Investment Banking vs Private Equity

Investment Banking vs. Private Equity: An Overview Private equity and investment banking both raise capital for investing purposes, but they do so in very different ways. Both private equity and investment banking aim toward the same goal, but from opposite directions. Private equity firms collect high-net-worth funds and look for investments in other businesses. Investment banks find […]

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Crowdfunding for Non-Accredited Investors

As of May 16, 2016, anyone—not just accredited investors—can invest through crowdfunding platforms.   Here’s the background: The 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS) was passed to make it easier for small businesses to raise capital and, in turn, spur economic growth through job creation. Title III of the act deals specifically with crowdfunding. In October 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalized some […]

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How to become an accredited investor

It takes money to make money, and accredited investors have more opportunities to do so than non-accredited investors. That’s because the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) allows companies and private funds to skip the need to register certain investments as long as the firms sell these assets to accredited investors. Accredited investors are able to invest money […]

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