On December 18th, the SEC proposed amendments to the definition of accredited investor, which is one of the principal tests for who is eligible to participate in private capital markets. The changes would update and improve the definition to identify more effectively those institutional and individual investors who have the knowledge and expertise to participate in these markets. By amending this and other related definitions, more investors would be able to participate in private offerings through the addition of new categories of natural persons that may quality as accredited investors based on their professional knowledge, experience, or certifications. The proposal would also expand the list of entities that may qualify as accredited investors by allowing any entity that meets an investments test to qualify, among other ways. Specifically, the changes focus on the definition of "accredited investor" in the SEC's rules and the definition of "qualified institutional buyer" in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933.
Thursday, December 19. 2019
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