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Christopher Orr, CISP®, SDIP

Director of Institutional Products/Private Equity Focus

Christopher Orr is a Director, Institutional Products, at PENSCO, where he has spent the past five years helping clients meet their retirement savings goals by using self-directed IRAs.

Christopher started his career as a financial advisor, working with clients who invested primarily in exchange-traded products like stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Realizing he wanted to help clients access a wider array of options to meet their investment needs, he joined PENSCO. Through his work on PENSCO’s asset review team, Christopher gained experience with a variety of private equity investment types, from private corporate stock to hedge funds, LLPs to LLCs, and more. Today, he uses his broad expertise to help high net worth clients, advisors and asset sponsors accomplish their private equity investing goals using self-directed IRAs.

A native of San Francisco, Christopher holds a B.A. from California State, Long Beach. Chris is a Certified IRA Services Professional (CISP) with the American Bankers Association and a Self-Directed IRA Professional (SDIP) through the Retirement Industry Trust Association. and, while working as a financial advisor, he held his Series 7 and Series 66.

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What are Alternative Assets in an IRA? Assessing Suitability with your Advisor

  |  By Christopher Orr, CISP®, SDIP

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Private Stock IRA Investor’s Guide to RMDs

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