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IMC Welcomes Council of Europe’s Report on Investment Migration

August 12, 2020

Ahmad AbbasJordan   The implication of the report’s recommendations for regulation and common standards is that investment migration is a legitimate business. A recent report from the Council of Europe (CoE) endeavors to shed an objective light on issues surrounding investment migration in EU states. Adopted by the Committee...

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More Than 50 Professionals Have Qualified for Certification in Investment Migration

May 21, 2020

IMC Education & TrainingSponsor   Almost a year on from the launch of the Certification in Investment Migration, we are seeing more and more practitioners, from all over the world, opting to get certified by the Investment Migration Council (IMC).  With 150 registrations over this past year, and more than...

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“No Breach of Code”: IMC Reinstates Chetcuti’s Membership

April 28, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   After seven months of investigations into allegations brought against Jean-Philippe Chetcuti in a selectively edited hidden-camera report last year, the Investment Migration Council (IMC) has concluded that Chetcuti did not violate its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and has, consequently, remove the temporary suspension imposed...

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Investment Migration Forum Latest in Slew of Corona-Related Event Postponements

March 15, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   The Investment Migration Forum in Brussels is the latest among more than a dozen conferences and summits that have deemed it necessary to cancel or delay events as a consequence of the pandemic. For the moment, several events planned for March in Russia/CIS and Vietnam appear...

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Moneyval and IMC Largely See Eye to Eye on Cyprus CIP’s AML/CFT Vulnerabilities

February 26, 2020

Ahmad AbbasJordan   Moneyval, one of the EU’s chief financial watchdogs, has submitted a detailed report highlighting Cyprus’ efforts in combating money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) within its internal financial structure. The report provided its readers with mixed results, praising the efforts of the Cypriot government’s in...

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What the EU Needs to Learn From Canada’s Targeted Investment Migration Model

January 27, 2020

Ahmad AbbasJordan   The money-for-rights model of investment migration – while economically successful – is a hard sell, politically. Canada’s model offers a compromise. Canada’s Entrepreneurial Provincial Nominee Programmes may be the answer to utangling Europe’s investment migration dilemma. Parliamentarians from a particular segment of the political spectrum, and...

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IMC Introduces Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy

January 8, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   The Investment Migration Council today publishes the investment migration industry’s first global standard Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) Policy, which will come into effect on March 1st and apply strictly to all members. “This is another step in further professionalizing our industry and harmonizing standards globally,” says...

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EESC Echoes Eur. Parliament’s “Phase-Out” Call – “Intellectually Disingenuous,” Says IMC

October 31, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   The Investment Migration Council (IMC) expresses chagrin at being excluded from consultations on a report it says was “hijacked by ill-informed, unaccountable third party organizations.” In an opinion adopted yesterday, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) “echoes the European Parliament’s call in a recent report...

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certi , education , imc , imcet , industry-trends

IMC’s Investment Migration Certification Program Gaining Momentum

October 5, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   In June this year, the Investment Migration Council premiered an industry first: a certification program for industry practitioners – current and prospective – aimed at instilling high ethical standards and subject matter competence among professionals. Scandals and instances of malpractice in the industry surface at regular...

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IMC Suspends Individual Memberships of Chetcuti Executives, ORiip to Review All Files

September 27, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   The Investment Migration Council has suspended the individual memberships of Dr. Jean-Philippe Chetcuti and Keith Camilleri. “On 26 September 2019, the IMC has suspended the memberships of Dr. Jean-Philippe Chetcuti and Mr. Kenneth Camilleri, in accordance with the IMC Disciplinary Rules and Procedures until further notice,”...

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