CEO of Transkon Jaya (TRJA) Lexi Roland Rompas Prefers Low-Risk Investments


18 Apr 2021

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KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. For Lexi Roland Rompas, the CEO of PT Transkon Jaya Tbk (TRJA), investment is a crucial aspect that should be instilled early on to reap its benefits in the future.

Furthermore, Lexi believes that investment is not just about providing prosperity to oneself but also to those around. After working and building a career, he became more interested in investing in fixed asset instruments with generally lower risks. Lexi confessed to being a conservative investor who prioritizes caution in making investment decisions.

In the early stages of his investment journey, Lexi chose to invest in fixed assets such as houses, considering that the value of fixed assets tends to increase over time.

Apart from houses, Lexi also invested in buying land in Balikpapan. He explained that investments in fixed assets are more attractive despite being passive. Nevertheless, in his calculations, investments in fixed assets have provided significant profits.

Especially now, with Balikpapan set to become a supporting area for the new capital, the land prices in the surrounding areas are expected to rise.

“Choosing an asset, I look at it from many aspects of value, such as present value, future value, intrinsic and extrinsic value of an asset,” added Lexi, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Klabat University.

Although investments in fixed assets have not yet generated passive income, Lexi estimates that the value of his investments in houses and land has increased by more than 25%.

Therefore, from the beginning of his investment journey until now, the most dominant instrument has been fixed assets because, in the long run, fixed assets provide more certainty than other investment instruments. Lexi also doesn’t need to closely supervise it every day, ensuring that his investment activities do not interfere with his work.

Lexi also considers insurance as an investment. Firstly, as a precaution for short-term and long-term risk protection when one is no longer productive. Secondly, this instrument also has measurable returns.

He claimed to have often reaped sweet fruits from insurance. For example, when his child entered school, he received a claim disbursement from the insurance. This fund became an additional fee for his child’s school.

In Lexi’s view, insurance is not only useful for financing education but also for providing health protection and covering unforeseen needs. For instance, when a car is damaged due to an accident, he doesn’t have to dig too deep into his pocket for vehicle repairs because it is already insured.

“This investment is used in various aspects of daily life such as education, health, vehicles, and oneself. So far, there have been quite a few benefits obtained from insurance, both in education and health,” he explained.

His awareness of the importance of insurance is reflected in the policies he holds. Lexi added that several types of policies he chose are all related to his personal life. These policies are selected as part of self-protection, asset protection, and future investment.

According to Lexi, everything will have an impact on personal life and also his career in the company. Furthermore, he also places his assets in financial instruments such as savings because they have minimal risk.

By choosing low-risk instruments, Lexi doesn’t need to rearrange his portfolio even during the Covid-19 pandemic. He mentioned that, until now, he has not been interested in trying other investment instruments. “So far, there hasn’t been any, because the type of investment I choose is conventional with a moderate return rate,” he said.

To ensure profitable investments, he advises beginners to gather as much information as possible to compare one investment instrument with another. Additionally, he suggests making sure that individuals are familiar with the risks, advantages, and disadvantages of the instrument in question.

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