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Alto IRA

Real estate, venture capital, and more… in your IRA.

Why Invest in Alternative Assets with an Alto IRA?


Diversify Your Portfolio
the Way the Pros Do

It’s no secret ultra-wealthy and institutional investors look to alternative investments to help protect their portfolios from market volatility and boost returns. With Alto, everyone can invest in assets with low to no correlations to public markets.


Invest in the
Next Big Thing

Amazon, Facebook, and PayPal were all private companies that delivered BIG returns for early investors. Now, you can invest in companies with the potential for explosive growth-and you don’t need to be wealthy or have special connections.


Say Goodbye to the
Old Way of Investing

Self-directed IRAs have been around for decades. You just had to be okay with mountains of paperwork, and have a LOT of time and money. Alto streamlined the process by partnering with investment platforms to make alternatives accessible for all.

Invest in Assets That Interest You.

We’ve partnered with some of the most recognized names in alternative investing, so you can invest in assets you’re actually interested in-like contemporary art, real estate, or socially conscious startups.

  • Art
  • Crypto Funds
  • Farmland
  • Infrastructure
  • Private Credit
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Securitized Collectibles
  • Startups
  • Venture Capital

Alto IRA Fees

Portfolio diversification shouldn’t be a tool only the uber-rich can afford. So we created a new, streamlined fee structure that enables everyone to invest in alternatives. The table below provides a breakdown of Administrative Fees and their cost.

Administrative Fees Price
Account Fee $10/month or $100/year (get two months free)
Custody Fee $0
Partner Investment Fee* $10
Inbound Funding/Rollover Fee $0
Account Closure Fee $50
Outbound Wire Fee $25
Hidden Charges None

*A partner investment fee covers the expense incurred each time we execute an investment on your behalf.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are alternative investments?

Alternatives are assets outside the traditional markets (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc.). Alternative investments include shares of art, crypto, farmland, private equity, real estate, securitized collectibles, and venture capital, among others.

Why invest in alternative assets with an IRA?

An IRA could be the best way to invest in alternative assets due to their potential for outsized returns.

No matter how much your investment grows, with an IRA, you’ll never pay taxes on gains. You may even be able to avoid taxes altogether. With traditional and SEP IRAs, contributions are tax-deductible and you pay no taxes until you take a distribution. With a Roth IRA, you pay no taxes at all. (Upon eligibility to take distributions.)
Not only that, an IRA gives you access to capital that is otherwise locked in other retirement accounts. This makes an IRA the perfect vehicle for investing in assets with longer time horizons.

Do I need to be an accredited investor to sign up?

Alto supports non-accredited investors as well as accredited investors. Anyone can create an Alto IRA account, though some offerings are open only to accredited investors. This determination is entirely up to the company or investment platform issuing the offering.

Can Alto give me investment advice?

No. Alto is an administrator only and does not act as a financial advisor or provide any investment advice.

Take Control of Your Portfolio.

Use your IRA to invest in startups, real estate, and more.

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