A Short History of Accredited Investors and What Comes Next

The current definition for accredited investors was established back in 1982; since then little has changed and to be an accredited investor one must have an annual income of $200,000 ($300,000 for joint income) annually or have a net worth of over $1 million, excluding primary residence; there are over 12 million households that meet this status as of 2016; in December of last year the SEC announced a proposal to update the definition of accredited investors; while the report expands those who might be able to qualify it still limits investors who have an active interest and knowledge of investing but aren’t involved in the field; the SEC opened a comment period for 60 days which ends March 15, 2020; those who want to make their voices heard are encouraged to submit a comment linked within the blog post. Lend Academy

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