Tagged: accredited investor

Commissioner Gallagher: “I still do not believe that we need to be spending our time ‘protecting’ millionaires”

Earlier today at the offices of the SEC the Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies held their first meeting in quite some time.  The appointed pro-bono group is convened at the invitation of SEC Chair Mary Jo White. This diverse gathering of professionals is… Read More

Angel Capital Association: How to Define an “Accredited Investor”

At the recent Small Business Forum at the SEC held this past November one of the hot topics of discussion was the definition of an “Accredited Investor”.  As it stands today, an accredited investor is a wealthy sort that earns over $200,000 per year or… Read More

SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies to Tackle Accredited Investor Definition

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released the agenda for the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies that is set to meet on December 17th.  This committee has been dormant for quite some time and recently SEC Chair Mary Jo White re-animated the… Read More

CFIRA CO-Chair DJ Paul Interviewed by Benziga (Audio)

CFIRA Co-Chair and Propelr Co-Founder DJ Paul was interviewed yesterday on Benziga as part of their pre-market prep show. The early discussion covers the basics, IE Title II, III and IV of the JOBS Act that deals with investment crowdfunding and the associated regulatory reform… Read More

Consensus Forming in Washington, DC on Accredited Investor Definition

  Momentum is building towards a consensus on the highly controversial updates to the accredited investor definition (currently a person who has over $200,000 in income (or $300,000 jointly with spouse) or over $1M in net worth, excluding personal residence). Initially, there was some suggestion… Read More

Next Generation Trust Services Alerts Investors to Possible SEC Changes in Definition of “Accredited Investor” & Investing Limitations

Next Generation Trust Services, a professional third-party administrator of self-directed retirement plans, is alerting its clients about possible SEC changes regarding who qualifies as an accredited investor. The administrator of self-directed retirement plans has among its clients, investors who use the funds in their self-directed IRAs to… Read More

SEC Will Start Business Forum with Discussion of Accredited Investor Definition

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has earlier announced that it will hold its annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation at its Washington, D.C. headquarters on November 20, 2014.  As part of the annual gathering the morning session will tackle the definition of… Read More

Crowdfunding Industry Advocates Respond to IAC Recommendations on Accredited Investor Definition

Last week the Investor Advisory Committee met at the Securities and Exchange Commission to review and make recommendations on several issues regarding investors.  At the top of the list was the hot polemic on how an accredited investor should be defined. As it stands today… Read More

Everyone out of the Pool! IAC Makes Recommendations Which Would Significantly Decrease The Pool of Available Accredited Investors

The Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) met yesterday to vote on the approval of its recommendations to the SEC for reforming the current definition of “accredited investor.” Most of the recommendations of the IAC call for changes to the… Read More

Brief: SEC Investor Advisory Committee Schedules Meeting for October 9th

As part of their regularly scheduled quarterly meetings, the Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) is planning to meet at the offices of the SEC on October 9th. The IAC, a mandated group under Dodd-Frank legislation, advises the SEC on various aspects of securities regulations.  One of the… Read More

CFIRA Takes Vocal Stand on “Accredited Investor” Definition

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) has taken a firm and concise stand on the debate enveloping the definition of an “Accredited Investor”.  CFIRA has been at the forefront in advocating for financial innovation and investment crowdfunding.  The group promotes the interests of issuers AND… Read More

Perspective: Investors and Markets Could Benefit from Revising the Accredited Investor Definition

When Congress passed the JOBS Act lifting the ban on general solicitation in offerings under Rule 506 of Regulation D, it turned these so-called “private” offerings into potentially very public ones.  Since Reg D offerings involving general solicitation can only be sold to “accredited” investors,… Read More

The Wrong Step: Increasing Accredited Investor Thresholds (Infographic)

The team at Crowdentials have been on a creative roll these past two weeks. Perhaps they should add investment crowdfunding advocates to their mission of compliance solutions for equity crowdfunding sites.  Crowdentials has now put together a very informative infographic on what will happen if… Read More

If It Ain’t Broke … SEC Investor Advisory Committee Tackles Non-Problem

On July 10, thanks to the Dodd-Frank Act which mandated its reinstitution, the revived SEC Investor Advisory Committee met in a public forum to discuss certain securities law issues, including a subcommittee’s initial proposals on the definition of “accredited investor” (as defined in Section 501(a)… Read More

The Misplaced Logic of Dodd-Frank: Protecting the Ordinary Investor by Redefining the Accredited Investor

Many of you are still reeling from the impact of the worldwide collapse of the financial markets in 2008. And most of us have rightfully observed that following one of the greatest debacles in financial history, no one has gone to jail – no one… Read More

SEC Investor Advisory Committee Meeting (Video)

The Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) of the SEC met last week to tackle several pressing issues that are on the agenda at the Commission today.  One of the items on the agenda was the definition of an “accredited investor”.  For most people this is an… Read More

SeedInvest Launches #SaveAngelInvesting Campaign

Equity crowdfunding portal SeedInvest has been at the forefront of championing the cause of investors and small business by battling the forces that want to deny many the opportunity to participate in certain offerings deemed only available for “accredited investors”.  As the definition stands today… Read More

SeedInvest to SEC: “Increasing Accredited Investor Thresholds Would Be Disastrous for Small Business”

On the day when the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee is scheduled to discuss the definition of an “Accredited Investor”, SeedInvest – one of the leading equity crowdfunding portals in the United States- has posted a comment letter to the SEC stating their research indicates, “an… Read More

Investor Advisory Committee Schedules Meeting, Will Discuss Accredited Investor Defination

The Securities and Exchange Commission has created an Investor Advisory Committee (IAC), as mandated by Dodd-Frank, to advise the SEC on regulatory practices and priorities.  You would think the SEC would get tired of all of these outside advisors but that is the world of… Read More

Changes to “Accredited Investor” Definition Could Clip the Wings of Angel Investors

Few words or phrases have the ability to affect the U.S. economy like the term “accredited investor.” Whether you know it or not, these two little words control $800 billion of private investment in the United Stated today. The standards for qualifying as an accredited… Read More

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