Recent engagements undertaken by Aperio Associates, and its Founders &
Principals, include the following:
Consulting & Advisory Services
Aperio Associates participated in an evaluation of the leasing market of a South Asian country for an international development bank, and to identify possible investment opportunities and investment vehicles.
Evaluation of the use by financial institutions and the Public, and its effectiveness, of the National Movable Asset Registry in an East African country, in the extension of short and medium-term commercial credit to micro and small enterprises.
One of our Principals, along with local legal expertise, drafted a
Regulatory & Supervisory Policies & Procedures Manual for the
Central Bank, focused on non-bank leasing companies over which the
Bank has regulatory & supervisory responsibilities.
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of our Principals headed a team of local experts to develop a policy
framework designed to accelerate the growth of financial leasing in
an East African Country, including recommendations for adding and
amending laws and regulations that apply to the financial leasing
industry and to lease transactions.
Assisted in the preparation of a strategic plan, including
recommendations for establishing additional short and medium-term
facilities for short-term post-harvest financing and medium-term
As part of an inter-disciplinary team, one of our Principals helped
the Central Bank of a rapidly industrializing country in East Africa
to draft a new Lease Proclamation governing financial leasin
Financial leasing is becoming a critical means for financing the
acquisition of capital equipment by local businesses.
Some West African countries are encouraging small-scale miners to
organize themselves into legal entities, allowing commercial lenders
to offer them credit. We are collaborating with mining associations
and local banks to developing leasing products targeted at
small-scale mining operations that are both attractive to potential
lessees as well as protecting the interests of potential lessors.
We conducted a number of meetings with leasing industry players,
reviewed the national statistics as well as relevant laws and
regulations that apply to leasing, with the objective of identifying
possible investment opportunities in the leasing industry.
We met with several financial institutions, to assess how they were
using the recently-established movable asset registry in their
credit and underwriting processes, as well as in development of loan