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Articles tagged: Accredited Investors

Negotiating Fund Terms

Private Investment Fund Terms and Conditions: The Relationship Between GPs and LPs

The guiding principles dictating the relationship between GPs and LPs has not changed, but leverage continues to fluctuate.

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Online Securities Intermediaries

3 Online Securities Intermediaries for Accredited Investors

Online securities intermediaries range in their obligation to find suitable deals, with some requiring greater due diligence from investors.

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Hedge Funds

3 Ways Investing in Hedge Funds Can Boost Portfolio Performance Based on Financial Goals

Top tips from a hedge fund investor for investors seeking portfolio diversification or capital preservation.

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International Startups Attract VC Investors

Why International Startups are Attracting U.S. Venture Capitalists

International startups are attracting more venture capital each year, suggesting an opportunity for U.S. venture capitalists to invest abroad.

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Private Equity Investing

90-Second Lesson: How Does a Private Equity Fund Work? Explaining Sponsors, General Partners and Limited Partners

Private equity funds can be complex. This brief guide explains the key players in PE firms, including general partners vs limited partners.

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Risk-reward trade-off in venture capital

Risk-Reward Trade-Off: What 3 Venture Capital Investment Opportunities Teach Us

Three venture capital investment opportunities prove that VC offers a wide range of risks alongside potential rewards.

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Conservative investor allocating assets

Laws of Attraction: Can a Conservative Investor Love Venture Capital too?

You can be a conservative investor and dabble in venture capital, despite its risks—it’s all about diversification and doing your homework.

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smart watch, used in an analogy about the first mover disadvantage

The First Mover Disadvantage: Why the Early Bird Doesn’t Always Catch the Worm

Pebble was once a promising leader in smartwatches until Apple entered the market. Pebble teaches early investors a lesson in the first mover disadvantage. 

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serious-faced lady talking on a smartphone, representing crowdfunding due diligence

Portals & Broker-Dealers: Comparing Types of Investment Intermediaries in Crowdfunding

Two investment intermediaries in equity crowdfunding, portals and broker-dealers, require different levels of due diligence. Which is right for you?

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a water droplet splashes down, symbolizing liquid assets and alluding to illiquid assets

Accredited Investor Installment #13: Closing Thoughts

Liquid assets like stocks are not safer than alternative assets, like private equity, just because they are publicly traded. Liquidity and risk are not the same.

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