Alternative investments often entail a limited level of access relative to the public markets, in which you can generally be certain that a stock will be available to those who are interested. A site's level of accessibility to you is best measured through two factors.
First, consider the types of investors that are given access to a particular platform by asking whether the platform only allows accredited investors or whether they are open to anyone who is interested. We have further details on accreditation in the Access & Accreditation category page if you are accredited or are looking to check your status.
Next, look at the minimum check size for investments on a platform in order to determine whether opportunities are available to a common investor or whether the required buy-in is high enough that the average person wouldn’t be able to access them. Please note that minimum investment sizes for investors may vary by on an investment-to-investment basis – as opposed to being held constant across all opportunities – for certain platforms.
In order to find information on accessibility using Alts for All, you should check out our data on terms and conditions across platforms, available under "Compare" on the navbar.
If you want to find the information for yourself, you are generally best off referencing the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) portion of a platform’s sites. For accreditation, sites will normally include a relevant answer under the questions “Who can invest on [platform]?” and “What is an accredited investor?” Otherwise, resort to a Google search by asking something along the lines of “[platform] accredited investor” or “who can invest on [platform]?” In order to find the minimum investment size, look for a question like “is there a minimum or maximum amount that I can invest on [platform]?” under FAQs or Google “[platform] minimum investment."
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