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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“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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“We Agree With Most of What’s in It,” Says MIIP-Boss Cardona About EC Report

Speaking to IMI in Davos last week, CEO of the Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency, the entity charged with managing Malta’s citizenship by investment program, the MIIP, said he was, overall, “quite happy” with how his program was portrayed in the European Commission’s report on the investment migration industry. Watch the full interview by clicking

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Full EC Report on Investor Residence and Citizenship, Stakeholder Reactions

After some delay, the European Commission has now published the full version of its report on residence and citizenship by investment programs. Download it here. Read also industry stakeholders’ reactions to the report: Investment Migration Council (IMC): IMC on EC Report: European Institutions Must Include IM Industry in Policy-Making Process Dr. Dimitry Kochenov: Kochenov: EU

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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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Kochenov: EU Report on Investor Citizenship and Residence – When the Commission Misleads

Contributed by Dr. Dimitry Kochenov Today, on 23 January 2019 the Commission released its ‘Report on Investor Citizenship and Residence Schemes in the European Union.’ Given the negative attention the whole issue of selling EU citizenship and residence has been receiving from the powers that be in the European Union, be it the European Parliament

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Eur. Commission Report on RCBI Ignores Socio-economic Benefits, Says H&P

Responding to the European Commission’s long-awaited report on residence and citizenship by investment – which will only become publicly available tomorrow – Henley & Partners have issued a press release. While the firm agreed with some of the Commission’s conclusions, the report, said Henley & Partners, “is lacking when it comes to the important consideration

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CIP Critics in European Commission “Didn’t Even Bother” to Consult Malta IIP Regulator

Earlier this week, the Malta Individual Investor Programme’s regulator – ORiip – published its annual report on the MIIP which showed the program had already raised in excess of a billion euros. Also included in that report was Regulator Carmel L. De Gabriele’s foreword, in which he expressed “utter dismay” at the European Commission (EC)

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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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Tajick: The RCBI-Industry’s Role in Shaping the New Global Economy

Researcher Stephane Tajick explores the near-to-medium term future of the RCBI-market, and tries to predict the industry’s role in the new global economy. Redistribution of talent Pretty much all advanced economies  – as well as several large emerging countries like China, Brazil and Russia – have extremely low fertility rates. The global fertility rate is below 2.5

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Transparency International Slams Golden Visas in New Report

Transparency International, in cooperation with Global Witness, today published a 50-page report entitled European Getaway; Inside the Murky World of Golden Visas. Released just minutes ago, the full extent of the report’s findings are as yet unclear, but a quick glance indicates a highly critical approach. The report’s executive summary offers hints (bold ours): “[…]The

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4 Reasons Citizenship by Investment Isn’t a Security Threat to the EU

Opinion of the editor The European Commissioner for Justice, Vera Jourova, has called citizenship by investment programs (CIPs) a “serious security risk“, launched an investigation into the matter, and is preparing a new set of (mandatory) procedural recommendations to European CIP-countries. But CIPs are not the menace to European peace and stability that Jourova –

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