Leading Autos and Auto Tech Analysts Join Premier Research Firm
New York, NY — September 14, 2018 – Wolfe Research, LLC announced today that top ranked Autos & Auto Parts analyst Rod Lache has joined the company from Deutsche Bank as a Managing Director. Mr. Lache ranked #1 for the 6th consecutive year by investors in the most recent Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Poll, and has been ranked in that poll for 15 consecutive years.
Dan Galves joins Wolfe as a Director from Intel, where he held the position of Director - Autonomous Driving Communications since its acquisition of Mobileye in August 2017. At Mobileye, a global leader in autonomous vehicles, Mr. Galves held the role of Senior VP of Communications since May 2016. Prior to working within the auto-tech industry Mr. Galves was a Vice-President and senior equity Autos & Auto Parts analyst for Credit Suisse. Prior to that, along with Mr. Lache, Dan covered the Auto & Auto Parts sector both as a lead analyst and associate at Deutsche Bank from 2007-2014.
Wolfe Research’s Managing Partner Ed Wolfe commented, “Rod is a world class analyst with more than 20 years of auto sector investment experience. His reputation for analytical rigor as well as relationships within the industry are almost legendary. Adding Dan back on Rod’s team, in addition to Chris Bottiglieri’s existing Auto Aftermarket/Retail coverage, will ensure that Wolfe is the leader for years to come not just in the traditional auto, parts and suppliers’ sectors but also the burgeoning areas of autonomous and electric vehicles. Both Rod and Dan are wonderful people outside of work. They will fit in exceptionally well with Wolfe’s culture.“
Mr. Lache noted, “After 24 years at one sell-side firm, I am excited for a new challenge. Wolfe Research is my dream job. Like me, Ed Wolfe believes that deep, thoughtful, differentiated and proprietary research will always be highly valued by institutional investors. I am thankful that Wolfe Research has provided me the resources to assemble an all-star squad of talent for my team. In addition, I look forward to taking my franchise to even higher levels by working with a dedicated sales force who only sell research and by being around, and learning from, so many of the top research teams on the Street. I respect their work and look forward to collaborating with them.”
Mr. Lache will work out of Wolfe’s new branch office in Daytona Beach, Florida, while Mr. Galves and the other four initial members of the team will work out of Wolfe’s New York office. They plan to launch coverage in early 4Q, and are looking forward to hosting their Industry Leading Global Auto Industry Conference in Detroit in January 2019.
Wolfe Research, LLC was founded in 2008 as a premier equity research firm with a commitment to best-in-class products and service. Wolfe also provides clients with focused, unbiased agency single stock and portfolio trading and banking services through its affiliated broker dealers, Wolfe Research Securities and Wolfe Capital Markets and Advisory.
Wolfe remains committed to acquiring the top-ranked Analysts (21 and counting) across different industry sectors. In addition, Wolfe is a mentoring shop dedicated to developing talent from within all levels of the firm. The firm has established a reputation for macro research, quant and alternative data underpinning leading coverage in Industrials, Energy/Utilities, Consumer/Retail, Financials, TMT and Healthcare.
Despite the small but growing size of its boutique research franchise, Wolfe Research was voted #10 in the latest 2017 weighted poll and within the top 15 of all research firms on Wall Street by institutional clients for the past six years in Institutional Investor magazine’s prestigious All-America Research Poll. In 2013, Business Insider named Wolfe as one of the top 16 Wall Street firms where employees want to work.
Wolfe Research, LLC and its affiliates currently employ about 150 full-time professionals with representatives in New York, London, Sydney, Mumbai, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, Stamford, and Daytona Beach and continue to actively search for top talent. For more information about Wolfe Research, please see www.WolfeResearch.com
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