On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security hosted a conversation on Capital Markets Perspective on Aerospace and Defense (A&D) as the latest event of the Corporate Strategy Forum. The event, moderated by the Atlantic Council’s MA and George Lund Fellow Steven Grundman, featured Charles Armitage, head of European Aerospace and Defense Equity Research for UBS, Byron Callan, managing director at Capital Alpha Partners, and Christopher Gidden, executive director at Moelis & Company.

Recently, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall spoke on the performance of the defense acquisition system and the problems it is facing. In keeping with these themes, the Corporate Strategy Forum met to discuss the changing nature of mergers and acquisitions and their role in the capital markets of A&D.

The Corporate Strategy Forum convenes chief strategists of transatlantic companies in aerospace, defense, security, and government services for a private roundtable discussion about issues confronting the long-term health of these industries.