Eric Major: Resolving Arton/IMC Matter is “In Everyone’s Interest” and Latitude Can Play a Role
During this week’s Investment Migration Forum in Geneva, attended by more than 300 delegates representing industry stakeholders from around the world, Investment Migration Insider had the opportunity to get comments from several key industry figures, one of whom was Eric Major, Founding Partner of Latitude Consultants.
Major indicated that Latitude, through its new cooperation with Arton Capital, could play a role in bridging the gap between Arton Capital and the Investment Migration Council (IMC).
“With all the media attention around our industry that’s been going in on, in particular over the last eight months, the last thing we need is industry participants – the stakeholders themselves – not getting along and creating negative media around what we do,” Major pointed out and added that “it’s in everyone’s interest that this matter gets resolved, as much for Arton Group as for the IMC […] We’re busy enough just dealing with the mainstream media around what we’re doing as an industry.”
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Questioned as to whether it was time for the IMC and Arton to bury the hatchet, Major postulated that serious discussions between the two parties would have to take place before that could happen.
“I understand that there are discussion taking place between the executive committee of the IMC and Mr. Arton, but there’s still a gap, from what I understand, and that gap needs a little bit of work,” said Major.
Christian Henrik Nesheim is the founder and editor of Investment Migration Insider, the #1 magazine – online or offline – for residency and citizenship by investment. He is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, documentary producer, and writer on the subject of investment migration, whose work is cited in the Economist, Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek, and Business Insider. Norwegian by birth, Christian has spent the last 16 years in the United States, China, Spain, and Portugal.