Accredited Investor

    An accredited investor meets certain income, net worth, and qualification requirements. While these requirements vary by country, accredited investors generally include high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), financial institutions, banks, and large corporations. Accredited investors frequently have access to complex investments that other investors do not, such as venture capital firms, hedge funds, and angel investment enterprises. Accredited investors can benefit from high returns and increased diversification as well, though the types of investments available to accredited investors may be subject to higher risk, higher minimum investment amounts, limited liquidity, and higher fees.