“Accredited Investor” and “Qualified Institutional Buyer” Get Updated Definitions in SEC Final Rule

On August 26, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules amending the definitions of “accredited investor” and “qualified institutional buyer” (QIB). The purpose of the amendments is to identify more effectively institutional and individual investors that have sufficient knowledge and expertise to participate in investment opportunities without investor protections provided by registration under the Securities Act of 1933.

The final amendments will be published in the Federal Register soon and become effective 60 days after publication.

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