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Foundation News

Spring 2020


Stay Ahead of the Curve with Data-Driven Foundation Resources

There’s no better time than the present to take stock of available resources to incorporate into planning for your company. The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation produces quality, future-focused studies and resources on the $900 billion equipment finance sector from a broad range of research partners to propel you and your business forward. Our invaluable, independently commissioned reports bring you the best industry analyses that assist you in determining strategic direction.

For the most up-to-date industry data from the following popular resources published by the Foundation, visit

Recurring Content

  • 2020 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook – Updated quarterly, the Economic Outlook analyzes global and domestic trends impacting capital spending and economic growth in the coming year. It identifies key signposts specific to the equipment finance industry and features Momentum Monitors that identify turning points for 12 verticals in their respective investment cycles.
  • Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Horizon Report – Published annually, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Horizon Report emphasizes forward-looking economic and industry insights related to the U.S. economy—including near- and medium-term economic risks. The Foundation commissioned Keybridge Research to conduct this comprehensive research on the size and expected growth of the U.S. equipment finance market.
  • Momentum Monitor – Updated monthly, the Foundation-Keybridge U.S. Equipment & Software Investment Momentum Monitor consists of indices for 12 equipment and software investment verticals. These indices are designed to identify turning points in their respective investment cycles with a three to six-month lead time.
  • Monthly Confidence Index – Updated monthly, the Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) is designed to collect leadership data. The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by the key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector.
  • Journal of Equipment Lease Financing – Created in 1980, the Journal of Equipment Lease Financing (JELF) publishes leading research across all the major topics of the industry. Each issue reaches thousands of industry participants, academics, finance professionals, libraries and government and financial institutions around the country. The Journal is published three times a year and distributed electronically.  

Foundation donors receive early access to reports and studies. Visit to learn more about individual and corporate benefits.


Third Annual Day of Giving Campaign Launches June 2


Save the date for Tuesday, June 2! You can make a lasting impact on the future of the equipment finance industry with a 100% tax-deductible gift to the Foundation. Through free research studies, guest lectures at colleges and universities to attract new talent, and scholarship opportunities, the Foundation helps you navigate the future to make better business and personal career decisions.

Help us spread the word across social media to attract 50 new donors! Your donation will contribute to our one-day goal of $15,000; no amount is too small. Mark your calendar for June 2 and learn more at