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Opening of IMC office in Hong Kong

The Investment Migration Council (IMC), the worldwide association for Investor Immigration and Citizenship-by-Investment, head quartered in Geneva, has recently opened an office in Hong Kong represented by Mandeville & Associates. This ‘touch point’ serves to spread the reach of the IMC and its work throughout some of the key markets in the world. Mandeville & […]

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Reopening of the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program

After many different attempts to control the influx of Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (“QIIP”) applications, the Quebec immigration department has renewed the intake of QIIP applications under a quota system allocated to financial intermediaries (“Quota System”) for a second year.  Set at 1,750 applications (with a limit of 1,200 from a single country), this year’s […]

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Diverse and Neutral immigration solutions for Chinese

Massive migration from China took place starting from the early 19th century right into 1950s, mainly driven by starvation and invasions from foreign countries. After 1980 however, an increasing number of Chinese migrate overseas with the implementation of a liberal migration policies .  The majority of emigrants  are  China’s  richest individuals and its highly educated […]

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Prosperity Needs Diversity

NZ businesses will need more than $420b in capital by 2025 to support export growth to achieve the Government’s ambitious “Growth Agenda”. KPMG analysis suggests there will be a shortfall of around $115b that will need to be funded by foreign investment. There is evidence that start-up and early stage NZ businesses are likely to […]

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The View from Down Under

The Significant Investor Visa (SIV) programme is Australia’s main path to residency for international investors. Investors must invest a minimum of Aus$5 million over 4 years in “approved” investments after which time they receive permanent residency. A Premium Investor Visa (“PIV”) is also available and is aimed at attracting applicants with business and entrepreneurial skills. […]

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Canada Investor Start-Up Visa Program to Become Popular in 2016

In 2016, Canada’s business immigration Start-Up Visa program is expected to become a more popular financing option for start-up companies across Canada. Over the past few years, Canada’s long standing federal business immigration programs were largely eliminated with the cancelation of the former Federal Immigrant Investor program and the Federal Entrepreneur program. Its replacement programs […]

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Wealth Migration Trends 2015

High net worth individual (HNWI) wealth is expected to reach a record US$64.3 trillion by 2016[1]. Of that, predictions show almost US$12 trillion is new HNWI wealth, fostered by robust expansion in most world regions. Symmetry can be seen between this HNWI growth and applicant numbers to global investor migration programmes over 2015, suggesting a […]

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