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Crypto Assets: Self-Directed IRA Platform Alto Celebrates 2022 With $40M Series B

Alto, a self-directed IRA platform for individuals seeking to invest in alternative assets using tax-advantaged retirement funds, today announced the successful close of a $40 million Series B funding round. Advance Venture Partners was the lead on this round of funding, with additional participation from… Read More

Directed IRA Says $40M in Gemini Crypto IRA Solution

Directed IRA reports that over $40 million has been dedicated to the Gemini Crypto IRA Solution in the first 5 months. IRAs or individual retirement accounts, shield investors from taxes until the money is removed from the account. Somewhat similar to a 401K, IRAs can… Read More

Nashville Fintech Alto, a Self-Directed IRA Platform, Announces CryptoIRA Surpasses 100 Coins and Tokens

Alto Solutions, Inc., a self-directed IRA platform that makes it easier for people to make investments into alternative assets via tax-advantaged retirement funds, announced on November 11, 2021 that Alto CryptoIRA has managed to surpass 100 crypto coins and virtual tokens. As mentioned in an… Read More

Alto Solutions Waives Monthly Fee for Crypto IRA Clients, Improving Accessibility of Alternative Asset Investing via IRAs

Alto Solutions, Inc., the next-gen self-directed IRA platform that aims to make it easier to invest in alternative assets using retirement funds, reveals that it will be removing the monthly account fee for all CryptoIRA accounts. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, this… Read More

Self-Directed IRA Platform Alto Now Working with Bitwise, Grayscale, SkyBridge Capital, Appoints Amin Dabit as COO

Alto recently named Amin Dabit as their Chief Operating Officer Dabit has joined the next-gen alternative investment IRA custodian amid “significant growth” according to an update and detailed discussion with Crowdfund Insider on Thursday (August 19, 2021). Alto Solutions, Inc. (Alto), the next-gen self-directed IRA… Read More

Self-Directed IRA Platform Alto Secures $17 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Unusual Ventures

  Alto Solutions, Inc. (Alto), a U.S.-based self-directed IRA platform making it easier for individuals to access and invest in alternative assets using their retirement funds, announced on Tuesday it raised $17 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Unusual Ventures,… Read More

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

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