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About Us

At Equity Trust, you can create a customized portfolio and investment strategy in your tax-advantaged account. See why Investopedia named us the Best Self-Directed IRA Company.

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Who We Are

An Industry-Leading Custodian of Self-Directed IRAs

Equity Trust Company and its predecessor companies have been privately owned by the Desich family since 1974. We invite you to reimagine your retirement by enabling you to invest your IRA or other account into alternative assets such as real estate, private equity, precious metals, cryptocurrency, and more.

Equity Trust’s track record of service excellence, paired with streamlined technology, is unmatched in the industry.

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Equity Trust Company 50 years

50th Anniversary

5 Decades of Inspiration and Innovation

Equity Trust Company 50 years

In 2024, we commemorate the remarkable milestone of 50 years in the financial services industry.

We invite you to learn more about Equity Trust’s history on our 50th anniversary web page, which includes a captivating mini documentary following the company’s incredible journey.


Careers: Join the Equity Trust Team

We offer you a workplace full of opportunities to self-direct your future and fuel your passions. We empower you to grow and thrive as an individual and professional.

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How We Are Regulated

Equity Trust is committed to protecting our clients and following security best practices.  As a regulated South Dakota trust company, we are audited by an independent third party and enforce strict account protection policies.

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Equity Trust Highlights

We never forget that our clients, employees, and community make us who we are. Our core values and mission are the foundation that guide us every day as we strive to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.

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