Accredited investor 受信投资人
is a term defined by various securities laws that delineates investors permitted to invest in certain types of higher risk investments, limited partnerships, hedge funds and angel investor networks. The term generally includes wealthy individuals and organizations such as a corporation, endowment or retirement plans.
In the United States, for an individual to be considered an accredited investor, they must have a net worth of at least one million US dollars or have made at least $200,000 each year for the last two years ($300,000 with his or her spouse if married) and have the expectation to make the same amount this year. This rule came into effect in 1933 by way of the Securities Act of 1933.
In Canada the same prerequisites apply, however one’s net worth must be a minimum of one million dollars not including the value of their principal residence.