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SEC Outlines Regulatory Agenda, Exempt Securities Top the List Including Reg D, Accredited Investor Definition

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has outlined its regulatory agenda for the coming months and at the top of the list are exempt securities that include Reg D and perhaps other exemptions such as Reg CF and Reg A+. Of note, is that the… Read More

Securitize Announces Alternative Digital Asset Manager For Institutions and Accredited Investors

Securitize, a digital asset platform that enables issuers to leverage blockchain technology, has announced the launch of Securitize Capital, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary, that will operate as an alternative investment manager in the digital asset sector. According to the company, Securitize Capital was created due… Read More

SEC Commissioner Peirce Touts Ways to Improve Access to Capital Including Clarity Regarding Finders, an Update to Accredited Investors and a Micro-Exemption

Earlier today the SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee held a meeting on facilitating access to capital to underserved segments of the country. As most people understand, small businesses and entrepreneurs drive the majority of job growth and wealth creation. While policies that encourage… Read More

iCapital Network Announces Expansion of Product Offering for Accredited Investors with iCapital KKR Private Markets Fund

iCapital Network, a fintech providing access to alternative investments, announced on Wednesday that iCapital RF Adviser, a registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of iCapital,has been appointed investment adviser of the iCapital KKR Private Markets Fund. iCapital reported that the appointment expands the scope of… Read More

Southeast Asia based StashAway, a Digital Wealth Manager for Accredited Investors and Retail, Is Now Managing $1B in Client Assets

Southeast Asia based StashAway, a digital wealth management firm focused on retail and accredited investors, recently revealed that it’s now managing over $1 billion in assets since launching operations back in 2017. StashAway’s management confirmed that they were able to generate these solid returns even… Read More

Vertalo and Crowdcreate Partner to Improve Issuer Access to Accredited Investors

Digital asset platform Vertalo has partnered with Crowdcreate to boost investor reach for Broker-Dealers and issuers working with Vertalo. According to a release, Vertalo will provide access to over 45,000 accredited investors managed by Crowdcreate providing pre-verified investor data to issuers and broker-dealers raising capital… Read More

OurCrowd’s OC50 Available in New Vehicle for Accredited Investors in Canada

OurCrowd, one of the top investment crowdfunding platforms in the world, has launched a new vehicle for Canadian accredited investors to access its OC50 fund. OurCrowd’s OC50 was created as a diversified fund to allow more investors access to highly-vetted startups across a variety of… Read More

Accredited Investors and Institutions have Established Bitcoin’s Place in the Global Portfolio, According to OKCoin CEO

Hong Fang, CEO at digital asset exchange OKCoin, has published an end of year memo in which she noted that it may seem “odd” to feel thankful for 2020. She pointed out that in January 2020, almost nobody could have foreseen or predicted how this… Read More

InvestiNation: New Investment Crowdfunding Platform Launches for Accredited Investors, Lists Israel based Startups

InvestiNation is a new investment crowdfunding platform that seeks to pair US accredited investors with hot startups in Israel’s booming entrepreneur ecosystem. Israel is well-known as the “innovation nation” as countless companies have launched in a relatively small country while attracting global money. The online… Read More

SEC Adopts Massive Changes To “Accredited Investor” Definition

Its official, the “accredited investor” definition, which has not changed significantly since its enactment almost 40 years ago, has been massively upgraded. On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final amendments to the “accredited investor” definition which fundamentally change and broaden… Read More

SEC Broadens Definition of Accredited Investor to Include Certain Sophistication Measures

As widely anticipated, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) updated the definition of an Accredited Investor expanding the rule by adding certain sophistication criteria. The current definition defines an individual who earns over $200,000 a year ($300,000 if married) as accredited. If an individual has… Read More

Who is Against Expanding the Definition of an Accredited Investor?

It should be obvious to most everyone that the current definition of an Accredited Investor not only disenfranchises the vast majority of the population it is not really an effective proxy to evaluate an individual’s ability to assess risk and the opportunity affiliated with private… Read More

It’s Time for the Definition of an Accredited Investor to Change and Allow Greater Access to Individual Investors

Later this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will update the definition of an Accredited Investor – a rule that has been in place for decades. An open meeting of the Commission is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, 2020. The current rule allows individuals… Read More

SEC to Hold Open Meeting to Address Accredited Investor Definition

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has scheduled an open meeting of the Commission to address several regulatory issues including an update to the current definition of an Accredited Investor. Regarding the Accredited Investor definition the SEC states it will consider: “whether to adopt amendments… Read More

NASAA Cautions About Fraud During COVID-19 Crisis, Reaffirms Opposition to Expansion of Accredited Investor Definition

Last week, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) cautioned an SEC Committee about the potential for fraud during the COVID-19 outbreak. NASAA is the lobbying group that represents state and provincial securities regulators. Christopher W. Gerold, NASAA President and Chief of the New Jersey Bureau… Read More

Comment Period Ends on Proposal to Update the Definition of an Accredited Investor. So Who Said What?

Towards the end of 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed an update to the definition of an accredited investor. The rule change is part of a broader “concept release” that the SEC has issued to review the exempt offering ecosystem and how this… Read More

NASAA Slams SEC’s Proposal to Update Accredited Investor Definition to Enable Sophisticated Individuals to Qualify

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), the entity that lobbies on behalf of state and provincial regulators, is “urging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) not to move forward with its proposal to expand access to high-risk private securities offerings to individual investors.” NASAA… Read More

Perspective: Don’t Blame the SEC, the Definition of “Accredited Investor” Was Never the Problem

Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed changes to the definition of “accredited investor.” Many issuers and intermediaries hoped the SEC would expand the definition of “accredited investor,” to include qualitative conditions, such as education, or by lowering quantitative thresholds, such as income and… Read More

Scott Purcell Slams the SECs Proposed Update to the Accredited Investor Rule: “it still remains policy that only rich people are permitted to get rich”

Outspoken entrepreneur and CEO of Prime Trust Scott Purcell has shared his thoughts on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposal to modernize the current definition of an accredited investor. At the moment, an accredited investor in the US is measured by a wealth metric…. Read More

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