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Challenges and Solutions to Alternative Investing in IRAs

Episode 3: The Untold Story: Challenges, Barriers, and Solutions to Alt Investing

  |  By Christopher Orr, SDIP

In our Untold Story video series, we’re exploring all facets of the alternative investment process, and that includes the challenges that investors have faced when it comes to using IRAs for alternative investing.

Over the years, these challenges have tended to fall into two main buckets:

  1. Finding an investment opportunity
  2. Navigating a paper-intensive IRA industry that can slow the alternative investing process

In the third video in our 5-part video series, leading wealth managers, advisors and entrepreneurs discuss their experience using IRAs to invest in alternative assets, and explain how self-directed IRA custodians, such as PENSCO, are working to make the alternative investing process faster and more streamlined.


If you are an individual investor and you would like to find out more about investing in alternative assets using a self-directed IRA, please download our free Investors Guide.

If you are a financial professional looking to expand your business, you can download our Private Equity Guide for professionals to learn more about working with PENSCO and helping clients invest in alternatives with their retirement dollars.

This Blog does not provide investment, tax, or legal advice nor does it evaluate, recommend or endorse any advisory firm or investment vehicle. Investments are not FDIC insured and are subject to risk, including the loss of principal.

PENSCO Trust Company performs the duties of an independent custodian of assets for self-directed individual and business retirement accounts and does not provide investment advice, sell investments or offer any tax or legal advice. Clients or potential clients are advised to perform their own due diligence in choosing any investment opportunity as well as selecting any professional to assist them with an investment opportunity. Alternative investments are not FDIC insured and are subject to risk, including loss of principal. Other than the Opus Affiliates, PENSCO is not affiliated with any financial professional, investment, investment sponsor, or investment, tax or legal advisor.