Investment Opportunities for Accredited Investors in the Precious Metals Markets
-- Posted 21 April, 2006 | |
If you are an accredited investor, there are additional investment opportunities available to you.
What is an accredited investor? An individual accredited investor is generally someone who has a net worth over $1,000,000 or makes over $200,000 per year in the immediate preceding two years. Entities, such as institutions, partnerships, or pension plans, have different standards for accreditation. See details below for S.E.C. rules on accredited investor guidelines.
If you fit into this category you may be eligible for many investment opportunities such as hedge funds, private placement financing and more.SilverSeek.com occasionally comes across such opportunities and invites accredited investors to be placed in contact with us to learn more.
Please use the form below to provide us with contact information and please note, in no way will we release your information to any party without your consent – your privacy is important to us and we will ensure its confidentiality (i.e. do not sell your information to other parties …).
Under the Securities Act of 1933, a company that offers or sells its securities must register the securities with the SEC or find an exemption from the registration requirements. The Act provides companies with a number of exemptions. For some of the exemptions, such as rules 505 and 506 of Regulation D, a company may sell its securities to what are known as "accredited investors."
a bank, insurance company, registered investment company, business development company, or small business investment company;
an employee benefit plan, within the meaning of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, if a bank, insurance company, or registered investment adviser makes the investment decisions, or if the plan has total assets in excess of $5 million;
a charitable organization, corporation, or partnership with assets exceeding $5 million;
a director, executive officer, or general partner of the company selling the securities;
a business in which all the equity owners are accredited investors;
a natural person who has individual net worth, or joint net worth with the person’s spouse, that exceeds $1 million at the time of the purchase;
a natural person with income exceeding $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with a spouse exceeding $300,000 for those years and a reasonable expectation of the same income level in the current year; or
a trust with assets in excess of $5 million, not formed to acquire the securities offered, whose purchases a sophisticated person makes.
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