Investing in Industry Research

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation strives to be your partner in providing quality, independent, future-focused research and resources to help you determine strategic direction for your company. Established in 1989, the Foundation is a non-profit organization with a Board of Trustees comprised of industry leaders and finance academics. Our mission is:

  • To provide the vision for the equipment finance industry through development of future-focused research and market intelligence;
  • Identify, study and report on emerging issues that affect equipment financing; and
  • Develop a comprehensive body of knowledge of equipment finance for use by the business, academic, investor, and public policy communities. The Foundation's constituents include:
    • Independent lease financing companies
    • Captive finance companies
    • Commercial and investment banks
    • Diversified financial services companies
    • Brokers and packagers
    • Service providers
    • Rating and industry analysts
    • Academics
    • Researchers and media sources
    • Allied not for profit associations

The Foundation makes focused strides to advance our industry by:

  • Publishing the Journal of Equipment Lease Financing, the Foundation's signature publication with an industry circulation of 10,000 electronic copies, published three times a year.
  • Publishing the annual State of the Industry Report, an in-depth analysis of the industry's health and future trends.
  • Hosting the annual Industry Future Council to conduct an annual environmental scan of what lies ahead and publishing a synthesized report of findings.
  • Working closely with the academic community to address industry topics and research including: funding for research grants; authorship honorariums; access to statistical databases; and development of case studies and teaching modules.
  • Providing competitive analysis and market research for specific industry issues and their impact.

For a complete list of Foundation studies, visit the Online Library.

Independent, forward-looking resources for the equipment finance industry.