SMBC Aviation Capital hosts annual trade investor seminars in Japan

SMBC Aviation Capital, in conjunction with its shareholders, SMBC and SMFL has hosted its fourth annual trade investor seminars in Japan on the topic of investing in aircraft and tailored financing options including JOL and JOLCO.In total, more than 350 potential investors are expected to attend both events.

A number of workshops also addressed the topics of what investors can expect from their lease servicer, including aircraft remarketing and transitions.Potential investors were also informed about valuing an aircraft from an appraiser panel discussion.

Michael Weiss, Head of Aircraft Trading, SMBC Aviation Capital said “This annual event in collaboration with our shareholders continues to attract much interest.Japan is a key area of focus for us as we see continued demand for investing in aircraft from this strategically important market for the sector.This is an example of how we can work together with our shareholder to leverage mutual synergies, including the development of innovative financing solutions for our customers around the world.”

Aircraft as an asset class continues to grow in popularity for a number of reasons including the predicted growth of air travel, the need for new aircraft to satisfy that demand, and increasing importance of aircraft leasing to the sector over the coming years.In addition, investors are attracted by the risk adjusted returns achieved when investing in this movable asset.

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