institutional accredited investors
institutional accredited investors (IAIs)
USA
Any institutional investor which falls within any of the following categories of accredited investor at the time of the sale of the securities to that investor:
• Any bank; any savings and loan association, whether acting in its individual or fiduciary capacity; any registered broker or dealer; any insurance company; any investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or a business development company as defined in Section 2(a)(48) of that act; any Small Business Investment Company licensed by the US Small Business Administration under Section 301(c) or (d) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958; any plan established and maintained by a state, its political subdivisions, or any agency or instrumentality of a state or its political subdivisions, for the benefit of its employees, with total assets in excess of $5 million; or any employee benefit plan within the meaning of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 where investment decisions are made by a plan fiduciary that is either a bank, savings and loan association, insurance company, or registered investment adviser, or if the employee benefit plan has total assets in excess of $5 million or, if a self-directed plan, with investment decisions made solely by persons that are accredited investors.
• Any private business development company as defined in Section 202(a)(22) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
• Any organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, corporation, Massachusetts or similar business trust, or partnership, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the securities offered, with total assets in excess of $5 million.
• Any trust, with total assets in excess of $5 million, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the securities offered, whose purchase is directed by a sophisticated person as described in Rule 506(b)(2)(ii).
See Rule 501(a) of Regulation D of the Securities Act.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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