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Investing in Self-Directed IRAs



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.


How to get started

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.