There is no substitute for experience. Over the past 20 years we have helped our clients navigate a variety of market environments and build long-term wealth.
Build a portfolio of high quality small- and mid-cap value companies that deliver high returns on invested capital sustained through durable competitive advantages.
Our goal is to outperform our benchmark and peers over a full market cycle with less volatility, thereby offering our clients a smoother ride toward achieving their long term financial goals.
At Ballast we strive to deliver a smoother ride in good markets and bad, seeking to help our clients reach their long-term financial goals by setting clear expectations and through investment in high-quality small- and mid-cap value stocks.Learn More
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There are many challenges that investors struggle to overcome that can limit long-term success. Ballast Equity Management understands these challenges and has experience to help you reach your goals.Learn more
Invest With Ballast
There are many challenges that investors struggle to overcome which can limit long-term success. This is where Ballast Equity Management can help with proven performance and experience. Let us take you through our investment process.Learn more
Apr 22 2021An interview with The Wall Street Transcript: Choosing Quality Small- and Mid-Caps for a Smoother Ride, Better Performance
JEFF KAUTZ is Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager of Ballast Equity Management LLC. Prior to founding Ballast, he was with Perkins Investment Management from 1997 to 2015, where he held roles including CEO, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager. Mr. Kautz also served as co-manager of the Janus Henderson Mid Cap Value Fund Read more ➝
Apr 9 2021
Ballast Equity Management, LLC Q1 2021 Commentary More information including since-inception performance for each of the strategies may be found at www.ballastequity.com. Vaccines and stimulus provided a double-barreled boost to equity markets in the quarter, with particularly sharp gains in lower quality, more economically sensitive stocks. These sharp gains produced significant headwinds for the quality-biased Read more ➝
Feb 17 2021
Stonks, Stocks, Traders and Owners February 2021 If you owned two businesses, one profitable and growing and the other chronically losing money and languishing, to which would you allocate additional resources? Business owners are tasked with making successful capital allocation decisions that will propel their companies forward for the long-term benefit of their shareholders, their Read more ➝