If you're currently an accredited investor, then you definitely want to pay attention because I believe that in a year from now you may not be accredited any longer. And if you are not an accredited investor, then I've got some good news for you, because there's actually a non-financial path that you can take to becoming accredited. Currently, the SEC is looking into increase in the accredited investor qualification threshold from its current $1 million net worth requirement to as high as $10 million as reported by Bloomberg.
One of the byproducts of inflation is that what once seemed like a really big number is now not so large after all. When a number is hard coded in the legislation, it will eventually become meaningless. There was a time when $1M was a really huge number. Today, it’s just a big number. So they’re going to contemplate resetting the threshold to qualify as an accredited investor.
At the same time, the SEC has already passed a rule that would allow non-accredited investors to qualify as an accredited investor. You might be able to qualify by taking an test for financial literacy.
Host: Victor Menasce