KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- First Trust Retirement, a premier low-cost leader for self-directed IRAs specializing in alternative investment holdings, announced today it will participate in the 2012 REISA Annual Conference and Trade Show, hosted by the Real Estate Investment Securities Association. REISA is the nation's leading trade association of decision makers that influence close to 20,000 professionals in the alternative investment space. First Trust Retirement's platform is a unique solution powered by the financial industry's leading transfer agent, DST Systems, Inc., tailored specifically to streamline processes for advisors offering alternative investment options within their clients' IRAs. With First Trust Retirement, clients have the flexibility to select an alternative investment for their self-directed IRAs not commonly available through mutual fund and brokerage offered IRAs. "We're excited to connect with many industry leaders at this year's REISA conference," said Chris Shaw, an operations officer with DST. "We believe that simple is better and less is more. With First Trust Retirement custodial services, advisors can spend less time, effort, and money servicing alternative investments for their clients' IRAs. This solution has been developed on behalf of advisors and shareholders who want to have more flexible options." For more information about First Trust Retirement, visit www.firsttrustretirement.com or call 1-(855)-FTRETIRE or 1-(855) 387-3847. About First Trust Retirement:First Trust Retirement is the premier IRA custodian choice of alternative investment product sponsors. First Trust Retirement combines the transfer agency servicing solutions of DST Systems Inc., with an IRA custodial offering. With First Trust Retirement clients now have the flexibility to select an alternative investment for their self-directed IRAs that is not typically available through mutual fund and brokerage offered IRAs. The information and comments in this press release may include forward-looking statements respecting DST and its businesses. Such information and comments are based on DST's views as of today, and actual actions or results could differ. There could be a number of factors, risks, uncertainties or contingencies that could affect future actions or results, including but not limited to those set forth in DST's periodic reports (Forms 10-K or 10-Q) filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such factors should be considered in evaluating any forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in this press release to reflect future events. Brand, service or product names or marks in this press release are trademarks or service marks, registered or otherwise, of DST Systems, Inc., DST subsidiaries or affiliates, or third parties.