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Chris Orr

Christopher Orr, SDIP

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. In 2018 he earned the Self-Directed IRA Professional (SDIP) designation through the Retirement Industry Trust Association, and, while working as a financial advisor, he held his Series 7 and Series 66.

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Is Your IRA Asset Allocation Too Extreme?

  |  By Christopher Orr, SDIP

When it comes to investing, many of us have heard of the 60-40 approach to risk allocation—you put 60% of your portfolio in stocks and 40% in bon... Read this article »


IRA vs. 401(k)? Maybe You Don’t Have to Choose

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Investing in Real Assets? Consider Owning Them in Your IRA

Investing in Real Assets? Consider Owning Them in Your IRA

  |  By Christopher Orr, SDIP

As we've discussed in other PENSCO blog posts, alternative assets are going mainstream, and real assets—tangible assets such as real estate, infr... Read this article »


Financial Literacy for Self-Directed IRA Investors

Financial Literacy for Self-Directed IRA Investors

  |  By Christopher Orr, SDIP

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PENSCO’s Custodian Connect™: Providing Access to IRA Market

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