A Self-Directed Brokerage Option (SDBO) allows 401(k) plan holders to invest their 401(k) money directly into U.S. Equities, ADRs, ETFs, Publicly-traded Limited Partnerships, Publicly-traded REITs, U.S. Treasury Securities, Corporate Bonds, Mortgage-backed Securities, CDs, Mutual funds not already offered in 401(k) Core lineup, and so on.
I read in a Vanguard 401(k) plan customized to some firm based in the United States:
- The only permitted sources for exchange into the SDBO are pre-tax sources.
- Your plan restricts Roth assets to be exchanged into the SDBO.
Why would an employer 401(k) plan prevents Roth assets from being exchanged into the SDBO Self-Directed Brokerage Option (SDBO)?