Accredited Investor

Individuals (i.e., natural persons) may qualify as accredited investors based on wealth and income thresholds, as well as other measures of financial sophistication.

Financial Criteria

  • Net worth over $1 million, excluding primary residence (individually or with spouse or partner)
  • Income over $200,000 (individually) or $300,000 (with spouse or partner) in each of the prior two years, and reasonably expects the same for the current year

Professional Criteria

  • Investment professionals in good standing holding the general securities representative license (Series 7), the investment adviser representative license (Series 65), or the private securities offerings representative license (Series 82)
  • Directors, executive officers, or general partners (GP) of the company selling the securities (or of a GP of that company)
  • Any “family client” of a “family office” that qualifies as an accredited investor
  • For investments in a private fund, “knowledgeable employees” of the fund”

Note: The preceding link to the SEC is not meant to imply that the SEC has validated or approved any offering. The SEC does not evaluate the merits of any offering nor does it determine if any securities offered are “good” investments. The SEC has very limited oversight of private funds and does not administer the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.

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