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Nearly 1 in 5 South African HNWIs Cite “Emigration” as Reason For Selling Homes

August 2, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   The below is an excerpt from the South Africa Investment Migration Report 2020. Following a drastic devaluation of the Rand in 2014/15, the number of HNWIs in South Africa rose steadily until 2018. For 2019, Credit Suisse (CS) put the figure at 46,000 HNWIs, while Knight...

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IMI Talent: Results-Only, Fixed-Price Headhunting For Investment Migration Firms

April 1, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Finding the right people to hire for your investment migration business is challenging. It’s a highly specialized field with a relatively small pool of suitable candidates. The big job listing sites don’t have a job category called “investment migration”. No university offers an MSc in Golden...

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The Year in Investment Migration: 2019 in 12 Graphs

December 20, 2019

As 2020 beckons, we review the year in investment migration through 12 graphs and their accompanying articles, one from each month, telling the visual story of 2019. January Remembering the Dead Part 2 – Citizenship by Investment Programs of Yesteryear In this article series, Stephane Tajick explored citizenship by...

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7 Principles Investment Migration Professionals Must Grasp to Succeed in the MENA Region

December 16, 2019

Ahmad AbbasJordan   The MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region is the world’s second-largest investment migration market (after China) and the biggest of all for the citizenship by investment subcategory. It’s home to nearly half a million millionaires (according to Knight Frank’s Wealth Report) who are, more than...

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33 Investment Migration Summits Already Planned for 2020 – Half in Russia/CIS

December 14, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Of the 33 large-scale events so far planned for 2020, 16 will take place in Russia/CIS, twice as many as in the second-most popular region for investment migration conferences; Asia ex. China. When 2-4 times a year we publish event overviews like these, the event horizon...

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17 Newly Listed Open Job Positions in the Investment Migration Industry

November 4, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Investment Migration Insider is home to the world’s only job listing section exclusively dedicated to investment migration professionals. We update our listings at regular intervals. Over the last week, we’ve added another 17 open positions to our list. Jobs range from entry-level to senior management and...

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The Relative IM Market Share of Residence, Citizenship, and Entrepreneur Programs

October 16, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   In the past, we’ve explored in detail the respective popularity, profitability, growth rates, and market sizes of the three sub-categories of investment migration (IM); residence by investment programs (RIPs), citizenship by investment programs (CIPs), and entrepreneur/startup visas (SUVs). Some examples of our past global, IM category-specific...

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82% of China’s Immigration Agencies Are Under Five Years Old – Deregulation Sets off Deluge in Openings

October 15, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Last month, we reported on an analysis from Chinese investment migration researchers that found China has between 4,857 and 27,238 immigration intermediaries, depending on how broadly you define the term. As explained in the previous article, the researchers devised two separate definitions; one strict, the other...

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The Crisis in China’s Investment Immigration Market: Part 2

August 17, 2019

Luc Lu 陆琦Shanghai/Singapore   The following is a continuation of Luc Lu’s The Crisis in China’s Investment Immigration Market: Part 1. In part one, we mentioned that, with the advent of a deregulated Chinese investment migration market in late 2018, the competitive advantage of the country’s gargantuan immigration companies...

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As Hong Kong Impasse Intensifies, Investment Migration Firms Report Surge in Inquiries

August 14, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   As anti-Beijing protests continue to escalate in Hong Kong, service providers say inquiries about alternative residence and citizenship from the city’s wealthy are surging. “We’ve definitely seen an uptick in inquiries from Hong Kong,” says Nick Stephens of NTL Trust. “Particularly online. We never used to...

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