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On July 15, the Senate approved the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) and President Obama is expected to sign the Dodd-Frank Act into law shortly. The Dodd-Frank Act will revise the definition of “accredited investor” under Rule 215 of the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 501 of Regulation D as described below. Immediate Changes The Dodd-Frank Act revises the accredited investor definition as it relates to natural persons to exclude the value of a person’s primary residence from the $1 million net worth test. 1 The remaining aspects of the accredited investor definition remain ...
open to a limited range of investors that undertakes a wider range of investment and trading activities than traditional long -only investment funds, and that, in general, pays a performance fee to its investment manager . Every hedge fund has its own investment strategy that determines the type of investments and the methods of investment it undertakes. Hedge funds, as a class, invest in a broad range of investments including shares , debt and commodities . Some people consider the fund created in 1949 by Alfred Winslow Jones to be the first hedge fund. As the name implies, hedge funds often seek to hedge some of the risks ...
William Carleton, Counselor @ Law: New Accredited Investor ...
President Obama signed the Wall Street reform bill yesterday, and for the startup community, that means a new standard for who may invest in startups. Some angel investors are longer eligible to participate. President Obama, Senator Dodd and Representative Frank at the bill signing. The law is named "Dodd-Frank." Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America. The change is to the "net worth" test: $1,000,000 is still the figure, but now the equity value of a person's principal residence must be excluded. Let's put this in context. Other Reg D accredited investor tests for natural persons have not changed; ... market research, surveys and trends
“Ask the Business Attorney” - Will the New Financial Reform Bill ...
.  Below is a longer, more comprehensive version.  Please shoot me any questions you may have in the comments section – or feel free to call me directly at 415-979-9998.  Many thanks, Scott Question I read a few articles and blog posts a few months ago about how Senator Dodd’s financial reform bill was going to destroy angel investing.  Then I heard about certain amendments made in the U.S. Senate that watered down some of the provisions.  Now that the bill has passed, what’s the story with this issue?  Will the bill hurt angel investing? Answer   The bill was signed into law this morning.  There is good news and bad ... market research, surveys and trends


Bernie Madoff With Fifty Billion Dollars
Bernie Madoff ran the largest Ponzi scheme on earth, perhaps thinking that he could perpetuate the fraud for the rest of his life. After all, it had been going on for a very long time, and Madoff was--in addition to being rich--widely respected, even held in affection, by great numbers of people around the world. Pensions, charities and individuals were ripped off by his scam, which seems to have stolen at least $50 billion. Named for Charles Ponzi, an Italian immigrant who arrived in America in 1903, the Ponzi scheme--which has actually been around for centuries--uses money from later investors to repay the earlier investors, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Barring the Hedge Fund Doors to Mere Millionaires - New York Times
IN a year characterized by the undoing, redoing or modifying of regulations, hedge funds for a time looked as if they would end 2006 as the only major businesses more regulated than they had been before. Until now. On Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission, under its chairman, Christopher Cox, embraced its investor protection mandate and redefined who is rich, severely limiting the number of people who can invest in hedge funds. The impact of the rule, if passed, will be negligible for big funds that attract the majority of money and disastrous for small funds who depend on rich people, and even the moderately ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Fannie ,Freddie, Dodd And Frank: Real Estate Practices Adjusted
It is a largely unanimous opinion that the ongoing real estate collapse in almost all areas of the country was in large part caused by lenders lowering, or ignoring, standards relating to home mortgage qualifications. Lending institutions were bailed out, closed and re-packaged under another brand, and forced to tighten lending requirements. The medicine was bitter, but necessary. Apparently, the medicine was unacceptable to the wrong patients. Kenneth Harney, a respected columnist for the Washington Post, published a most interesting article today that states, effective September 1, 2010,that Fannie Mae will prohibit mortgage ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
The Final Wall Street Reform Bill And You
After a herculean 20-hours straight of negotiations, Congressional committee members agreed Friday morning to a Wall Street reform package that will be much tougher on the country�s banks. The full 2,000 page bill (click here to download), with all of its amendments, counter-proposals, and last-minute deals, became available over the weekend. The bill must still pass both chambers of Congress, and is scheduled to go to a vote in the House on Tuesday and the Senate thereafter. If it passes, and most observers expect it to, it would then be signed into law by President Barack Obama before the July 4 recess. On fiduciary duty, the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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Model Accredited Investor Exemption
Notice of Sale of Securities pursuant to Accredited Investor Exemption ... to the Accredited Investor Exemption of the state in which this notice is filed ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Rule 501 -- Definitions and Terms Used in Regulation D
shall mean any person who comes within any of the following categories, or who the issuer reasonably believes comes within any of the following categories, at the time of the sale of the securities to that person: Any bank as defined in section 3(a)(2) of the Act, or any savings and loan association or other institution as defined in section 3(a)(5)(A) of the Act whether acting in its individual or fiduciary capacity; any broker or dealer registered pursuant to section 15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; any insurance company as defined in section 2(a)(13) of the Act; any investment company registered under the ...
  1. profile image davidmeunier New Accredited Investor Threshold In Effect: President Obama signed the Wall Street reform bill yesterday, and for...
  2. profile image mstarholly New US Law Changes Wealth Definition: Financial reforms in the US raises accredited investor standards, which will...
  3. profile image packstream_erik RT @mbartus: Obama signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. Change your Accredited Investor Questionnaires starting.... now.
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I write a weekly article on The Accredited Investor Talk blog ( covering a topic of interest to accredited investors. Currently I am writing a series titled “What differentiates a successful accredited investor? What makes them successful?” While writing that series, I thought of questioning successful accredited investors on how they made it. I have always been fascinated with how different the stories of successful people are. The huge obstacles they overcome. Their determination and drive to succeed - many times because the alternative is a complete loss of ...
Do the SEC rules for Accredited Investors still make sense today ...
I write a weekly blog for accredited investors and received an interesting question from a reader about how relevant the current S.E.C. restrictions are for accredited investors in private placements. The S.E.C. set up the accredited investor rules (see requiring investors in private placement investments to have a net worth of at least $1 million dollars (outside of primary residence) and/or an income of at least $200,000 for the past two years with at least the same expectation for the current year. These rules were established after many scam investments in the early 20th century lost ...