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Alternative investments

Alternative Assets and the “Average” Accredited Investor Installment 3

Overview of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 Editor’s Note:  This is the third installment in a series of articles dedicated to the 95% of people in the U.S. who have never invested in a startup, a venture capital fund, a private equity fund, or a hedge fund even though they are permitted […]

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The 90-second lesson series investigates key financial terms

90 Second Lesson: What are BDCs? A Look at the Business Development Company Model

A Business Development Company (BDC) is an investment vehicle that invests in small and medium-sized businesses. BDCs are similar to venture capital and private equity because they provide investors with a way to invest in small companies. Unlike VC and PE funds, however, BDCs are open to non-accredited investors; shares are bought and sold on the open market (many are NASDAQ-traded).

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