Why do you need an IRA Administrator
It's a little-known fact: There are very few IRS imposed investment restrictions on your IRA, 401(k), or other retirement plan. Literally, you can invest around the world. Few people realize they have so many choices, because most IRA Custodians and plan administrators limit your investment horizon to traditional, plain-vanilla U.S. stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Sovereign International Pension Services can help you discover new horizons in your quest to protect and grow your hard-earned assets.
What is the Role of an IRA Custodian?
IRA Custodians are required to legally hold title to your Individual Retirement Account and any assets inside of your IRA. They provide your statements, process your wires, distributions, etc and file the required IRS documents such as 5498's and 1099's. The IRA Custodians do not receive online statements from the investment managers. However, they will send a letter and a valuation form requesting the client to provide a fair market value as of December 31st of each year. It is incumbent upon the client to provide the IRA Custodian with year end values which are then reported on 5498's sent to the Internal Revenue Service by May 31st. Without these values, the IRA Custodian will use the current values shown on your account.
What is the Role and Added Benefit of an IRA Administrator?
It takes experience to know how to set up an offshore trading account, purchase foreign real estate, or make most offshore investments in a retirement plan while complying with the IRC or ERISA rules. We act as your IRA Administrator and consultant, helping you achieve your goals in a compliant manner. We've assisted clients in making hundreds of transactions overseas in an exciting variety of investments ranging from farms, reforestation projects, foreign real estate in exotic beachfront locations, precious metals, and foreign banking and trading platforms.
Oftentimes clients know they want to take their account offshore but really don't know where to start or go from there. Upon request, we provide clients with a contact list of global investment resources our other clients have utilized and from which they can find the right opportunities that will help them achieve their goals.
Our staff will continue to service your account, assisting you with your transactions and paperwork. If you have questions regarding the proper way to structure an offshore investment, purchase foreign real estate, etc., Larry is here to act as your ongoing consultant, ensuring everything you do is done properly.
Larry C. Grossman, Managing Director
Larry is one of the nation's best-known advocates of international diversification for retirement plans. He's spoken at financial conferences held by many of the top non-U.S. banking and financial institutions around the globe, he's been a Fox News Contributor, and he authored The Ultimate Retirement Protection Plan (2006, The Sovereign Society), along with numerous articles which have appeared in a number of professional and popular publications.
An outspoken critic of questionable offshore financial practices, Larry is a strong advocate for proper asset protection and offshore planning done in a compliant manner. He has more than 25 years of experience specializing in domestic and international financial planning.
Larry graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from Eckerd College.
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