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Experience you can count on. Service you can trust.
STRATA Trust Company was founded in 2008 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Horizon Bank, SSB. Formerly known as Self Directed IRA Services, Inc., STRATA has strategically realigned to support a broad range of investment professional partners in growing their IRA assets. We take pride in empowering investors to reach their retirement goals by providing administration and custody of alternative and traditional assets.
Important Milestones in the Evolution of Our Company
We’ve been a trusted ally and custodian to clients for over 9 years. See how it all began:
Self Directed IRA Services, Inc. is established.
Launched institutional IRA services to benefit investment platforms, advisors and professionals
Assets under custody exceeded $1 billion and continue to rise.
A new financial milestone is achieved. $1.5 billion in assets under custody.
Self Directed IRA Services, Inc. rebrands and STRATA Trust Company is born.
We've built our business on trust.
In today’s competitive financial environment, we know that you have a lot of options to choose from in the retirement services marketplace. It’s our mission to provide the highest level of customer service, attention to detail and dedication to satisfy your long-term needs.
Advantages of using STRATA:
Complete investment flexibility beyond what most banks, brokerage firms and other financial institutions allow
A national leader with over 150 years of combined experience in the self-directed IRA industry
Working with individual investors, as well as investment platforms, advisors and professionals nationwide
Our ability to be flexible, balanced and accessible means you experience less red tape that permeates our larger competitors
Unmatched personalized service and dedication
An IRA custodian subject to robust regulation and compliance safeguards
We maintain a comprehensive data recovery plan, including business continuity services and daily backup of data at a secure offsite facility. Strict policies are maintained to ensure the security of our clients’ records.
As a regulated financial institution, it is our policy not to disclose, either directly or indirectly, any personal information about our clients to third parties without the prior written consent of the client, except for our legitimate business purposes and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. In addition, we do not provide account or personal information to outside companies that conduct independent telemarketing or direct mail marketing.
Through Horizon Bank, we maintain a comprehensive insurance package, including financial institution bond policy, banker’s professional liability insurance and directors and officers’ liability insurance through underwriters rated A+ (excellent) by A.M. Best.
As a subsidiary of Horizon Bank, we are regulated by the Texas Department of Banking, which conducts regular examinations of our operation. In addition, we are audited regularly by independent auditing firms such as RSM and Ascensus for IRA compliance.
Funds received into an account are deposited into an interest-bearing account with our parent company, Horizon Bank, or other financial institutions selected by us where balances are FDIC-insured up to $250,000 per account holder. Aside from this FDIC coverage on uninvested funds, there is no protection provided for investments held in our IRA accounts unless specifically provided by the investment.
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STRATA Trust Company (“STRATA”) performs the duties of a directed (passive) custodian, and as such does not provide due diligence to third parties regarding prospective investments, platforms, sponsors, dealers or service providers. As a custodian, STRATA does not sponsor, endorse or sell any investment and is not affiliated with any investment sponsor, issuer or dealer. STRATA does not provide investment, legal or tax advice. Individuals should consult with their investment, legal or tax professionals for such services.
Investment Products: Not FDIC-Insured | No Bank Guarantee | May Lose Value
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