Next Generation Trust Services Introduces New Precious Metals IRA Program for Self-Directed Retirement Accounts

Published on May 23, 2014

Next Generation Trust Services, an administrator of self-directed retirement plans, is enhancing its offerings with a new precious metals program for those investors who wish to include this alternative asset within their self-directed accounts. Although this alternative asset is not new to Next Generation’s clients–account holders of self-directed IRAs—the firm has responded to client requests for a more streamlined process and more cost-effective fee structure for precious metals investing. The new program offers:

One low annual administrative fee for all new precious metal accounts.
Reduced fees for current clients who wish to open a new precious metals IRA.
Low asset storage fee will be available through strategic partner, Delaware Depository, a storage facility for precious metals.


All self-directed plans can include the following precious metal assets:

  • Investment-grade gold and silver coins (certain IRS restrictions apply)
  • Investment-grade gold and silver bars
  • Gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion that meet applicable purity or fineness standards.

These hard assets are held off-site in a depository that specializes in holding precious metals. Through its strategic partnership with Delaware Depository, clients will pay a flat $100 annual fee for non-segregated asset storage; other options are available and clients may also store their precious metals at a depository of their choice.

“Precious metals have historically provided an excellent way to diversify investment holdings and preserve capital,” noted Raskulinecz. In addition to coins, bars and bullion, account holders may hold precious metals in a self-directed IRA as certificates or Exchange Traded Funds.

Self-directed retirement plans allow for a broad array of both traditional and nontraditional investments. Alternative assets include precious metals, real estate, hedge funds, unsecured loans, private placements and much more. The account holders make all their own investment decisions and a third-party administrator—such as Next Generation Trust Services—manages all the paperwork, filing and reporting, and executes the transactions on behalf of the IRA.

To find out more about Next Generation’s new precious metals accounts or to discuss self-direction as a retirement strategy, email, call 888.857.8058.

About Next Generation Trust Services

Next Generation Trust Services (NGTS), headquartered in Roseland, New Jersey, is a professional third-party administrator of self-directed retirement plans. NGTS provides education, administrative support, and account maintenance to individuals interested in self-directing their retirement portfolios with a wide variety of investments that are not typically found in an IRA, such as real estate, precious metals, notes and mortgages, private placements, accounts receivables, limited partnerships, hedge funds, and much more. Next Generation Trust Services serves clients globally.

For more information on self-directing a retirement plan, call  888.857.8058, or e-mail

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