Press release

HF Corporation Launches its Own CBI Index – Malta and Cyprus Come Out on Top

Dr. Hussain Farooq’s HF Corporation has crafted its own index of citizenship by investment programs, the Ius Pecuniae Index (IPI).

The IPI becomes the 7th such ranking to attempt to objectively classify the value of citizenships – in this case limited only to the eight countries that offer formal citizenship by investment programs – after the Henley & Partners Passport Index, the Arton Capital Passport Index, the PWM/James McKay/CS Global CBI Index, the STC Passport Index, the Kochenov/Henley & Partners Quality of Nationality Index, and the Nomad Passport Index, and is thus the newest contender for this year’s version of Investment Migration Insider’s tongue-in-cheek Investment Migration Index Index©.

The Ius Pecuniae Index reaches a conclusion strikingly different from that of the PWM/James McKay/CS Global CBI Index where Dominica took the top spot. Unlike the CBI Index, the IPI takes settlement rights into account, a metric by which Cyprus and Malta are unrivaled among CIPs.

For further details, see the press release below:

Date: 09 January 2018

HF Corporation, and Ius Pecuniae Research Centre, today presented a new perspective on citizenship with the launch of the first edition of Ius Pecuniae Index.

The index, which will be updated periodically, has been created and designed to comprehensively analyse the important topic of citizenship by investment, or ius pecuniae, with a research-driven and transparent approach.

”We live in a globalised and inter-connected world. Although the countries are separated by geographic boundaries yet the countries of the world remain dependent on each other, thereby creating a global economy’’, says Dr. Hussain Farooq, President of HF Corporation, the citizenship advisory firm which is known for its client-centric and research-driven approach.

”Some countries have great healthcare and educational facilities while others don’t. In some countries, it may take as little as half a day to register a new firm while the median duration for registering a new firm in certain countries may be as high as 7 months. Some countries have 350 days of sunshine, while some have polar nights.

A message from our partners
June 3rd ad version

The citizens of certain countries, regardless of their own talent, have the convenience of traveling around the world without obtaining prior visas while the citizens of some countries need to wait for days, or even weeks, to first get an interview appointment from the embassies of certain developed countries and then have to wait further for the decision on their visa applications before they can commence their journey. The citizens of certain countries even have the right of establishment in other countries while the citizens of some countries can’t enjoy this privilege.

This discrepancy in the quality of life among different countries of the world, along with the differences in the external value of citizenship of the nationals of different countries, and the increasing trend of globalisation, creates a desire for acquisition of second citizenship and/or an alternate residence”, he further added.

The use of ius pecuniae helps somewhat, if not completely, in reducing inequalities among the nationals of developed and underdeveloped countries. Although there are different ways of acquiring another citizenship including, but not limited to, migration to another country, the Ius Pecuniae Index, however, compares and provides a comprehensive analysis, on the basis of quantifiable data, on eight (8) countries in the world that have legal and established citizenship by investment programs thereby granting citizenship, or naturalisation rights, to foreign individuals if they meet certain pecuniary (monetary) requirements.

The index is not just a comparative ranking of the countries included, it rather provides a new perspective on citizenship. Each of the countries included in the index is unique in its own way and has much more to offer than just the naturalisation rights. Some countries make great tourist destinations while some offer good economic freedom.

The index is an insightful and indispensable tool for anyone who has an interest in learning about ius pecuniae, or citizenship by investment, an increasingly important topic of interest; be it individuals wishing to actualise their global dreams or their advisors, immigration practitioners and lawyers; fiduciary service providers who need to advise their discerning clientele or the inward investment promotional agencies of the governments which are either running such programs or wish to develop such investor programs to attract foreign direct investments in their respective countries which can, in turn, be used for the betterment of their indigenous population.

The index may also be of interest to the indigenous population of some of these countries who could learn about some interesting facts, and unique powers of their passports, and their citizenship.

The index will be available for download from

Christian Henrik Nesheim AdministratorKeymaster

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.

follow me