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Sector Expert: Michael Slifirski

Credit Suisse

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Michael Slifirski is a managing director at Credit Suisse in Melbourne, covering the Australian Mining and Steel sectors. Slifirski is a top rated Steel and Resources analyst in Australia, achieving a consistent #1 or #2 ranking in the annual Peter Lee Equities Survey and other industry and client surveys. Slifirski received a Bachelor of Engineering in mining (honours) from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Geoscience (mineral economics) from Macquarie University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute. Before entering financial markets, he worked as a mining engineer for 12 years and holds a First Class Mine Managers Certificate.

Recent Interviews

Credit Suisse Analyst Michael Slifirski: New Non-Chinese Graphite and Vanadium Supply Could Create New Demand (11/18/14)

More may really be better for end users and mining companies when it comes to graphite. Credit Suisse Analyst Michael Slifirski sees something a lot bigger than a zero-sum game in minerals. In this interview with The Mining Report, he explains how a steady source of graphite and vanadium from outside China could create whole new markets for energy storage and aluminum anodes. And he knows just the company to convince manufacturers to make the commitment.

Recent Quotes

"SYR's PEA for two spherical graphite plants is underway."

— Michael Slifirski, Credit Suisse (2/12/15)
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"SYR's offtake is very significant as it prices graphite at market."

— Michael Slifirski, Credit Suisse (2/10/15)
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"SYR sits on one of the best graphite deposits in the world."

The Mining Report with Michael Slifirski (11/18/14)
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"SYR could dominate the spherical graphite market."

— Michael Slifirski, Credit Suisse (7/11/14)
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"The 25-year lease at SYR's Balama was a significant derisking event."

— Michael Slifirski, Credit Suisse (12/23/13)
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"SYR's Balama graphite consistently achieved >96% concentrate."

— Michael Slifirski, Credit Suisse (10/23/13)
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"We initiate coverage on SYR with an Outperform rating."

— Michael Slifirski, Credit Suisse (10/10/13)
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