Defining An Accredited Investor


One of the key rules for private investment funds is that their investors generally need to be “accredited investors.” This is the gateway to an exemption from the registration requirement under the federal securities laws.

The exemption is generally targeted so that experienced investors with significant financial resources and their own advisers are in less need of the Securities and Exchange Commisssion’s regulatory protection. In theory, they can protect themselves better than the SEC could protect them.

Who qualifies as an accredited investor?

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