What is a Wholesale Investor?
In order to approve applications into the Monochrome Investment Trust (MIT) a criteria must be met. Investors who seek to apply must be classified as ‘wholesale’ in accordance with Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act 2001:
Product value test
If the commencement amount paid by an investor at the time of investment in the fund is $500,000 or greater the person will remain a wholesale investor even if their interest subsequently falls below $500,000.
For investments less than $500,000, the following tests will apply:
Personal wealth test
An investor is classified as “wholesale” when the person has net assets of at least $2.5 million or has a gross income for each of the last two financial years of at least $250,000. A certificate by a qualified accountant, no longer than 2 years old, must be provided upon request.
Professional investor test
The Monochrome Investment Trust is made avaliable to a ‘professional investor’ which includes:
- An Australian financial services licensee;
- A body regulated by APRA outside of superannuation;
- A body registered under the Financial Corporations Act 1974;
- Trustees of superannuation funds, approved deposit funds, pooled superannuation trusts and public sector superannuation schemes under the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 with net assets of at least $10million;
- A person who controls at least $10million.