Accredited Investor

Business / Taxes / Accredited Investor: An accredited investor is a person or institution that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines as being qualified to invest in unregistered securities, such as privately held corporations, private equity investments, and hedge funds. The qualification is based on the value of the investor’s assets, or in the case of an individual, annual income. Specifically, to be an accredited investor you must have a net worth of at least $1 million or a current annual income of at least $200,000 with the anticipation you’ll earn at least that much next year. If you’re married, that amount is increased to $300,000. Institutions are required to have assets worth $5 million to qualify as accredited investors. The underlying principal is that investors with these assets have the sophistication to understand the risks involved in the investment and can afford to lose the money should the investment fail.

Nonaccredited Investor

Business / Finance / Nonaccredited Investor: Wealthy, sophisticated investors who do not meet SEC net worth requirements. These investors require less protection because of large financial resources, but only 35 nonaccredited investor can be inc MORE

National Association Of Investors Corporation

Business / Finance / National Association Of Investors Corporation: A Michigan-based association that helps groups establish investment clubs. MORE

Moodys Investors Service, Inc.

Business / Taxes / Moodys Investors Service, Inc.: Moody's is a financial services company best known for rating investments. Moody's rates bonds, common stock, commercial paper, municipal short-term bonds, preferred stocks, and annuity contracts. Its MORE

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