Some investment opportunities are only available to accredited investors and the criteria is specified in Rule 501 of Regulation D as promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. An example of this would be an oil and gas investor. Although we are not lawyers, we understand the definition of accredited investor for Reg D purposes, which we understand to be someone who is either:
(a) a natural person whose individual net worth, or joint net worth with that person’s spouse, exceeds $1,000,000; or
(b) a natural person who had an individual income in excess of $200,00 in each of the last two years and has a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the current year.
Thus accredited investor leads tend to be mature, knowledgeable individuals or “savvy investors.” The telemarketing sales rule makes reaching and discussing oil and gas investments, for example, rather difficult. We specialize in accredited investors for this reason.
We assemble information from third-party sources that use a combination of public records, transactional data, self-reported information and proprietary computer modeling and market research to determine estimated net worth, income and identify which of these individuals would tend to make their own investment decisions.
These lead generation programs for accredited investors are primarily direct mail driven. We can design your own mailing piece with the use of an outside agency, or yours. We obtain various types of mailing lists and use extensive proprietary marketing research to refine each prospect. We coordinate printing, letter shop and computer service bureau work.
We endeavor to be as accurate as we can be. Though we have had good experience with our researchers, the lead information is often dependent on the honesty of the source. In addition, because any prospective lead’s financial status can change abruptly, income and net worth qualifications will always need to be confirmed at the time of your contact.