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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IMC and Arton Settle Differences, Will Cooperate for Benefit of RCBI-Industry

The Investment Migration Council (IMC) has issued a statement in which they make clear that they have reconciled their differences with Arton Capital – stemming from the publishing of a 2016 report on the Hungarian Bond Residency Program – and will henceforth work together with Arton on projects that will benefit the investment migration industry. The report in

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CIPs Pose “Serious Security Risk” Says European Justice Commissioner – The IMC Responds

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he European Commissioner for Justice, Věra Jourová, has said that “the European Commission views the development [of citizenship by investment programs within the EU] with great concern” because approved applicants often have “no real connection” to the country and, furthermore, that the granting of citizenship poses a “serious security risk”. The Investment Migration Council has issued

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Asaria Speaks Out: “We Put All This Fake News Behind Us” and “Let Our Projects do The Talking”

Speaking to Investment Migration Insider during this week’s Investment Migration Forum in Geneva, Mohammed Asaria, founder of Range Developments, adopted a decidedly sanguine attitude toward recent malevolent attacks on his firm’s reputation. “It was very surprising to me that I had been purportedly detained in China when I was in Geneva […] It’s a shame

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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

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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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Chartered Investment Migration Practitioner – The IM Industry Needs a CFA-Equivalent

There are too many cowboys in our line of work. They’re playing it fast and loose and we need to rein them in before their cavalier attitudes cause irreparable harm to the whole investment migration industry. Ralph Dahinden recently wrote about the industry’s bad apples. I would add a layer of nuance to that analogy

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Larry Wang – The Immigration Market in China: Threats and Opportunities

This article first appeared in the Investment Migration Bulletin and has been reprinted with the permission of the Investment Migration Council. For centuries, China has experienced many historical periods of emigration and in the era of modern emigration, large numbers of Chinese have migrated to popular immigration destinations such as the U.S., Canada, Australia, U.K.,

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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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