Frequently Asked Questions

New to the world of secondary markets and alternative investments? We're here to help! Please take a moment to review our list of frequently asked questions below.

General Questions

CFX Markets is the secondary market for alternative assets. CFX Markets acts as a centralized platform where investors can buy and sell shares of alternative assets with each other, bringing liquidity and flexibility to the industry. CFX is integrated with other issuers and portals to streamline the process of secondary market transfers of alternative assets.
A secondary market is a financial market in which previously issued financial instruments such as stock, bonds, options, and futures are bought and sold. CFX Markets is a secondary market for alternative assets, along with other types of private placements.

Many observers have noted that one of the major weakness of alternative asset investing has been the lack of a functioning secondary market. To this point, alternative assets have generally been considered illiquid, or unable to be easily resold. This serves to limit the investor base to only those investors who can take on longer-term investments.

At CFX Markets, we’re working to change that. With our experience in the financial markets and alternative asset industries, we know that alternative assets need a secondary market to reach their full potential. We developed CFX Markets to deal with the lack of liquidity and work with some of the top issuers and platforms in the industry to make liquidity not only possible but practical as well. CFX Markets is a leading independent secondary market auction provider for the alternative asset industry.
Yes. We go to great lengths to ensure the security of all of our member information and other data and use Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”). SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers. We are also regularly audited by third party security firms to ensure compliance with the most rigorous security standards. For added protection, we never store your personal information on our servers.

For Sellers

An investor may want to sell their securities for any number of reasons including:

  • an unexpected life event that requires cash
  • an investment fund that needs to be harvested for LPs
  • financial performance of the company
  • high demand from potential secondary buyers
CFX Markets is an online platform where investors can buy and sell shares of alternative assets with each other. Sellers may list their eligible assets on the platform, where buyers can compete for the best price to purchase these assets.
CFX Markets is a hybrid of an auction and an open market platform. What does that mean? We allow for many participants to gain access to each transaction, which provides the best pricing for the seller. We also allow for an immediate "buy now" price for faster execution. The duration and price targets for all listings are controlled by the seller, giving you flexibility and the best pricing available.
Once we have a signed listing agreement from you, we're ready to place your asset for listing right away. A typical listing runs from 3-5 days and is sold during the first listing. From there, through our expedited online platform, we are able to complete the transfer within 1-2 weeks of matching.
Once your asset has been listed and sold on the platform, your proceeds are held in escrow until the shares have been transferred to the new owner. Once we have received confirmation of the transfer, funds are released to the seller and can be send via electronic ACH or wire for faster delivery.
There is no charge to list your asset on CFX Markets. We charge a 3.5% fee to the seller and a 2.5% fee to the buyer, based off of the matched purchase price.
The online signing process is quick and easy to use, and works for all major browsers and operating systems. If you need any assistance with this process, you can review our quick guide to signing online.

For Buyers

Currently, only accredited investors are eligible to purchase CFX assets. An accredited investor is a term defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under Regulation D, Rule 501. An investor must accomplish at least one of the following in order to qualify as accredited:

  1. Earn an individual income of more than $200,000 per year, or a joint spousal income of more than $300,000 per year, in each of the last two years and expect to reasonably maintain the same level of income.
  2. Have a net worth exceeding $1 million, either individually or jointly with his or her spouse.
  3. Be a bank, insurance company, registered investment company, business development company, or small business investment company.
  4. Be a general partner, executive officer, director or a related combination thereof for the issuer of a security being offered.
  5. Be a business in which all the equity owners are accredited investors.
  6. Be an employee benefit plan, a trust, charitable organization, partnership, or company with total assets in excess of $5 million.
Investors can verify their accreditation status by following the steps spelled out in the Investor Dashboard. Simply create an account or sign in and select “Dashboard” on the top right hand corner of your screen. This should bring you to the “My Dashboard” section. Click on “Update your Investment Account,” and scroll down to “2) Accreditation Process.” Click on “Verify Accreditation” and begin the investor verification process from there.

There are many methods to qualify as an accredited investor, including providing supporting documentation of your assets or income, providing a letter from a licensed professional certifying your status as an accredited investor, or allowing third-party vendors to verify your status as an accredited investor. In some instances, a detailed bio stating your source of wealth, employment history, and income may also suffice.

For trusts, LLCs and other entities, we are required to collect the relevant legal agreements to ensure you are legally permitted to direct investments.

For additional information about individual and entity accreditation requirements, please review the guidelines on the SEC website or email us at
Most of our offerings are Non-Listed Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).  These are public and private, professionaly managed, funds that provide access to large scale commercial real estate.  We also work with Bsuiness Development Companies (BDCs), crowdfunded securities, Regulation D interest, Regulation A+ securities, EB-5 positions and Delaware Statutory Trust holdings.
A buyer can either match the price of the seller or place a new bid. Once a buyer places a new bid, the seller can decide whether to accept that bid or set a new “ask.” In this way, CFX Markets acts as an open and transparent marketplace for all buyers and sellers.
Yes, these investments are highly speculative and investors should be able to bear the loss of their entire investment.
The sponsor controls the assets and is responsible to managing the subject asset or assets.
While CFX Markets provides investors with tools, relevant information, market data, sponsor information, property information and third party information, CFX Markets makes no recommendations about any particular investment and each investor must do their own due diligence before making a decision to invest.
The market value is the multiplication of the amount of the total shares of a company and the price of a single share.
Yes, assuming that all other IRA or Roth IRA requirements are met and that your IRA provider allows alternative assets to be held in IRA accounts. Contact your IRA provider for more details.
Yes. Equity securities are offered through Sageworks Capital Inc., a registered broker/dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.

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