SEASON 5 | EPISODE 2: “There are headwinds to affordability” || Itay Michaeli, Head of Global Auto, Citi Research

Itay Michaeli is a real citizen of the world, having been born in Israel and moving with his family to the US when he was 6, and now focusing his expertise on automotive companies around the globe. Itay, an NYU alum, has been in the field of investment analysis right since he graduated from college, and has earned many accolades over the past two decades of his career, including previous #1 rankings in the Starmine awards and the Thomson Reuters stock picking accuracy awards.

On this episode, Itay joins Derek D to discuss the broad appeal of current automotive technologies, taking into account macroeconomic and cyclical perspectives, the reasons automotive company valuations have historically been lower than other major industrial sectors, and the elements of creativity in analysis. He also talks about seeing the automotive industry from multiple vantage points, the role of de-urbanization in creating demand for cars, and more.


Episode Highlights:

  • The single best metric to follow to determine automotive industry demand
  • The technology that could be more disruptive to the auto business than EVs and other alternative fuels
  • Itay’s prediction for the rate of EV adoption by 2030
  • Why the United State has lagged behind the rest of the world in terms of electric cars – and the reason that could easily change

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