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 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