John Murphy is a managing director and the lead US Auto analyst in Equity Research. He advises clients on investments in automobile manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and related businesses. He has earned high rankings in industry surveys, including the Institutional Investor All America Research Team, the Wall Street Journal Best on the Street, the Financial Times/Starmine World’s Top Analysts, and Bloomberg Markets World’s Top Analysts. Murphy has addressed numerous automotive industry conferences including: the World Economic Forum Automotive Industry Sessions, the Original Equipment Suppliers Annual Outlook Conference, the National Automobile Dealers Association Symposium, the International Congress of the Automotive Industry of Mexico’s Conference, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Automotive Outlook Symposium. He joined the Merrill Lynch Auto group in 1999. Prior to that, Murphy worked at the National Economic Research Associates (NERA) in the banking and finance practice. He has a BA in quantitative economics from Tufts University, and is a CFA charterholder.