Wealth Managers Offering Trustee Services
Posted by William Byrnes on February 8, 2011
Recently some wealth managers have established trustee services with regards to retirement accounts. It’s a good fit, generally, when the wealth manager can offer clients information regarding deductible contributions to a retirement account, and further act as a fiduciary vis-à-vis trustee of those funds.
What are the basic requirements in order to act in the capacity as a trustee for IRA and other retirement account purposes?
First, an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) must be a trust created or organized in the United States for the exclusive benefit of an individual or his beneficiaries. Such trust must be maintained at all times as a domestic trust in the United States. The instrument creating the trust must be in writing.
Secondly, the trustee of an IRA trust may be a person other than a bank if the person demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service that the manner in which the person will administer trusts will be consistent with the requirements of the tax code. The person must submit a written application including the information discussed below. Read further at AdvisorFYI