25% Discount on Tickets to Attend 13th Global Citizenship Conference in London

Henley & PartnersSponsored content   Questions around migration and transnational mobility are dictating geopolitics at every level and transforming the future of the global economy. The investment migration industry is shaped and driven by these debates, and it is more important than ever to stay ahead of the key trends driving the growing move towards

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Visa-Freedom Has Causal Effect on Democracy Score, But Not on GDP, Researchers Find

Using retrogression analysis, PhD candidates in Political Science Ömer Zarpli and Uğur Altundal of, respectively, the University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse University have measured the effect of visa-freedom scores on democracy scores and GDP. Their findings point to a causal link – not just a correlation – between visa-freedom and democracy scores as measured by

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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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Don’t Miss Our Exclusive Coverage of Investment Migration in Davos 2019

In January 2019, for the first time, the investment migration industry was represented in Davos during the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in the Swiss Alps. Investment Migration Insider was on-site to provide broad coverage. See the video in this story for a taste of what we’ll be publishing in the coming weeks. Our coverage

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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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Thailand Elite Residence Visa Applications Up 11x in Four Years

Stephane TajickMontreal   Interest in the Thailand Elite Residence Program is growing at a ferocious pace. Permit issuances are up 64% on the year, and have grown by a factor of eleven in just four years. The Thailand Elite Residence Program has made a notable comeback over the last few years. First introduced in 2003, the program remained relatively unknown to the industry until it was re-marketed in 2014. Three years later, Thailand Privilege

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The First Passport to Offer Worldwide Visa-Free Travel

With visa-free access to 84% of the world, the Japanese passport is now the world’s most powerful. Could we soon see a time where some passports reach 100%? Christian NesheimEditor   The Japanese can visit no less than 190 out of 226 countries and territories, according to the Henley & Partners Passport Index, making their

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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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Malta, Austria Have Best Citizenship, Residence Programs Finds Henley & Partners

In its fourth annual Global Residence and Citizenship Programs report, released today, Henley & Partners finds that Austria has bumped Portugal down to runner-up position and become the world’s best residence by investment program (RIP), while Malta retains its top spot as the world’s best citizenship by investment program (CIP). According to a company press

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25% Discount on Tickets to Attend the 12th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference in Dubai

Henley & PartnersSponsor   Over the past seven years, the number of formal citizenship-by-investment programs has grown from two to twelve, and according to Knight Frank’s 2018 Global Wealth Report, a third of ultra-high-net-worth-individuals hold a second passport, while another third plan to join the world of investment migration.  Furthermore, a recent report by The

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Investment Migration Nearly a US$20 Billion-a-Year Industry Estimates Chris Kälin

“The investment migration industry will soon reach US$ 20 billion annually,” says Dr. Christian Kälin, CEO and Chairman of Henley & Partners, the man widely regarded as the architect of the modern citizenship-by-investment industry, dubbed by Bloomberg as “the Passport King” and by others as “Mr. Citizenship”. “Depending on how you calculate it, of course, citizenship-by-investment

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Henley & Partners Speaks Out on SCL, Cambridge Analytica, House of Commons Report

An interim report published by the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee (DCMSC) titled Disinformation and “fake news” has recommended that the UK government investigate claims that say the firms Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), Cambridge Analytica, and Henley & Partners have been involved in the “undermining of democracies”. The report – which offers a wide array

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Moldova’s Market Impact: Likely to Attract “Different Type of Clientele” says Harvey

The new Moldova Citizenship by Investment program (MCBI) enters the global CIP-market with a value proposal and price level that places it squarely in competition with the five Caribbean programs, as well as that of Vanuatu. What impact will that have? We asked service providers with their finger on the market’s pulse to weigh in.

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Details Emerge on Moldova CIP: Donations to Start at €100,000, Soft Launch Next Month

Moldova’s new citizenship by investment program (officially abbreviated MCBI) will initially offer only one qualifying investment option – a contribution to the country’s Public Investment Fund starting at EUR 100,000 for a single applicant – and will open to a limited number of service providers already in August. According to the website of official concessionaire Henley &

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Breaking: Moldova CIP Mandate Goes to Henley & Partners Consortium

Moldova has awarded Henley & Partners the mandate to design, implement, and market itnernationally the upcoming Moldova Citizenship by Investment Program, according to a press release. Henley & Partners, the global leader in residence- and citizenship-by-investment, has won the public tender to design, implement, and internationally promote the much-anticipated Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment (MCBI) program. The firm

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Thai Residence Visa Taking Off: 1,400 Approvals in Year to April 2018

The Thai Elite Residence Program recorded some 1,400 approvals in the 12 months leading to April 2018, setting an all-time program record in March 2018 with 161 approvals, according to a press release by Henley & Partners. “The program went from attracting an average of 300 applications per year to securing over 900 on-boarded residents

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