Global Business Professor’s latest audio interview, “North America Automotive: Investor Takeaways from CES and NAIAS Events,” features David Leiker, managing director and senior research analyst of global auto and truck markets at Baird.
In the 15-minute audio interview, Leiker discusses and answers:
- What does a senior research analyst do?
- Why does an automotive research analyst spend time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)?
- What are some the things to take away from CES and potential implications for the auto industry?
- It seems CES and the North American International Auto Show are competing with each other. Are they?
- What are the takeaways from the Detroit Auto Show?
- What are some thoughts for the global auto industry in 2018?
Download Baird reports on North America Automotive (2018)
- “Detroit Auto Show Recap – Better Appreciation of Content Opportunities” review
- “Global Automotive: Key Highlights from CES 2018” review
- “Trucks: A Strong Finish in North America” report
Leiker rejoined Baird in 1997 after nine years at Cleary Gull Reiland & McDevitt Inc. and two earlier years at Baird. In 2017, he was recognized by Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards (StarMine) as the No. 2 earnings estimator for Machinery, and in 2016, he was recognized as the No. 1 earnings estimator for Machinery. In 2014, he was ranked by StarMine as the No. 3 stock picker in auto components. He was named runner-up in the Reuters Institutional Investor survey in the autos and auto parts industry among Boutique investment firms; was four times selected for The Wall Street Journal’s Best on the Street Analyst Survey; and recognized many times by Forbes as a Blue Chip analyst for stock picking and earnings estimating.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in finance from Creighton University and a Master in Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he participated in the Applied Security Analysis Program.