The Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) held its annual conference in Washington, DC on March 23-24, 2015.

I took the opportunity to sponsor this event and speak with the CEO’s of all the major self directed IRA Custodians, Administrators, and Facilitators of Self Directed IRA’s and 401K’s. This was a terrific event to hear from key government officials (Dept. of Treasury, Dept. of Labor, IRS) on their view of this industry and its issues going forward from their perspective. Key players from Pensco Trust, Equity Trust, IRA Services, Horizon Trust, Sunwest Trust, IRA Financial Group, MidAtlantic IRA, uDirect, SDIRA Services, among many others attended this great educational 2 day event and were a great resource to hear from on what is happening on the front lines of this industry. RITA is the watchdog for the Self Directed IRA industry and works hard to keep it free from excess government regulations and keeps important issues in front of government officials who are in positions to influence the industry going forward.

I am very confident after meeting the Board of Directors of RITA and the many dedicated individuals who run these companies that the Self Directed Retirement industry is in good hands and positioned well for the future. Owners of individual retirement accounts (IRA’s) can be confident that their interests are being protected and the future of the Self Directed IRA secure.