TSL Feature Articles
Click on the link below to meet some of the “difference makers” in the secured finance community. This issue of The Secured Lender celebrates those who are having a profound impact on both their communities and their organizations.
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SFNet 75th Annual Convention Delivers Latest Insights on Secured Finance Strengths and Pressures
SFNet's 75th Annual Convention featured a fantastic lineup of thought leaders whose insights helped attendees see around corners and make the best decisions for their business. From leading private debt and equity players and supply chain experts to M&A advisors, ground-breaking economists and the best minds in the legal community, industry authorities shed light on the issues affecting attendees' business now and in the future. The latest data and forecasts including all new studies dimensioning the secured finance market and examining its inter-relationships was also presented. Whether an ABL lender, factor, advisor, intermediary or other, there was something for everyone in our Network.
The Many Facets of Succession Planning
Succession planning is not a contingency plan. It is a core human resources function that builds and sustains shareholder value.
The Distressed Organization and its Viability
Editor's Note: This article is intended for newer entrants into the industry. Look for more content like this throughout the year.
Most organizations move along a continuum. Diametrical opposites, the end points of the continuum reflect a very different state of affairs. At one end of the continuum is the custodial environment, which is relatively stable and resource rich. The organization is profitable with growing revenues as reflected in both margins and market share. This provides access to additional capital if required. Information provided to management is timely, relevant and reliable. It is used by a competent and stable management team.
When Art Meets Finance
TSL Express’ senior editor sat down with Capstone Business Credit’s managing member, Joseph Ingrassia, and Romulus Entertainment’s founder and CEO, Brad Feinstein, to discuss a unique partnership in film finance.
Purchase Order Financing: Then, Now and What’s Ahead
Purchase order financing has been around nearly as long as its close relatives (factoring) and distant ones (merchant banking), but has become much more prevalent in the last decade. With better technology and other innovations accelerating manufacturing and production timelines to meet demand from e-commerce and big box customers, the global supply chain has never been under more stress. We see this with the China tariffs, Brexit and other significant changes to trade policy. Purchase order financing has never been a more valuable option for companies buying and selling around the globe.
Isn’t That What it Says? -- Potential Perils of Incorporation by Reference in Finance Transactions
Commercial lending transactions are memorialized with a comprehensive, and often voluminous, set of loan documentation. In an attempt to expedite closing, and reduce closing binder sizes, lenders (and their counsel) are always seeking ways to streamline the loan- documentation process.
Interview with Rich Gumbrecht, CEO of Secured Finance Network, formerly Commercial Finance Association
RIch Gumbrecht, CEO of the Secured Finance Network, discusses signs of financial stress, recession, tariffs and sources of capital.
SFNet 40 Under 40 Award Winner Catch up With Jan Tammen
Jan Tammen, SVP - National Recurring Field Exam Manager at PNC, reflects back on receiving the SFNet 40 Under 40 Award in 2018 and his new role at PNC. The 40 Under 40 Awards will return in 2020 in New York City.
SFNet YoPro Leadership Summit's Women Industry Leaders Panel
What’s it like to be a woman executive in a historically male-dominated industry? What do you wish you knew when you were 30? Young professionals had the chance to listen to top women executives in the ABL industry offer advice on career moves, leadership, diversity, and more at the SFNet’s YoPro Leadership Summit held in Chicago, IL on August 28th.
Meet YoPro Chapter President Drew Loughlin of SFNet's New York Chapter
Avi Levine, vice president at Star Funding, Inc. (pictured left) and Andrew (Drew) Loughlin, vice president, People's United Bank, catch up and discuss Drew’s involvement with the SFNet New York Chapter over the years. Drew has currently served as the President of the Chapter for the past two years. Drew can be reached at email@example.com and Avi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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