The outlook for U.S. defense contractors has been improving despite all the negative headlines. Army spending is under pressure, but Navy and Air Force spending remain well supported. The recent Ryan-Murray deal is a substantial positive, with a more predictable DoD outlook. Defense investors have had their share of bad news around the trajectory of
Ben Blomberg, Senior Equity Analyst
Benedikt Blomberg is a senior analyst for fundamental research covering stocks in the defense and auto sectors at Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC. Mr. Blomberg joined the firm in 2005 and has been a member of the investment community since 1996.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Blomberg was an analyst with Paradigm Capital Management. Before that he was a quantitative programmer and trader for Fort Orange Capital Management.
Mr. Blomberg earned a B.S. from the University of Muenster, in Germany, and an M.S. from Union College. He is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the CFA Institute. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.