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Key Custodial Practices for Holding Private Assets in an IRA or HSA

Aired August 8, 2019

1.25 CTFA, 1.25 CISP and 1.25 CRSP

This recorded webinar outlines key concepts and procedures involved when individual custodial accounts acquire private/hard assets. Clients are increasingly approaching trust departments to investigate if their IRA may purchase real estate, invest in a private company, originate a loan, and/or buy and hold physical gold. Custodians may need to develop new services and policies. The panelists share the core learning and details gained from more than 15 years specializing in servicing tax advantaged accounts that buy and sell “alternative” assets. Get you questions answered about IRA non-fiduciary custody, especially relating to real estate.

Discussion Highlights

  • The document “trail” when an IRA purchases real estate
  • Storage considerations for physical precious metals
  • Service parameters for private loans
  • Private equity offerings – how custody differs from publicly traded assets
  • Digital currency, i.e. "cryptocurrency"
  • Fair market valuation


  • Bill Humphrey, Co-Founder and CEO, New Direction Trust Company
  • Clay Malcolm, Chief Business Development Officer, New Direction Trust Company
  • Phoebe A. Papageorgiou, Vice President, Trust Policy, American Bankers Association (Moderator)

 Continuing Education Credits


ABA Professional Certifications has approved this program for 1.25 CTFA, 1.25 CISP and 1.25 CRSP continuing education credits for the live program and the recording.

CPE logoRecordings are not eligible for CFP credits.

This group-live event is eligible for 1.0 CPE credits for CPAs (Specialized Knowledge). Recordings are not eligible for CPE credits. No prerequisites required.

American Bankers Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Program Questions? Please contact Linda Shepard / Cari Hearn.




  • Trust Officers
  • Estate Planners
  • Trust Counsel
  • IRA Services Managers
  • Wealth Managers
  • Private Bankers
  • Trust Tax Professionals
  • Financial Planners
  • Retirement Services Managers
  • CTFAs, CISPs, CRSPs, CFPs, and CPAs

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