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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Kochenov: EU Cannot Stop CIPs Without First Becoming Superstate

Residence and citizenship by investment programs have come under criticism in the European Parliament in recent months with several MEPs calling for their closure. That – according to Chair in EU Constitutional Law at the University of Groningen, Professor Dimitry Kochenov – would be impossible, unless the European Union first became a superstate. More on

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Malta Residence Program Approaching 800 Applications Says MRVA-CEO Cutajar

Investment Migration Insider spoke to Roderick Cutajar, head of the Malta Residence Visa Programme, during the 2018 Investment Migration Forum in Geneva. He revealed that the program’s application numbers were quickly approaching 800, that the strong interest had led to a few months’ increase in processing time, and that many applicants are buying – rather than

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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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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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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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Saint Lucia CIP Introduces 10% Commission to Agents

It was during Wednesday’s session of the Investment Migration Forum, in front of three hundred or so delegates assembled in the Geneva Kempinski’s Grand Ballroom, that Saint Lucian Prime Minister Allen Chastanet announced his country’s CIP will begin paying a 10% commission to all registered agents promoting the $100,000 contribution option.  The audience – 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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