Accredited Investor

                                                Accredited Investor Info & Submission Sheet 

 

What Does Sophisticated Investor Mean?
A type of investor who is deemed to have sufficient investing experience and knowledge to weigh the risks and merits of an investment opportunity. For certain purposes, net worth and income restrictions must be met before a person can be classified a sophisticated investor. The distinction makes an investor eligible to buy into certain investment opportunities, such as pre-IPO securities, that are considered “non-disclosure” or “non-prospectus” issues. Typically, a sophisticated investor must have either a net worth of $2.5 million or have earned more than $250,000 in the past two years to
qualify. 
 
Investopedia explains Sophisticated Investor:
Sophisticated investors may have to prove their net worth prior to being eligible to purchase certain security types. Investors will often have their personal accountants send this proof to the brokerage firm. Sophisticated investors are the dream clients of most financial services firms, as they generate much higher fees than retail investors. Certain assumptions are made about sophisticated investors: that they can hold their investments indefinitely (the funds do not need to be liquidated for cash needs), and they can assume a total loss of investment principal without causing severe damage to their overall net worth.
 
 
 
What Does Accredited Investor Mean?
A term used by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under Regulation D to refer to investors who are financially sophisticated and have a reduced need for the protection provided by certain government filings. 
 
Investopedia explains Accredited Investor:
In order for an individual to qualify as an accredited investor, he or she must accomplish one of the following:
1)  earn an individual income of more than $200,000 per year, or a joint income of $300,000, in each of the last two years and expect to reasonably maintain the same level of income.
2)  have a net worth exceeding $1 million, either individually or jointly with his or her spouse.
3) be a general partner, executive officer, director or a related combination thereof for the issuer of a security being offered. These investors are considered to be fully functional without all the restrictions of the SEC.
 

 

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I have had an individual income in excess of $200,000 in each of the two most recent years and reasonably expect an individual income in excess of $200,000 in the current year.
My spouse and I have had joint income in excess of $300,000 in each of the two most recent past years and we reasonably expect joint income of $300,000 or more in the current year.
I have an individual net worth or joint net worth with my spouse in excess of $1,000,000.
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