Steven Bocamazo, Senior Credit Analyst

Steven Bocamazo is a vice president and associate director of credit research at Loomis, Sayles & Company. He covers investment grade and high yield automotives & auto parts, railroads, and tobacco. Steven began his investment industry career in 1989 and joined Loomis Sayles in 1997. Prior to Loomis Sayles, he was a vice president and senior credit officer at Moody’s Investors Service. Steven earned a BA and a JD from St. John’s University.

Recent Posts

A Trump White House:  Potential Impact on the Auto Industry

Posted by Steven Bocamazo, Senior Credit Analyst on Nov 30, 2016 4:25:46 PM

The Trump victory has inflicted a heavy dose of uncertainty on the capital intensive global auto industry. Implications range from questionable consumer demand for autos, the future of tariffs (NAFTA) and changes to current and pending regulations which govern the industry.

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Topics: Credit Research

The US Auto Industry: Have Sales Peaked?

Posted by Steven Bocamazo, Senior Credit Analyst on Apr 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Since the massive restructuring of the US auto industry in 2009, sales have increased by two-thirds to more than 17 million units. However, after six consecutive years of growth, it looks like sales in the US auto industry may have peaked. Given the back drop of slow growth, my view is that auto sales are more likely to plateau over the next two years. Here’s why:

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Topics: Fixed Income

3 Insights from the Detroit Auto Show

Posted by Steven Bocamazo, Senior Credit Analyst on Jan 26, 2015 4:00:00 PM

This was my 14th year attending the Detroit auto show (North American International Auto Show) wearing my auto analyst’s hat. Ironically, as a result of the plethora of bankruptcy filings that engulfed the industry about a decade ago, culminating with the filings and government bailouts of GM and Chrysler, the condition of the industry is generally pretty healthy. Virtually every global manufacturer (or original equipment manufacturer – OEM) is currently profitable. 

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Topics: Credit Research

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