As the editor of the Investment Migration Yearbook, it is a pleasure to welcome you to this edition of the IMC Bulletin, which brings to you a selection of the interviews and articles featured in the 2019/2020 Yearbook.
The IM Yearbook, although only in its second edition, has become the flagship publication of the fast-growing investment migration industry. Over four months, the CountryProfiler editorial team spoke to the leading lights of the industry who have shared their thoughts and opinions on the current trends and topics that are influencing the sector. Our industry overview provides a detailed update on the current state of the investment migration industry. We have dedicated an entire section to the biggest stories of the year and run you through the most important debates that are taking place. The investment migration industry is facing a period of unprecedented change and disruption, and the 2019/2020 IM Yearbook sheds a light on the issues that the industry’s movers and shakers believe will likely shape the sector in the years ahead.
For this IMC Bulletin, we have chosen an article of Bruno L’ecuyer who argues that setting common industry standards is key to sustain the growth the industry has enjoyed throughout the past years. We chatted with Austin Fragomen who, supported by decades of experience, discusses the latest market developments. Khalid Koser, the Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund, widens the migration debate beyond the refugee crisis and calls for a sensible and informed debate on migration to take place. We also spoke with Edward Beshara who highlights routes to the US other than the EB-5, while Larry Wang explains what Chinese clients really want.
In addition to the articles featured in this newsletter, we encourage you to download your own personal copy of the IM Yearbook. The magazine is packed with information on 112 pages, and there is a lot to discover.
We hope you enjoy reading it, and we’d like to thank everyone who supported and contributed to this edition of the IM Yearbook.
The development of global standards for the investment migration industry needs to be an urgent priority for the sector. Long-term success will only be brought about if international institutions and civil society have confidence in the industry, writes Bruno L’ecuyer… Read more >
Diversify to Grow
Titan of industry is not a term that is easily attributed. Austin Fragomen could lay claim to this title, but it is certainly nothing he would ascribe to himself. However, with more than 4,200 employees, offices in almost 30 countries and a ranking as one of the top 60 legal firms in the US, it is a title that sits easily with someone of his calibre… Read more >
The Big Migration Debate: Finding the Missing Link
The migration debate is complex and emotional. Investment migration only accounts for a small part of worldwide migration, yet the industry has the potential to help shape a more productive discussion… Read more >
Why Strategy is Everything
EB-5 has for many years been a runaway success. But with ever-increasing waiting times and long delays for some nationalities, defining the right strategy has become the most important exercise of the immigration process, says Edward Beshara, US Attorney at Law… Read more >
Inside China’s Migration Industry: Too Big to be Ignored
Chinese nationals are among the top applicants for residence programmes across the world; yet, they are encountering more barriers than ever to realising their emigration plans. Larry Wang, President of Well Trend, talks about the deregulation of immigration consultants in China, the EB-5 backlog, and what Chinese clients really want… Read more >
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3rd Annual Malta Workshop:Looking Ahead – the Future of Residency & Citizenship by Investment
7th October 2019, Westin Dragonara Resort, St Julian’s, Malta Read more >
EB-5 Industry Forum
The EB-5 Industry Forum is the year’s premier EB-5 conference focusing on education and business development on a global scale. Read more >
13th Global Citizenship Conference
Henley & Partners is pleased to host its 13th annual Global Citizenship Conference in London in November 2019. The annual event has become the world’s largest and most significant conference on investment migration. Read more >