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RAM address EMI Summit on “Overcoming Emerging Market Investment Challenges”.

posted Jul 6, 2010, 1:05 AM by Rowan Hewitt   [ updated Jul 7, 2010, 3:30 AM ]

RAM directors Dale Mclean and David Gibson recently attended the Emerging Markets Investment (EMI) Summit held in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. The summit ran between the 13 and 15 of June and was hosted by Marcus Evans Summits. While there they gave a presentation on avoiding the common challenges associated with investments in emerging markets.

The presentation highlighted the benefits of investing in movable tangible assets that are actively managed by high quality servicers and was well received by the delegates. RAM’s directors ability to provide insight on the unique challenges faced by investors in emerging markets from an ‘on the ground’ perspective was a distinguishing feature. This gave credit to their assertion that investment in aircraft leasing companies is an attractive alternative to traditional listed and EFT driven investments, particularly in emerging markets.

The presentation also focussed on the impressive growth potential in the aviation industry in emerging markets. The fact that asset ownership rights are protected by international agreements and that aircraft can be quickly redeployed, if the political risk often associated with emerging markets escalates, clearly demonstrates the advantages of this type of investment.  The recent announcements with regard to the multibillion dollar equity investments in new global aircraft leasing companies such as Air Lease Corporation and Avolon further highlighted the exciting characteristics of this sector.  General consensus amongst the delegates was that investment in aircraft leasing companies in general and those operating in emerging markets in particular, provided very impressive risk return characteristics when compared to investments in other asset classes.  This is particularly the case when considering that 1 in 5 aircraft deliveries in the next 20 years will be in to emerging markets. 

Overall the summit was considered to be successful and RAM’s contribution was appreciated by delegates and summit organisers alike.