An accredited investor is someone who meets the standards set by Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). Accredited investors include FINRA series 7, 65 and 82 registered persons, family offices, investment advisors, LLC and other entities withs more than $5 million in assets. Individuals who have an income of $200,000 ($300,000 for joint income) or a net worth of $1 million individually or jointly with their spouse excluding the value of the primary residence. Knowledgeable employees of a fund could also be considered accredited investors.
Related Terms: Angel Investor, Qualified Client, Qualified Purchaser