extraordinary credit crisis American businesses have been weathering, we thought that Merchant Factors’ outlook on various borrower sectors is an excellent barometer for commercial finance companies. Adam Winters, the company’s president and CEO offers a sector by sector report card. Some sectors move to the head of the class, some show scant improvement and others aren’t making the grade.