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Millennium Trust Launches API to Increase Access to Investments Through SelfDirected IRAs

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Millennium Trust Company, a provider of alternative asset custody solutions to institutions, advisors, and individuals, announced on Monday the launch of a new digital Application Programming Interface (API) functionality, which enables investment platforms and advisor systems to seamlessly integrate with Millennium Trust’s custody services. Millennium… Read More

U.S. Alternative Asset Platform Alto Secures $2.8 Million Through Seed Funding Round

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Alto, a technology platform for investors to add alternative assets to IRAs,  announced on Wednesday it secured $2.8 million through its seed round in order to expand its offering and integrate additional investment platform partners. The new funding brings Alto’s total funding raised to $3.8… Read More

Crowdfunding Portal Silicon Prairie Uses Blockchain to Connect with AltoIRA on Self Directed IRA

Silicon Prairie, an intra-state investment crowdfunding portal, says it is the first platform to link blockchain based distributed ledgers under an “Initial Crowd Offering model” and now allows the ability to invest with a Self-Directed Individual Retirement Account (SD-IRA) via a partnership with AltoIRA. The… Read More

SEC Issues Investor Alert on Self Directed IRAs, Includes Special Warning on Digital Assets such as ICOs

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued an investor alert on Self Directed IRAs. As one would expect, the individual investor manages these retirement accounts without the assistance of an investment advisor. A self-directed IRA is held by a custodian that allows investment in a broader… Read More

Pensco Launches API-Driven Solution “Custodian Connect” For Marketplace Lending & Investment Platforms

Pensco, an alternative asset custodian for self-directed IRA investors, announced on Monday it has launched Custodian Connect, an API-driven capability that seamlessly connects investment platforms to Pensco enabling uninterrupted opening and funding of an IRA from within the platform. According to Pensco, Custodian Connect enables a fully integrated… Read More

Why Online Investing Makes It Easy to Diversify Your Real Estate Portfolio

Modern Portfolio Theory is based on the idea that certain types of investment risk can be mitigated through a strategic pattern of diversification and asset allocation. Diversification is important because it spreads risk across multiple types of investments within a single portfolio. By diversifying into… Read More

Groundfloor Teams Up With IRA Services Trust Company to Offer Tax Deferred Real Estate Investing

Real estate lending marketplace Groundfloor announced on Thursday it has teamed up with IRA Services Trust Company to launch its tax deferred real estate investing. The platform revealed it will immediately begin to invite investors to its website to fund their accounts directly through their… Read More

Pensco Believes Title III Retail Crowdfunding May Benefit from IRA Money

Pensco Trust Company has always been at the forefront of embracing alternative asset classes for its customers. In a low-interest rate environment the hunt for yield is intense and new asset classes have been able to deliver better returns.  Pensco believes that Title III of… Read More

Warning: Proposed Department of Labor Rule May Imperil Investor Access to Alternative Assets

Regulations usually possess good intent, but all too frequently are near-sighted and fall far short of assisting targeted beneficiaries.  This may be another case of myopic regulators not taking a moment to think beyond what superficially may appear to be a plus, but ends up… Read More

Millennium Trust Sees Big Opportunity in New Finance as Company Growth is Boosted by Alternative Assets

Millennium Trust is a large IRA custodian you probably have never heard of unless you are in a similar business or a client of the firm. Headquartered in Chicago, Millennium Trust operates nationally but has set it sights on getting far bigger. The privately held… Read More

PENSCO Now Offers New Paperless Deal-Funding Technology For Retirement Investors

PENSCO, an alternative asset custodian for self-directed IRA investors, announced its new paperless deal funding technology — PENSCO Alt-Nav. The dubbed “first-of-its-kind” technology has been designed to help retirement investors who would like to invest in non-traded alternative assets using their retirement accounts, as well… Read More

The Trouble with Self-Directed IRAs

A fintech-focused SDIRA newcomer who embraces technology will likely obsolete present-day providers Don’t get me wrong. Self-Directed IRAs are the greatest thing since sliced bread. They allow us to dramatically diversify our retirement portfolios with the asset classes typically reserved for the wealthy: real estate,… Read More

Q-&-A: PENSCO CEO Kelly Rodriques Discusses The Definition of ‘Accredited Investor,’ The JOBS Act And More

Shortly into 2015, Kelly Rodriques, president and CEO of PENSCO Trust Company, a leading alternative asset custodian, shared his top five predictions for the year underway. Crowdfund Insider caught up with him for a more detailed Q-and-A about his predictions—from the $1 million investment cap… Read More

HSBC Tackles Retirement Planning & Finds it Lacking. Again.

Global banking firm HSBC has published its 10th version of the Future of Retirement report. Started in 2005, the annual revisiting of why everyone needs to save more “or else” has become a predictable tome of financial nagging.  The fact that across the globe too… Read More

Pensco Continues to See Demand for Crowdfunding & Alternative Assets

Pensco, one of the largest self-directed IRA Custodians with over $10 billion in assets under custody (AUC), recently shared a statement from CEO Kelly Rodriques.  He states that only history will be the judge if 2014 will be “The” year of alternative assets but regardless,… Read More

Can Lending Club’s IPO Help Thwart a Looming National Retirement Crisis?

Marking another watershed moment for crowdfinance, the initial public offering of Lending Club (NYSE: LC), the world’s largest online P2P (“peer-to-peer “) marketplace connecting borrowers with lenders, was priced on Wednesday at $15 per share (a $5.4 billion valuation) – far above its pre-roadshow expected… Read More

Pensco Trust CEO Kelly Rodriques: We Embrace Alternative Assets

  PENSCO Trust is a leader in the self-directed IRA industry holding around $11 billion in assets under custody today.  The company received a dramatic boost in 2012 when they acquired the IRA business of Lincoln Trust, described as a “game changer” by the financial… Read More

PENSCO, WealthForge Form Partnership

WealthForge, a provider of turnkey solutions for investment crowdfunding, and PENSCO Trust Company, a leading alternative asset custodian have announced a new partnership that will help simplify the process of direct investment into private placements online for investors. The collaboration between the two companies will… Read More

Kingdom Trust, Capital Companies Form Relationship to Facilitate Alternative Strategies in IRAs

The Capital Companies, LLC has formed a strategic partnership with the Kingdom Trust Company to facilitate investments by IRA owners in alternative strategies offered by The Capital Companies.  Kingdom Trust announced this past May they were working with BancBox to streamline investment crowdfunding, including peer-to-peer… Read More

HealthiosXchange Founder Says Equity Crowdfunding Provides Self-Directed IRA Investors with Access to Premium Deal Flow

Scott Jordan, Founder of HealthiosXchange (“H/X”), the equity-based crowdfunding portal of Healthios, has published a White Paper—“Self-Directed IRAs, Meet Crowdfunding!”— which explores how self-directed IRA investors may use equity crowdfunding to achieve attractive returns in private equity. Jordan noted, “Equity crowdfunding, also called ‘portals’, which leverages the… Read More

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