New York REIT, Inc. No Longer NYSE Traded

You may have recently been made aware that the New York REIT, Inc. is liquidating. First Trust Retirement will remain as your custodian but this merger has caused changes which are outlined below. 


Starting on October 15, 2018, this fund has been limited to only processing the below requests:

  • Transfer Requests Due to Death
  • Account Maintenance Requests

If FTR receives requests outside of what is mentioned above for your New York REIT Liquidating LLC IRA, the paperwork will be rejected.


As always, we encourage you to seek the guidance of your professional financial representative and/or tax advisor when making these important investment decisions.


Please return to our Corporate Actions page for answers to additional questions you may have.

Press Release


NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- New York REIT, Inc. (NYSE: NYRT) (the "Company" or "NYRT"), which is liquidating and winding down pursuant to a plan of liquidation, announced today the Company's Board of Directors has declared a cash liquidating distribution of $3.25 per share of the Company's common stock to be paid on October 22, 2018 to shareholders of record as of October 15, 2018. 

Following NYRT’s listing on a traded exchange, your available options are outlined below:


Do nothing.

You can keep your position and remain with First Trust Retirement. Enjoy the same benefits that you’ve always had.


Remain with First Trust Retirement, but select another alternative investment.

Please select from alternative investment sponsors listed below, complete the required paperwork, and enjoy the same great service at the same low cost.


Sell your shares and move to cash position remaining with First Trust Retirement.

You can call us, or utilize the ARC Liquidation Request Form by fax or mail to complete a sale order of your shares and move the proceeds to a cash position within First Trust Retirement.


Transfer shares to another custodian or brokerage account.

To send sale proceeds to a different account other than the First Trust Retirement IRA, submit completed transfer paperwork from the new financial institution by mail. Please consult your financial representative. There may be fees associated with this option.


Alternative Investment Products Available

Stay with First Trust Retirement and move your IRA to another alternative investment. Complete the IRA Transfer/Rollover form, FTR IRA Application*, and the new Sponsor's subscription documentation. Sign all forms and mail to the appropriate address listed on the form.

*IRA Application only required if IRA account does not exist within Product Sponsor.