On August 26th, the SEC adopted amendments to the “accredited investor” definition. This definition is one of the primary criteria for determining which entities and investing professionals are eligible to participate in private capital markets. Traditionally, individual investors who do not meet specific income or net worth qualifications have been denied the chance to invest in complex and vast private markets, regardless of their financial sophistication. The amendments update and improve the definition to recognize more effectively institutional and individual investors that have the knowledge and expertise to participate in those markets.
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