Novus Aviation Capital and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank co-sponsored an aviation forum tailored to Japanese financial institutions based in Hong Kong. The forum is part of Novus’s on-going strategy to educate and enhance awareness of aircraft financing/leasing fundamentals to Asia based investors and lenders. The forum was well attended by over twenty Japanese institutions, including regional banks.
In order to give a more comprehensive overview of the aviation industry, the sponsors also invited Boeing Capital and Clifford Chance to speak at the forum. The topics covered were current market outlook and Boeing introduction, basics of legal aspects of aircraft financing, aircraft operating lease market and aircraft secured debt finance.
“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to co-sponsor this aviation forum with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank in Asia as we are witnessing a surge of new investors and lenders into the aviation space” said Hani Kuzbari, Managing Director at Novus. “Our aim in holding these kinds of forum and workshops are to help new Asian investors and lenders to more readily enter into this dynamic space and to customize structures for opportunistic transactions” he added.
Mitsuru Koguchi, Associate General Manager of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank also reiterated “the importance of education in the aviation industry” He also added that “our bank is very active as one of the leading Japanese senior lender in the aviation space and is looking forward to working with more Japanese regional banks”.
About Novus Aviation Capital:
Novus Aviation Capital is an independent privately held aircraft leasing and financing platform focused on investing in commercial aircraft assets. Established over 20 years ago, the Novus team operates out of its four global offices in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Novus currently co-owns and manages aircraft related investments close to US$3bn. Novus offers airlines and aircraft owners comprehensive aircraft funding solutions and provides tailor-made investment products to investors. Novus’s aircraft portfolio includes A321/A330/A340/A380s as well as B737-800 and B747/B777s.