Crowdfunding I-Bankers Direct Issues Guide on Private Equity Investing

Stamford, CT (August 20, 2013): I-Bankers Direct today announced that it has released a new guide on private equity investing. The guide, entitled “5½ reasons why individuals should invest in private companies—and how to do it”, is available for download at Fueled by the JOBS Act and the development of crowdfunding platforms for private equities, interest in alternative investments has been steadily mounting. A tectonic shift is now underway in the manner in which small companies raise capital, and the new guide from I-Bankers Direct provides reasons why qualified investors should not overlook opportunities in this area. The guide discusses recent federal legislation, describes how investors can now access online deal flow typically seen by institutions and ultra-high-net-worth investors, and reviews how private equities can provide additional portfolio diversification. Per federal securities laws, any individual who meets one of the requirements listed below is considered an accredited investor and is therefore able to invest in private equities: A person with income exceeding $200,000 in each of the two most recent years; or Joint income with a spouse exceeding $300,000 for those years and a reasonable expectation of the same income level in the current year; or a person who […]

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