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Obviously, one of the biggest concerns for an EB-5 petitioner is “Will I get my money back?” EB-5 investors, like all investors, desire some kind of assurance that their investment capital will be reasonably safe from risk. There are times, however, when risk can be a good thing, and a guarantee can actually be detrimental. Such is the case when it comes to satisfying the investment requirements of the EB-5 program. In order to qualify as an EB-5 investment, the investment funds must be at risk. But what exactly does at risk mean? This article seeks to answer this question, and to explain the difference between an EB-5 investment that is at risk … and a risky EB-5 investment!