January 2014

BenchMark Consulting as the only consulting firm dedicated to the automotive finance industry in the US for 25 years was represented at the 18th annual AFSA Vehicle Finance Conference & Exposition in New Orleans. George Halloran, NA Program Director of BenchMark Consulting, was among the panellists in a roundtable session about Servicing, Collections & Asset
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April 2013 – January 2014

We have had the pleasure to assist a major business group, which encompasses automotive interests, to develop and establish a leasing company in Saudi Arabia. Working with our local partner Ebtikar Arabia, our consultants have assisted the client in developing their plan from the ground up including financial projections, policy and procedure development and selection
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November – December 2013

Upon request from leading leasing companies in a special asset finance segment, BenchMark Consulting conducted a benchmarking study to compare efficiencies in the overhead and support functions. The study output included performance ratios such as functional split of headcount, span of control, assets per FTE per function, but also at underlying differences such as shared
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November 2013

BenchMark again partnered with The National Automotive Finance Association (NAF), the only trade association exclusively serving the below-prime autofinancing industry in North America in its annual survey of members for the 8th year in succession. Jack Tracey, Executive Director of The NAF, proudly released the report in its new format and expanded scope to the
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October 2013

A global manufacturer of business and consumer goods wished to evaluate their options for support of their retail sales in Canada through financing structures. We worked with their team to produce a review of the options and potential which resulted in a report to their board level detailing the strategic direction and roadmap/timeline for success.
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September 2013

BenchMark participated in the Global Wholesale Floorplanning Summit & Expo 2013 hosted by SWORD APAK, at The Tower of London in the United Kingdom. The event provided a forum for Senior business and IT professionals from all over the world to discuss latest trends. Peter Jobst, Global Managing Director of BenchMark Consulting, spoke about the
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July 2013

BenchMark is proud that it regular semi-annual Truck Flash BenchMark study focused on risk ratios and developments continues to generate strong interest. The participating international captives decided to add Czech Republic as the 11th market to the study in addition to France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

June 2013

Peter Jobst, Global Managing Director of BenchMark Consulting International, acted as Chairman during day 1 of ENG’s Senior Executive Summit Automotive Finance, which was held in Frankfurt, Germany. BenchMark Consulting is a regular speaker and sponsor of this pan-European automotive finance event since its start in 2008.

December 2012 – February 2013

BenchMark Consulting conducted a market study about Collateral Insurance product needs and market practices in the US. The study differentiated between captives, banks, and finance companies, and included in total 16 players, hereof 8 of the top 10 and 12 of the top 20 lenders (based on Big Wheels report 2012). The assessment included 25
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Jan 2013

In the UK we were able to assist a client with pricing model development including capital allocation structures over their retail products, closing with a workshop of senior managers and Directors to review and set the future direction.