Industry & Services >> Analyst Interviews >> November 18, 2013
Defense Battles Domestic Spending Cuts While International Opportunities Grow
Brian W. Ruttenbur, Managing Director, joined CRT Capital Group LLC in 2012 as a security and defense industry Analyst. He was previously the Senior Equity Research Analyst covering the security and defense industry at Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc.,since June of 2000. Prior to Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., Mr. Ruttenbur spent six years as an Equity Analyst with SunTrust Equitable. He was the top-ranked Analyst in 2005 in The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” in his sector, and the second ranked in 2012. He has been ranked in Forbes.com/StarMine for stock picking and earnings accuracy four times. Mr. Ruttenbur served four years as a Commissioned Officer in the USAF before moving to Wall Street. He received his B.A. from the University of Tennessee and an MAS from the University of Montana. Profile
TWST: Please start with a snapshot of your coverage universe.
Mr. Ruttenbur: My coverage universe consists of security, space and defense. On the defense side, I cover small-cap and