Wholesale Investor Definition

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.