WHY INVEST IN DEFENSE
Due to the strained security policy situation in the world, in 2014 NATO decided that by 2024, all member states should spend at least 2 % of the country's GDP on their defense. This has led to, and continues to lead to, greatly increased defense funding, which benefits companies that manufacture equipment and offer services in this area. Expenditure on companies in this area is also not dependent on the general state of the economy, which means that an investment in companies in the sector has good prospects of developing well even when other companies are adversely affected by a weaker economy. An investment in the GDS Fund therefore offers risk-spreading properties to a stock portfolio.
Companies in the defense industry are often innovative and are at the forefront of technology. Our methodology with a combination of detailed geopolitical analysis with company analysis is the basis for identifying the companies with the greatest opportunity to succeed.