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TIME:Defensive Income Securities has been launched in response to investors’ continued search for investment solutions that deliver a consistent income, with a degree of inflation protection, but with a lower level of price volatility than the market as a whole.

The Fund seeks to deliver a net 5% annual income, with long-term capital growth through a diversified, yet balanced portfolio of shares and corporate bonds of UK-listed real asset owning companies.

TIME:Defensive Income Securities offers dealing in its shares on a daily basis with distributions paid on a quarterly basis. The payment dates for the distributions will be the end of January, April, July and October.

Why invest in TIME:Defensive Income Securities?

  • Consistent annual income of 5%
  • Income with inflation protection
  • Over £35 million in size and daily dealt
  • Smart Passive investment process
  • Low volatility, diversified portfolio
  • Equity income diversifier
  • Experienced specialist investment team


Where we invest

  • Infrastructure. Companies that own economic infrastructure assets, such as toll roads, rail track & stations and utility networks.
  • Renewable Energy. Companies that power our homes and offices through proven technologies such as Solar & Wind farms
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) & Property companies. Commercial real estate companies that build, run & manage the buildings and places where we shop & work.
  • Secured Lending Companies. Businesses which specialise in providing debt finance which is secured against real-assets, such as renewable energy, infrastructure and real estate.


The investment case

Investment in bridges, roads, rail networks, hospitals, and the growing need for more sustainable renewable energy sources from solar and wind farms means these sectors are the cornerstone of the country’s economic welfare. This is appealing because the relatively long operational time frame of the projects and high operating margins are often underpinned by long-term government backed subsidies or other long term contracted payments.



Investment Process

TIME:Defensive Income Securities uses our unique ‘smart passive’ approach that’s been awarded for its innovation. It is designed to offer lower volatility returns and brings a fresh approach to income investing. It’s SMART because we use an innovative, defensive market screening process and it’s PASSIVE because we remove stock picker bias and ignore market sentiment.

But, what is Smart Passive? Rather than adopting a traditional fund manager led stock picking strategy, TIME:Defensive Income Securities employs it’s smart passive investment strategy to select
individual companies for inclusion within the fund. This approach uses a combination of financial, commercial and performance criteria to select robust qualifying businesses.

By selecting only liquid, asset-backed companies with attractive yield pay-outs and through our periodic rebalancing of the asset class weightings, this ensures that TIME:Defensive Income
Securities continues to include the most appropriate companies with a balanced weighting for each holding that will be acquired on a ‘buy and hold’ basis. The fund also seeks to reduce the
volatility usually associated with listed shares and the UK equity income market.

It is our opinion that the smart passive approach provides a robust investment strategy which will seek to deliver income with attractive risk-adjusted returns to Investors and should not be
affected by human factors, such as the departure of a key fund manager and stock picker bias.



Find out more

We recognise our solutions are not appropriate for all circumstances and it is important investors receive the right advice, which is why we recommend you seek independent financial advice before choosing to invest.

If you would like to find out more about TIME:Defensive Income Securities please speak to your local Business Development Manager or contact us on 020 7391 4747 or