Title II of the Jobs Act removes the ban on general solicitation and creates enormous opportunities for capital formation; the pending adoption of rules regulating crowdfunding will open up investment channels even further. The elimination of the ‘do not solicit’ rule allows companies with Reg D offerings to advertise directly to accredited investors. Accredited investors will soon gain access to thousands of alternative investment opportunities once available only to the wealthy elite.
“The world of alternative investments has never been more open. And there’s never been a better time to take advantage of these new avenues,” according to Danny Mulcahy, EVP of Zacks Private.
ZacksPrivate.com is a free resource designed to bring transparency to the private markets. The site lets accredited investors research, compare and discuss the whole universe of Reg D offerings: hedge funds; venture capital funds; oil and gas partnerships; non-exchange traded REITS; and even promising startups offering equity.
Investors will be able to:
- Search our database of more than 20,000 investment opportunities
- Benchmark and compare offerings
- Review performance information on more than 3,000 hedge funds
- Access an expanding library of news and investor tools; research trends and find value in alternatives
- Perform their own due diligence on individual investments by analyzing marketing materials, performance data and detailed company profiles
- Join a growing community of accredited investors to rate and discuss investments
- Message in real time to interact directly with managers and brokers
Mr. Mulcahy adds,
“The Jobs Act is designed to make access to capital more efficient by allowing investors to consider more alternatives. For the investor, it offers greater exposure to new asset classes. Issuers have a platform to exhibit their investment opportunities―a transparent and comprehensive space where they can disclose both the risks and benefits of each investment. Our vision for Zacks Private is to become the largest web resource for investors interested in alternatives.”