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SEC Changes Net Worth Definition of Accredited Investor

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently changed policies to exclude home value from net worth as it determines whether an individual can invest in some securities offerings that are unregistered. SEC rules allow some people to qualify for limited and private offerings without registration or specific disclosures if the sales are only to “accredited investors”. These “accredited investors” can qualify for these opportunities by having a net worth of at least $1 million, amongst other qualification factors.

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