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Articles tagged: Accredited Investors

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Beginner’s Guide to Venture Capital Investment and Returns

Non-investors often confuse venture capital investment with private equity, but there is a difference. Learn about VC, from access to returns.

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The Delayed PE Exit Strategy – What’s a Limited Partner to Do?

Private equity firms are focusing less on exit strategy and more on creating value to satisfy their LPs. Today’s investment horizon is longer than ever.

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Revising the Accredited Investor Standard

The accredited investor threshold has not been updated since the Reagan presidency, but the SEC’s recently proposed updates still miss a step.

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Heeding the Unicorn’s Call: How to Invest in Private Companies as Public Stocks Shrink

How Does the Average Investor Invest in Private Equity? Historically, private market investments have typically outperformed investments in public stocks. In addition, while private equity has grown from a $30 billion asset class in 1995 to more than $4 trillion today, the number of publicly held companies has dropped nearly 50% since 1996, according to […]

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Blue Sky Laws: A Primer for Accredited Investors

An Introduction to “Blue Sky” Regulations Blue Sky Laws – state securities laws – have been a part of the American legal landscape since the early days of the Twentieth Century. Kansas is credited with adopting the first Blue Sky Law in 1911. By providing for registration and administrative review of securities offerings, and requirements […]

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5 Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor Before Hiring

Can your advisor prove their qualifications and track record? Know the questions to ask a financial advisor and what they mean for your financial future. 

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Alternative Assets and the “Average” Accredited Investor Installment #11: Investment in Hedge Funds

Investment in hedge funds has become available to a wider audience in recent years. Learn how a hedge fund investment works.

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5 Investment Strategies PE Firms Use to Choose Portfolio Companies

Private equity firms choose their portfolio companies by focusing their investment strategies on factors such as lifecycle, geography and industry.

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An Investor’s Guide to Productive Assets, Physical Assets and other Tangible Asset Types

Why Buy Farmland if You’re Not a Farmer? Tangible Assets Explained Individuals invest in tangible assets (called physical assets, hard assets, fixed assets and more, depending on the asset itself) because they are generally considered more stable in value than most commonly traded sovereign currencies and securities. When the world economy falters, many investors move […]

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Private Equity vs. Venture Capital 101

Venture capital is often tucked under the umbrella of private equity, but investors should know the key differences in private equity vs venture capital.

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