Long Processing Times Among Golden Visas is an Unnecessary Curb on RCBI-Demand

A decade ago, the Canadian Immigrant Investor programs (CIIP) and the Hong Kong Capital Investment Scheme (HK CIS) dominated the market for residency programs. They were the biggest suppliers of investor visa spots and were considered the most interesting, each for different reasons. Other programs in the UK or Australia lagged in comparison because Canada

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L’ecuyer: The Industry Is at an Inflexion Point and Inaction Will Cost Us

Addressing industry stakeholders yesterday, Bruno L’ecuyer stressed the need for coordinated action vis-a-vis European institutions, highlighted the IMC’s new education program, and urged politicians to avoid uninformed decision-making.

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Approved CIP Agents Nears 1,000 Globally, But One Program Just Disqualified 38% of Its Licensees

The number of companies and individuals licensed to submit citizenship by investment applications – among the ten CIPs that require such licenses – now stands at 922 worldwide. While, in the last ten weeks alone, 30 new agents obtained approvals, Vanuatu’s DSP recently culled 14 out of 37 licensees. While the number of accredited agents

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Harvey Law Takes Golden Visas Off Shelf, Turns Focus to Startup/Entrepreneur Programs

Harvey Law Group’s global managing partner, Jean-François Harvey, tells IMI his firm is phasing out of the golden visa market, opting instead to focus on startup and entrepreneur visas, a category of immigration that, he points out, adds more value to the destination economy – and his firm.

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“Just the Beginning of a Huge, Worldwide Trend,” Says Kälin About Investment Migration

Panelists in Davos shared their vision of investment migration’s role in reducing global debt levels and bridging the gap between the places that have talent and the places that need it.

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Investment Migration Market Would Reach US$100bn in Revenue by 2025 if 23% CAGR Trend Persists

Between 2011 and 2017, revenue from investment migration programs more than tripled. The investment migration industry is now – conservatively estimated – a US$21.4 billion market that’s growing by 23% a year.

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“Fewer, Bigger Firms”: Regulation Will Drive Industry Consolidation, Says H&P CEO

Speaking to IMI in Davos last month, newly appointed CEO of Henley & Partners, Jürg Steffen, said he was optimistic about the industry’s future growth but that increased regulation would bring about an environment in which smaller firms will struggle to survive.

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IMC to Launch Education and Certification Program “Imminently”

The Investment Migration Council (IMC) has announced, in a letter its members, that it will be its IMC Education & Training program very soon. “[…] we will be launching IMC Education and Training imminently. Establishing a framework of certification and accreditation will demonstrate the transparency and responsibility to which our industry must adhere,” writes the

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Global Investor Immigration Council (GIIC) Appears to Be Terminated

Christian NesheimEditor   Founding members of the Global Investor Immigration Council (GIIC) confirm they ended their involvement with the organization some time ago. The LLC that controls it has also been dissolved. Formed in 2015, the GIIC co-existed for some time with the Investment Migration Council (IMC), the worldwide association for investor immigration and citizenship-by-investment.

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RCBI-Industry Year-in-Review: Investment Migration’s Big Stories in 2018

In lieu of a newsletter summing up the past week in investment migration, this week we’re reviewing 2018 as a whole. Record Growth, Changing Chinese Preferences, Increased Media Attention: Investment Migration in 2018 On the whole, 2018 was the investment migration industry’s best year on record in several respects; never have so many individuals invested

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Juerg Steffen Takes Helm as CEO of Henley & Partners Amid Slew of Top-Flight Appointments

In a press release today, Henley & Partners has officially announced a number of C-suite changes and an expansion of its Executive Committee. Most notably, Dr. Juerg Steffen, who has served as COO for the past several years, will take over for Dr. Christian Kälin as CEO. CEO by unanimous decision Having spent the better

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