The SEC has passed a rule change that updates the definition of an “Accredited Investor”.
The changes are intended to update the definition to identify more effectively investors that have sufficient knowledge and expertise to participate in investment opportunities that do not have the rigorous disclosure and procedural requirements, and related investor protections, provided by registration under the Securities Act of 1933.
Specifically, the amendments have added new categories of natural persons that may qualify as accredited investors based on certain professional certifications or designations or other credentials or their status as a private fund’s “knowledgeable employee,” expand the list of entities that may qualify as accredited investors, add entities owning $5 million in investments, add family offices with at least $5 million in assets under management and their family clients, and add the term “spousal equivalent” to the definition.
The SEC release can be viewed here:
Wednesday September 09, 2020
Category: Capital Formation and Regulation D
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