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“Almighty US Passport Isn’t as Powerful as It Used to Be”: Investment Migration People in The News This Week

August 22, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   In terms of mainstream media coverage, the pandemic appears to have had a positive impact on the industry; nary a week now goes by without investment migration practitioners making appearances in heavy-weight publications. Investment migration people in the news this week included: Jean-Francois Harvey of Harvey...

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“Wake Up in The Morning Without Smelling Tear Gas”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

July 2, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   The surge in African investor migrants, Singapore’s position in the global RCBI-market, the cup that runneth over for Hongkongers, and South Americans’ rush to save their capital from avaricious governments with a pandemic excuse for wealth-grabs were among the topics for which investment migration professionals appeared...

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“Two New CIPs This Year For Sure,” Reveals Harvey in Interview

June 29, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   This video is the third in an IMI Club exclusive series of interviews with investment migration personalities, centered on questions surrounding the direction the market will take following COVID-19. To see Episode 1, with Andrew Henderson of Nomad Capitalist, and Episode 2, with Eric Major of...

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Investment Migration in the News This Week: “COVID-19 Has Accelerated Adoption of [CBI]”

June 8, 2020

Prominent investment migration figures have garnered an unusually high degree of coverage in mainstream outlets over the past week in stories centering mostly on trigger-events in Hong Kong, the United States, and – globally – the pandemic. Practitioners mentioned this week include: Christian Kälin and Paddy Blewer of Henley...

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Exclusive Interview Series: Investment Migration After COVID-19 – What Next?

June 8, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   This week, we’ll be publishing a brand new series of interviews with senior investment migration experts to get a sense of what they think will change for the RCBI-market in the aftermath of the pandemic. We have purposely selected a group of outspoken individuals that we...

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Hong Kong’s Already-Hot Migration Market Boils Over Following National Security Law Announcement

May 25, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   The Hong Kong emigration market, already simmering since protests began in earnest last year, is now boiling over following Beijing’s announcement that it intends to impose a new national security law in the territory. Thousands of Hong Kongers have taken to the streets this week to...

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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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J.F. Harvey: The Missing Pillar in Caribbean CBI – Justification of Refusals

June 7, 2019

Jean-François HarveyGlobal Managing Partner, Harvey Law Group   Jean-François Harvey argues that the Caribbean CBI practice of not providing any explanations when rejecting an application is Kafkaesque, unnecessary, and unfair. The release of the OECD Model Mandatory Disclosure Rules and its practical guidance for Financial Institutions have sparked renewed...

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Harvey Law Takes Golden Visas Off Shelf, Turns Focus to Startup/Entrepreneur Programs

April 24, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Harvey Law Group’s global managing partner, Jean-François Harvey, tells IMI his firm is phasing out of the golden visa market, opting instead to focus on startup and entrepreneur visas, a category of immigration that, he points out, adds more value to the destination economy – and...

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Industry Largely Welcomes Grenada CIP’s 20% Equity Rule, But Not Everyone is Happy

April 18, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   While prominent industry commentators laud the introduction of a skin-in-the-game requirement, some Grenadian developers say the government’s definition of “skin” puts them at a distinct disadvantage. Show me the money New regulations for the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Programme stipulate that CBI-real estate developers must have...

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