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SEC Proposes “New” Standard for Accredited Investor
Posted on 26 Jan 2011 by Doug Cornelius

If you are involved in the private placement of securities, then you have been waiting to hear how the SEC was going to change the definition of "accredited investor." Section 413(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection... Read More

The First Attack on the Accredited Investor Standard
Posted on 3 Aug 2010 by Doug Cornelius

Many of the provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act merely provide for future regulatory framework. That it is in part true for the changing definition of "accredited investor" under the Securities Act... Read More

Financial Reform Proposal: The Changing Standard for an Accredited Investor
Posted on 6 Jul 2010 by Doug Cornelius

As financial reform has made its way through Congress there have been several proposed changes to the standard of what it takes to be an accredited investor. In 1982, the SEC prescribed the standard in Rule 501 of Regulation D : 5. Any natural... Read More

SEC Votes on Accredited Investor, “Say on Pay”
Posted on 28 Jan 2011 by David N. Feldman

The Securities and Exchange Commission was very busy today in their latest work implementing the Dodd-Frank bill. In addition to proposing new rules relating to registration of investment firms (and unveiling a new proposed form to do so), they acted... Read More

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act Includes Immediate Change to Securities Act of 1933 "Accredited Investor" Definition for Natural Persons
Posted on 2 Aug 2010 by K & L Gates LLP

by Kristy T. Harlan and Vincent J. Pisano On July 21, President Obama signed the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). A change to the definition of "accredited investor" under the Securities Act of 1933... Read More