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Christopher Orr

Director of Institutional Products/Private Equity Focus

Christopher Orr is a Director, Institutional Products, at PENSCO, where he has spent the past five years helping clients meet their retirement savings goals by using self-directed IRAs.

Christopher started his career as a financial advisor, working with clients who invested primarily in exchange-traded products like stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Realizing he wanted to help clients access a wider array of options to meet their investment needs, he joined PENSCO. Through his work on PENSCO’s asset review team, Christopher gained experience with a variety of private equity investment types, from private corporate stock to hedge funds, LLPs to LLCs, and more. Today, he uses his broad expertise to help high net worth clients, advisors and asset sponsors accomplish their private equity investing goals using self-directed IRAs.

A native of San Francisco, Christopher holds a B.A. from California State, Long Beach, and, while working as a financial advisor, he held his Series 7 and Series 66.

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What’s in a Word: “Alternative” Investments

  |  By Christopher Orr

“Alternative” is a word we’ve heard a lot of lately (think “alternative facts,” “alternative energy”). If you Google “What are alternative invest... More »


From Crowdfunding to P2P Lending: The Many Shades of Online Financing Platforms

From Crowdfunding to P2P Lending: The Many Shades of Online Financing Platforms

  |  By Christopher Orr

Two years ago I wrote a blog about the word crowdfunding, and how the explosive growth of the industry meant that "crowdfunding" was being used a... More »


Self-Employed? Give Yourself the Gift of Tax Savings With a Solo 401(k) Retirement Plan

Self-Employed? Give Yourself the Gift of Tax Savings With a Solo 401(k) Retirement Plan

  |  By Christopher Orr

If you are self-employed and looking to lower your taxes, you may want to consider opening a Solo 401(k) retirement plan before closing the books... More »


The Private Stock IRA Investor’s Guide to RMDs

The Private Stock IRA Investor’s Guide to RMDs

  |  By Christopher Orr

One of the perks of growing your retirement nest egg using a traditional IRA is that the holdings can compound year after year on a tax-deferred... More »


Private Equity: An Alternative Way to Invest for Retirement

Private Equity: An Alternative Way to Invest for Retirement

  |  By Christopher Orr

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