Ballast Asset Management
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Ballast Asset Management is a financial advisory firm located in Dallas, Texas. It manages $66.9 million in total assets over three client accounts. The company has a small group, including 3 financial advisors. Ballast Asset Management does not act as a registered broker-dealer, meaning it is not able to buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its clients' and instead is required to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are defined as exchangable financial investments like options, equities and bonds.
Ballast Asset Management oversees all of its client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management is a structure in which a portfolio manager makes transaction choices without needing the client's authorization. Ballast Asset Management administers about $22.3 million in assets for each customer account. The average financial advisor at Ballast Asset Management administers around one client account, placing it among the most individualized advisor firms in the country.
Ballast Asset Management's headquarters is at 2911 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75219. Ballast Asset Management is legally allowed to provide services to investors in the state of Texas.
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Like a lawyer, a financial advisor may charge you by the hour. This can be helpful if you are only looking for short-term or one-time advice. Rates typically range from $100-$300 per hour, depending on the complexity and level of services needed.
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Advisors only earn performance-based fees if a portfolio outperforms a defined benchmark. This fee may be calculated in a number of ways but most commonly is charged as a percentage of investment profits. Performance-based fees may incentivize advisors to make riskier decisions in order to generate higher returns.
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Firms generally charge this fee for educational materials provided, such as a monthly magazine. This can be useful if you want to learn about investing or financial management on your own.
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Fixed fees are a one-time, lump sum charged for a specific service, like the creation of a financial plan without subsequent implementation. This can be useful if you only need advice for one specific purpose, rather than a long-term advisor. Fixed fees usually range from $1,000 to $3,000.
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Types of Clients
It works with high net worth investors and investment companies. Out of its three customers, Ballast Asset Management's biggest client group is high net worth investors, though it also caters to two high-net-worth individuals. The SEC defines a high-net-worth individual as someone who has at least $750,000 under management or a net worth of at least $1.50 million or who is considered a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). None of its accounts reside abroad.
- High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 66.67%
- Other Individuals - 0%
- Corporations - 33.33%
- Charitable Organizations - 0%
* The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines a high-net-worth individual as someone who has at least $750,000 under management.
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