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10 | 9-10 | 14   International Business Aviation Symposium

10 | 19-21 | 14   ELFA - 53rd Annual Convention

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11 | 5-7 | 14   AGLF - 34th Annual Fall Conference

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11 | 14 | 14   Bullet  Legal Aspects of Aircraft Leasing and Financing

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04 | 21-23 | 15   Bullet  ELFA - 27th Annual National Funding Conference

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Bullet  Fitch: Modest Differentiation Among Equipment Leasing Sectors
While the truck, container, railcar and aircraft leasing sectors share many common attributes, including reliance on wholesale funding, business cyclicality, and potential residual value risk, there are some points of differentiation which can result in a more or less favorable credit view of the respective sectors, according to a special report published today by Fitch Ratings.

Bullet  China Finance Online Reports Second Quarter and First Half 2014 Ended June 30, 2014 Unaudited Financial Results
Net revenues increased by 234.3% year over year to $43.8 million, compared with $13.1 million in the first half of 2013.

Bullet  Get Connected! GE’s Equipment Insight Solution Enables New Industrial Internet Service Offering
GE makes the Industrial Internet real with OEM solutions for improved machine performance and enhanced customer service

Bullet  VTG acquires AAE to expand wagon leasing fleet
German wagon leasing and logistics company VTG AG announced on September 29 that it had agreed terms to acquire Swiss leasing company Ahaus Alstätter Eisenbahn Holding AG

Bullet  Obituary: Jon Ashcraft
The leasing departmeant was incorporated in 1972 as Gladstone Leasing, and Jon became the primary owner and operator in 1982.

Bullet  Tetra Financial Group Funds Aircraft Lease for Minnesota-Based Air Charter Firm
Utah-Based Equipment Leasing Firm Continues Its Commitment to Providing Financing to the Aviation Industry with Aircraft Lease for Air Charter Firm Based in Minnesota.

Bullet  Aldrich Capital Partners launches with $50M, eyes growth equity deals in health IT, Internetr
The firm will operate higher on the ladder than traditional venture, targeting more mature, revenue-producing companies instead of early-stage startups.

Bullet  Industry Crib Sheet: China Manufacturing Expands Modestly in September
The Flash China Manufacturing PMI published by HSBC in conjunction with Markit Economics rose 0.3 points to 50.5.

Bullet  Air Lease Corporation Announces the Lease Placement of Two New Boeing 737-800s with Kunming Airlines
ALC is a leading aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California that has airline customers throughout the world.

Bullet  Oracle Financial Services Lending and Leasing Cloud Service Offers Complete Lifecycle Processing for Asset-Based Lending and Leasing
New Cloud Service Delivers Improved Customer Service and Integrated Partner Channels; Enables Reduced Time to Market

Bullet  Used-truck demand helping drive up new Class 8 orders
There’s now a sellers’ market in place for used Class 8 trucks that’s so strong it’s helping boost orders for new equipment, according to analyst Michael Baudendistel, vice president of the Stifel Transportation, Logistics and Equipment Research Group.

Bullet  Bibby Financial Services Provides $4 Million Facility for Canadian Distributor
After three years with its current lender, the distributor found it needed a more flexible option for financing and turned to Bibby Financial Services.

Bullet  Lenders Disrupt U.K. Finance Funding Borrowers Banks Snub
But Funding Circle is leading a generation of financial technology startups that may have only begun to challenge traditional banking’s grip on the movement of money.

Bullet  Business spending, exports spur big bounce in U.S. economy
The Commerce Department on Friday raised its estimate of growth in gross domestic product to a 4.6 percent annual rate from the 4.2 percent pace reported last month.

Bullet  Former General Director of Agribank's Finance Leasing Company Gets Death For Embezzling $3.7mn
A Vietnam court has sentenced the former general director of Finance Leasing Company No. 2 (ACL II), Vu Quoc Hao, 59, to death for embezzling VND78 billion (nearly $3.7 million) in a corruption case.

Bullet  Healthcare Finance Group Names Phelps SVP/BDO
Healthcare Finance Group announced that Andy Phelps has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Business Development.

Bullet  Daimler Financial Services is financing more commercial vehicles than ever before
Worldwide, more than 900,000 trucks, vans and buses are on the road with a contract from Daimler’s Financial Services division - and that’s a new record.

Bullet  Robert Rainey Appointed Business Development Officer in SBA Lending at TD Bank in Wilton, Conn.
Rainey has 16 years of experience in commercial finance. Before joining TD Bank, he served in various business development and relationship management roles in commercial finance, including equipment, fleet, refuse and franchise lending, at GE Capital in the Northeast.

Bullet  Basel III monitoring results published by the Basel Committee
A total of 227 banks participated in the current study, comprising 102 large internationally active banks ("Group 1 banks", defined as internationally active banks that have Tier 1 capital of more than €3 billion) and 125 Group 2 banks (ie representative of all other banks).

Bullet  Private jet sales flying high again after being grounded during the recession
"We are seeing great activity in large cabins, which is corporate America, with the economy returning," Starling said.

Bullet  National Aircraft Resale Association Selected for Educational Panel at NBAA 2014 in Orlando, Florida
NARA members will also showcase their aircraft for sale at this year’s NBAA convention with the largest reserved aircraft static display at the Orlando Executive Airport, encompassing more than 110,000 square feet.

Bullet  Opus Bank Announces Expansion of Its Southern California Commercial Business Banking Team
Opus Bank (“Opus”) OPB, -0.52% announced today that Thomas A. Hill has joined Opus as Senior Managing Director, Commercial Business Banking – Los Angeles.

Bullet  Fed's Fisher says rates may rise 'sooner rather than later'
The U.S. Federal Reserve may start raising rates around the spring of 2015

Bullet  CORRECTION: The Mint Leasing, Inc., (MLES) Announces Closing of Share Exchange Agreement
Prior to the exchange, Mint had total assets of approximately $18 million as of June 30, 2014, and projected annual revenues of approximately $8.2 million for fiscal 2014. Pursuant to the exchange, Sunset transferred ownership (as described above) of a special purpose entity which owns sapphire gem assets recently valued to have a retail replacement value in excess of $108 million.

Bullet  Tetra Financial Group Commits $1 Million In Asset Financing For Idaho Farm Expansion
The financing provided by Tetra Financial Group included funding for both new and used equipment,...

Bullet  American Railcar Industries, Inc. Names Jeffrey S. Hollister President and CEO and Umesh Choksi Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer
ARI and its subsidiaries also lease railcars manufactured by the Company to certain markets.

Bullet  A Bright Future for CIT and Solarize Energy
CIT Corporate Finance, Energy & Infrastructure, a unit of CIT Canada, was able to offer Solarize financial advisory services and commercial financing that allowed the company to invest in several new projects.

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Bullet  Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index
August New Business Volume Up 13 Percent Year-over-year, Down 9 Percent Month-to-month, Up 6 Percent Year-to-date

Bullet  Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Up in September
The overall MCI-EFI is 60.2, an increase from the August index of 58.9.

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Marks & Weinberg

Marks & Associates is a law firm that focuses exclusively on equipment leasing and finance. The lawyers of our firm have significant experience in dealing with virtually every type of equipment and facility financing, have participated in equipment financings worth over a billion dollars, and are recognized throughout the industry.

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Summit Funding Group, Inc. has amassed a high performing portfolio in excess of $1.5 billion in equipment lease and finance originations and a history of working with companies of all sizes and most industries. Built to last, we deliver peak results with equipment finance solutions in any economic cycle.

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LeasingWorld magazine is a world leader for leasing news and analysis. It has a strong reputation for professional articles on all aspects of equipment leasing. Because we see our leasing industry as a global community, we tailor our output to satisfy the whole of the leasing world, right across the globe.

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