About Institutional Accredited Investor
The concept of institutional accredited investor is applied by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the United States to denote investors who are financially advanced in their characteristics and have lesser necessity for the safeguard provided by specific government submissions.
An institutional accredited investor is also called as a qualified purchaser or qualified institutional investor. In other words, an accredited or qualified institutional investor is that investor who has been given, as per the SEC regulations, the permission to buy or sell private placement securities with the other accredited institutional investors where there is no requirement for filing the securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The lowest amount of assets under management that is required for eligibility is 100 million US dollars.
In this way, an institutional accredited investor may be:
- A bank
- A registered investment company (mutual fund company)
- A charitable institution
- An insurance company
- A business development company
- An employee benefit plan
- A partnership business
- A corporation
- A director
- An executive officer
- A trust
- A natural person
- A small business investment company
Last Updated on : 5th July 2013