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Volume 2014 - Number 14

April 10, 2014

Outlook for Equipment-Backed ABS Market Is Favorable, Strong Performance Expected in 2014

The equipment-backed ABS sector will likely have another good year this year, and investor interest remains strong, according to a senior analyst at the DBRS credit rating service. “For the equipment finance industry in 2014, we are moderately optimistic,” Chuck Weilamann, senior vice president at DBRS, said during a teleconference last week. “We’ve certainly seen delinquencies and charge-offs hit lows, with a five-year low achieved in 2013.” Not surprisingly, DBRS made...

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