Unpacking the EC’s Legislative Proposals. Citizenship apartheid - IM Yearbook 2021/2022




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Investment Migration Yearbook 2021/2022


5 In Data Key Facts and Figures

12 Year in Review Overview of 2021

17 Client Service and Relationship Management in a Time of COVID-19 Do’s and don’ts of client service and relationship management

19 Global Economic Prospects, Post - COVID: Implication for Investment Migration

Andrés SOLIMANO, CHAIRPERSON OF the INVESTMENT MIGRATION COUNCIL


22 Antigua and Barbuda’s Pursuit of National Transformation through its CBI Programme

CHARMAINE QUINLAND-DONOVAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF ANTIGUA & BARBUDA CIU

24 Too much Information?

EDDY LEVITEN, COO OF FACT GROUP

25 ‘The Cayman Islands: Ultra HNW Families Research Paper

SUE NICKASON, Vice President Marketing and Sales at Provenance Properties

26 A Look at the Caribbean: a Slow and Rocky Recovery

DR MARIO GUTIERREZ, Macro economic advisor for the international monetary fund (imf)

29 6 Myths and Misconceptions about Investment Migration Busting myths on investment migration


30 Fireside chat with Jennifer Lai, Wealth and Residency Planning Managing Director at DL Holdings

JENNIFER LAI, Wealth & Residency Planning Managing Director at dl holdings

32 Portugal: the Best-Kept Secret?

FREDERICO SEIXAS, sales and marketing director at investaureum

34 A Question of the Rule and Law and Due Process in St.Lucia

GEOFFREY DUBOULAY, Managing director at Polaris Citizenship & Investment Consultancy Services

KEITH ISAAC, General manager at Polaris Citizenship & Investment Consultancy Services

39 We are No Longer Prisoners of our Geography

Dr Christian H. Kaelin, Chairman of Henley & Partners


40 Investment Migration Industry Modernisation and Regulatory Alignment

BRUNO L’ECUYER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF the INVESTMENT MIGRATION COUNCIL & ZAC LUCAS, Partner at McCarthy Denning 45 Due Diligence Industry Engagement

LAURA AUSTIN, Managing Director at mintz group

47 2021: The year of Investment Migration

DAVID REGUEIRO, Group COO at rif trust 48 Unpacking the European Commission’s Legislative Proposals to Combat Crime


50 Citizenship Apartheid

Prof Dimitry Kochenov, head of the Rule of Law Research Group at CEU Democracy Institute

52 Education & Training: The Creation of New Global Professional Standards

MARIE’ LOU CUTAJAR, HEAD OF IMC EDUCATION AND TRAINING

56 The EB-5 Program Makes More Sense than Ever for Families Seeking Permanent US Residency

KURT REUSS, Registered securities broker & Founder of Eb5marketplace

60 Three Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2022 Trends that will influence 2022


62 Due Diligence and Best Practice for Investment Migration Funds

STEVEN PEPA, Managing Director of Saratoga Capital Partners

66 Moving Forward

ANDREU SALVA, Manager of investigation services at paladin risk solutions

67 Transitioning Towards Simplified Naturalisation in the EU

STEPHANE TAJICK, Managing Director of Product at Global RCG

69 Leaks Happen: Mitigating Risks when Applicants are “Leaked”

KAREN KELLY, Director of Strategy & Development at exiger


72 Who’s Who..... DIRECTORY OF PEOPLE YOU NEED TO KNOW

85 A Guide to the Investment Migration Council

95 Understanding Citizenship and Residence by Investment, A Guide for Policy-Makers and the General Public

99 IMCET Qualificatios and Training


104 The Investment Migration Forum Partnership Opportunities

118 Visibility Opportunities for Your Business


All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is strictly prohibited without the written permission of the publisher. Opinions expressed in the IM Yearbook are not necessarily those of the editor, publisher or contributors. All reasonable care is taken to ensure truth and accuracy, but the editor and publisher cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions in articles, advertising, photographs, or illustrations. Publication Date: December 2021 • Printing: Gutenberg Press • Publisher: Investment Migration Council - media@investmentmigration.org Editor: Bruno L’ecuyer - bruno.lecuyer@investmentmigration.org • Design: Dario Aquilina - dario.aquilina@investmentmigration.org Cover Illustration: Ramon Micallef • ISBN N°: 978-2-8399-3429-9