Newswatch 26th January 2017
IBA was out in force at the Dublin conferences last week. It was great to see so many of you there, it is always a busy time but enjoyable to catch up and hear the differing views and perspectives on topics of the day – of which there were many.
Of course, the main talking points and takeaways from Dublin this year were centred around the market and the less than certain outlook driven by factors such as:
- the new US administration,
- oil price fluctuation,
- strength of the dollar,
- the volatility of markets on the back of Brexit and;
- slower growth in emerging markets.
Whilst this uncertainty will drive a focus on risk mitigation, our industry still continues to attract investors looking at a diverse range of vehicles from unsecured/secured debt, ABS, EETC structures, IPOs across airline and leasing businesses, further M&A activity and overall better returns from operating lease structures than other competing assets.
If you are interested in a broader perspective and IBA’s thoughts on the outlook for 2017, take a look at the slide deck from our January webinar, found here.
Discussion around improving the appraisals process continued in Dublin and I promised the audience that I would circulate IBA’s response to Avolon’s appraiser paper, which can be accessed here.