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About Entrust


For 40 years, The Entrust Group has provided account administration services for self-directed retirement and tax-advantaged plans. Entrust can assist you in purchasing alternative investments with your retirement funds, and administer the buying and selling of assets that are typically unavailable through banks and brokerage firms.

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Finding and Vetting Investments: Private Equity and Venture Capital [June 2024]

From unicorn startups to historic buyouts, private investments show us what’s possible when you find a great opportunity. In the worlds of private equity and venture capital, you must learn how to research the right information and ask the right questions. Each has unique strategies, risks, and growth opportunities to consider when analyzing opportunities. And with an IRA, you have the chance to grow your investments tax-free. 

In this replay, you will learn: 

  • The fundamentals and differences of private equity and venture capital 
  • How to find and vet investment opportunities with due diligence
  • What it looks like to align your investments with your goals
  • How to start investing with an IRA

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Car Wash Investing With Your IRA [May 2024]

With Spring in full swing, drivers want their vehicle to look great. But everyone needs a car wash first. So, as demand for express car washes grows, savvy investors like you can identify gaps in this market to find investment opportunities.

Unlike most private equity investments, these offer you a passive structure with a familiar business you've used. With a variety of operations and funding methods, you have the flexibility to find which model fits your IRA strategy best. 

Wondering how car wash investing works but not sure where to start? 

Watch this replay to learn how to:

  • Understand express car wash operation fundamentals 
  • Analyze benefits and risks
  • Explain how investments work using real-world examples 
  • Find and vet investment opportunities with proper due diligence 
  • Get started with your IRA

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What You Should Know About Real Estate-Backed Lending [April 24, 2024]

With stubborn inflation and relatively high interest rates, some investors are turning their attention to private lending opportunities like deeds of trust. In essence, trust deeds serve as a security interest in real property, similar to a mortgage.
However, unlike mortgages, which involve two parties, deeds of trust involve three parties: the borrower, the lender, and the trustee. This third-party trustee holds legal title to the property until the loan is repaid or until foreclosure occurs. 

In this replay, you will learn: 

  • The trust deed basics for a foundational understanding to build on
  • Potential benefits and risks unique to trust deeds
  • Why due diligence is so important for investors 
  • How current market forces affect trust deed investors and investments

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Expanding Your IRA Investment Strategy With An Expert Roundtable [April 4, 2024]

Looking for new IRA investing ideas? We got you covered with a roundtable of alternative asset experts. In this replay, join the discussion on today's market trends and new investing strategies. 

Take a seat to learn from alternatives experts as they discuss:

  • Top Trends for Alternative Assets in 2024: Real Estate, Metals and Private Equity
  • The Role of New Technology in Alternative Assets
  • What You Should Know About Finding Investments
  • Minimizing Risk and Avoiding Scams With Due Diligence 

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Top Disruptive Real Estate Trends in 2024 [February 2024]

Curious about the future of real estate? Us too! This one is for you! Get data-driven insights for your IRA investment strategy from one of today's top real estate experts, Neal Bawa.

Don't miss your chance to learn how to:

  • Apply real estate trends to your retirement strategy

  • Identify up-and-coming markets

  • Avoid common investor mistakes

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2024 IRA Essentials: Changes & Deadlines All Holders Should Know [January 2024]

Curious about the new IRA limits, laws, and deadlines? Stay ahead by learning new contribution limits and deadlines that will impact your retirement strategy.

In this replay, you will learn: 

  • Important 2024 dates and deadlines that you must be aware of
  • New contribution limits, phase-out limits, and cost-of-living adjustments
  • Potential laws that might impact your retirement plan in 2024

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Professional IRA Training

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IRA Academy 2024

IRA Academy is a four-day professional training course on Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and employer-sponsored plans. Attendees will receive in-depth, cutting-edge instruction from an industry expert in a group learning environment.

Date: Sept. 16-19
Location: Nashville, TN
Best For: Financial Advisors, CPAs, CFPs, Banking Personnel, Trust Officers, and anyone in the retirement industry.