iCapital Network Opens Online Alternatives Platform To Accredited Investors

Apr 24 2017 | 6:29pm ET

Alternative investment platform provider iCapital Network has expanded its product suite to include access to investment opportunities by accredited investors.

The financial technology firm’s online platform was previously only available to qualified purchasers. As part of the roll-out, iCapital has enhanced the functionality of its technology platform to allow for the onboarding and servicing of accredited investors – with the platform specifically tailored for each investor base.

The accredited investor market, estimated to be ten times the size of the qualified purchaser market, has a burgeoning appetite for alternative investments and the important role they play in diversifying a portfolio, iCapital said in a statement. The large and growing high-net-worth market is also a critical source of capital for alternative asset managers.

The platform enhancement opens the broader high-net-worth market up to a curated selection of alternative investments on the iCapital platform, which includes private equity, private credit, venture capital, real estate and a diverse selection of hedge funds. iCapital also provides extensive due diligence and educational support for the affluent investor and financial advisor communities.  

“We recognize the growing appetite from a widening set of investors for alternative investments, and this expansion marks our commitment to providing individual investors with the tools they need to thoughtfully construct diversified, institutional-quality portfolios.” said Lawrence Calcano, CEO of iCapital Network, in the statement. 

“Since iCapital’s inception our focus has been the democratization of institutional-quality alternative investments. We look forward to continuing our conversations with the general partner community on an expanded range of alternative products as we develop our accredited offerings,” added Nick Veronis, iCapital’s co-founder.

Founded in 2013, iCapital provides modular alternative investment solutions for registered investment advisors, broker-dealers, private banks, family offices and other sophisticated investors. The company services more than $2 billion in assets for approximately 3,000 investors across more than 40 private offerings, while its member network is comprised of approximately 1,500 qualified investors and advisory professionals collectively overseeing more than $1.7 trillion in investable assets.

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