Q: What does 'at risk' mean?

I understand that my EB-5 investment must be maintained at risk. How much risk is required and for how long does my investment need to stay at risk? 

Under the EB-5 program, the concept of “investing” requires that an investor place the required amount of capital “at risk for the purpose of generating a return on the capital placed at risk.” An investment made under the program requires a “risk of loss” as well as a “chance for...


An EB-5 investment into a “new commercial enterprise” (NCE) must be an “at risk equity investment. This means that the NCE must use the capital only for profit in a job creating business where the capital could be lost if the business does not go well. Also the NCE itself...


To qualify as an EB-5 investment, the immigrant investor must actually place his or her capital "at risk." The mere intent to invest is not sufficient. If the immigrant investor is guaranteed a return, or a rate of return on all or a portion of his or her capital, then...

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