NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - May 02, 2014) - Digital Offering (www.digitaloffering.com), a next generation, technology-driven investment bank, today announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with The Kingdom Trust Company in a joint effort to educate and inform investors on the latest trends in the IRA investing landscape, including an investor's ability to invest individual retirement account, or IRA, funds in private placements.
Digital Offering will host on its website a link to The Kingdom Trust's simple and efficient online application process for self-directed IRAs.
"We provide asset custody for sophisticated investors who understand alternative investments and want them in their portfolio," said The Kingdom Trust's Vice President for Business Development, James Jones. "Digital Offering is capitalizing on recent rule changes under the JOBS Act that allow issuers to advertise and generally solicit in private placements. It is raising capital for private and public companies in this manner and presents investors with new and unique investment opportunities."
"Our new strategic alliance with The Kingdom Trust Company will give our clients the ability to easily set up a self-directed IRA through The Kingdom Trust online application process and then use IRA funds to invest in Digital Offering private placements," said Gordon McBean, the Chairman of Digital Offering. "We are really excited about the quality of the issuers that are raising money through Digital Offering and are pleased to make these investment opportunities available to those who want to use IRA funds to invest," continued McBean.
About Digital Offering
Digital Offering is a next generation investment bank that utilizes state of the art technology to facilitate the private placement of securities. Digital Offering leverages recent regulatory changes that permit the general solicitation and general advertising of private placements to develop targeted advertising campaigns for its issuer clients. Through a strategic partnership with Euro Pacific Capital, Digital Offering provides issuers with access to thousands of active, high net worth investors. Digital Offering's technology platform levels the playing field by automating the private placement process and giving investors the ability to participate in private placements brokered by Digital Offering exclusively or as co-agent with a variety of other investment banks through Digital Offering's website from any place at any time. For more information about Digital Offering visit www.digitaloffering.com.
About The Kingdom Trust Company
The Kingdom Trust Company, a South Dakota Chartered Non-Depository Trust Company, serves as an independent qualified custodian that specializes in holding alternative assets for its account owners. It does not provide tax, legal or investment advice and does not endorse, promote or sell any investment products or promote or endorse any investment sponsors or investment advisors. For more information, please visit www.kingdomtrustco.com.
Information to Consider Regarding Rollovers
Investors should compare the different levels of fees and services available under their current employer plan and MyRa Ira before making any rollover decision. Such services may include investment advice, planning tools, telephone help lines, educational material and workshops, brokerage services, distribution planning and access to online securities execution. The rules governing rollovers from an employer's retirement plan and a personal IRA are complex and involve limitations, restrictions and possible penalties. Investors should consult their tax advisors before making any rollover decisions.
Risks of Investing in Private Placements
Investing in private placements involves a high degree of risk. Securities sold through private placements are typically not publicly traded and, therefore, are less liquid. Additionally, investors may receive restricted stock that may be subject to holding period requirements. Companies seeking private placement investments tend to be in earlier stages of development and have not yet been fully tested in the public marketplace. Investing in private placements requires high risk tolerance, low liquidity concerns, and long-term commitments. Investors must be able to afford to lose their entire investment. Investment products are not FDIC insured, may lose value, and there is no bank guarantee.