On August 26th, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted amendments to the “accredited investor” definition in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D, a key determinant for eligibility to invest in unregistered securities.

The amended definition expands access to private capital markets to a broader swath of potential investors, such as “knowledgeable employees” (with

The Frank-Dodd Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”) amended the definition of “accredited investor” under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, by requiring that any natural person who is intending, with or without that person’s spouse, to be deemed an “accredited investor” based on the $1 million dollar net worth test