Recorded on Thursday 17 October 2019, Senior BDM Henny Dovland and Specialist BDM Simon Clark presented on ‘Securing The Ballast in your Portfolio’. The term ‘ballast’ originates from the nautical definition, describing heavy material placed in the hull of a ship to ensure its stability. The term now is used more extensively to describe something that can provide stability or substance. Within portfolio management, ‘ballast’ holdings can offer benefits by reducing volatility. This is particularly true for cautious to balanced risk management.
TIME acquires commercial properties with long leases or ground rents within our TIME:Commercial Long Income fund which seeks to provide consistent income returns, with capital growth prospects. We believe that in the current uncertain economic climate, the desire for defensive investments will become more pertinent as clients look to invest more cautiously and de-risk their portfolios.