The IRS requires a qualified custodian to hold IRA assets on behalf of the IRA owner. As a self-directed IRA custodian, Mainstar Trust is equipped to handle the complexities of the documentation and requirements needed for alternative investments.
What is a self-directed IRA?
An IRA is an Individual Retirement Account, allowing individuals to put aside money for retirement and offering alternative investments for retirement savings. “Self-directed” IRAs allow you as the individual account owner, to have control over choosing and directing your investments. Self-Directed IRA accounts provide you alternative assets, including real estate investment trusts (REIT's), private company stock, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, notes, and many others.
Mainstar Trust is a custodian for many alternative investment options for individuals seeking self-directed IRAs. To get started, visit our Forms section, or contact a Mainstar Trust representative to discuss your options.