L’ecuyer: “Shocked and Alarmed” at MEPs’ Misconceptions of IM Industry

The IMC’s chief executive says “there is a very big misunderstanding of what this industry is all about” but thinks the reshuffling of the European Parliament is a unique chance to set the record straight.

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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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Euro-Parliament Votes to Endorse “Phasing Out” of RCBI in Europe: “Not the Right Answer,” Says IMC

The European Parliament today voted to adopt the TAX3 Committee’s February report calling for a “phasing out” of RCBI in Europe. The IMC has reacted with disappointment, calling instead on MEPs to support its work in raising industry standards.

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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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IMC on EC Report: European Institutions Must Include IM Industry in Policy-Making Process

Responding to the European Commission’s report on residence and citizenship programs in Europe, the Investment Migration Council says it’s time for EU-level institutions to engage with the industry and involve it in the policy-making process. We welcome the Commission’s report. It represents progress towards the establishment of a rigorous, fair and formalised system for investment

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Industry Reacts Positively to UK Tier 1 Moratorium, Reforms “Ready by Spring”

Following yesterday’s suspension of the UK Tier 1 Investor Visa – though not the Entrepreneur category – industry participants with whom Investment Migration Insider has been in touch say they welcome the Home Office’s decision. Reforms to be introduced “in the spring” In a written statement to Parliament, Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes has further elaborated

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“Need to Deal in Facts, Not Fear” Says IMC-Chief About MEPs’ Calls to “Phase Out” RCBI-Programs

In a draft report published last week, the European Parliament’s Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion, and Tax Avoidance Committee called for the “phasing out” of investment migration programs across Europe. Today, Bruno L’ecuyer, head of the Investment Migration Council, urges stakeholders to put things in perspective to engender a “mature debate about investor migration”. “Immigration is always

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IMC-Boss L’ecuyer on EU/OECD: “We’re Engaging the Powers That Be to Set the Record Straight”

During an interview with IMI at the Investment Immigration Summit in Hong Kong a few weeks ago, Bruno L’ecuyer, CEO of the Investment Migration Council, spoke about how the industry association is meeting the challenges brought on by increased scrutiny from supranational bodies like the EU and the OECD. “We want to meet with the

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IMC’s L’ecuyer Urges Adherence to Ethical Code Following QIIP-Investigation

In a response to the airing of an investigative report on the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) by Canadian state broadcaster CBC Radio Canada, the CEO of the Investment Migration Council (IMC), Mr. Bruno L’ecuyer, has issued an open letter to all Residency and Citizenship by Investment professionals. For background, see Tajick: Public Broadcaster Investigation Rocks

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IMC to Develop Curriculum, Qualifications Framework for RCBI-Industry, Modeled on STEP

During an intergovernmental roundtable, organized as part of this year’s Investment Migration Forum in Geneva, government representatives from a global array of stakeholder countries pledged support to the Investment Migration Council, considered the problem of misconceptions about the investment migration industry, and learned of plans to develop a framework of qualification for industry practitioners, according

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Investment Migration Council Opens Caribbean Office, Represented by Latitude

Press release via Investment Migration Council: Geneva, 25th January 2018 The Investment Migration Council (IMC), the worldwide association for Investor Migration and Citizenship-by-Investment, headquartered in Geneva, has opened an office in the Caribbean represented by Latitude Consultancy Limited.  This ‘touch point’ serves to spread the reach of the IMC and its work throughout one of the

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Bruno L’ecuyer on the Investment Migration Council’s China-expansion plans

IMC-head L’ecuyer talks about the IMC’s upcoming China-office and how he determines which Chinese firms he invites to join the organization. Stay in the loop! Get a weekly summary. We keep an eye on everything that moves in the CBI and RBI industry so you don’t have to. Once a week, we’ll send you a

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Arton Claims to Have Filed Defamation Suit Against IMC – “What Lawsuit?” Says IMC

According to an article in today’s edition of Caribbean News Now, Arton Capital has filed a lawsuit in the United Arab Emirates against the Investment Migration Council and Citizenship Invest, the firm the article says operates the IMC’s representative office in the region. Arton Capital claims the allegations brought forth in a December 2016 report jointly

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