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Contribution vs Real Estate: Which option is better for Caribbean Citizenship-by-Investment?

Updated for April 2023 by Esmeralda Montes, NTL Trust In my role as a Client Advisor, nearly every day, new prospects seeking a second passport from a Caribbean country reach out to me. More often or not, they start the conversation with one key question. They see the various Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programmes (CIP) and the types of investments that qualify for CBI and ask: Which Option is Better? Property investment makes sense to most clients as they mostly already own property in various countries. Initially, therefore,  they seem surprised as to why there is a "donation" to a...

Goldfield Financials Ltd (Goldfield)

  Goldfield is a Financial Services Commission (FSC) licensed management company based in Mauritius that offers corporate and administration services to Funds, Corporates, and Private Clients worldwide.   The company is led by a team of professionals who are expertly versed in managing large complex funds and corporate structures. Goldfield, therefore, makes it easier for clients to administer their businesses thus allowing them more time to focus on their commercial activities and the performance of their funds and companies. Goldfield positions itself as a niche market player with a focus on the quality of service delivery and seamless execution. Our...

Embracing Evolution: How Antigua and Barbuda’s usage of digital currency and strong political leadership are addressing the challenges posed by banking’s de-risking.

                By Patrick Peters CEO, ClientReferrals.com Ltd    As an immigration professional or applicant, if you     have ever dealt with the Caribbean  Citizenship by     Investment Programs (CIPs), you have most likely     experienced delays in transferring funds to these       countries.    The root cause of these wire transfer delays in   smaller     economies is “de-risking”, which   is defined by the US Department of State as “the   phenomenon of financial institutions terminating or   restricting business relationships with clients or   categories of clients to avoid, rather than manage,   risk.”     Simply put, the risk...

The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program – Where do things stand, and what’s ahead

              By Patrick McCarthy     Since October 31, 2019, investors have not been able to apply for the Canadian Province of Quebec’s popular Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP).  When that intake period closed, the Province indicated that they wanted a chance to review the program and ensure that it was continuing to meet the Province’s immigration objectives.   Earlier this year, that suspension was extended to a maximum of April 1, 2023.  This date, the Province promised, was a maximum.  In a meeting with industry stakeholders on March 30, senior government officials explained that...

Investing in the Surging Demand in U.S. Housing

          By Gary Tom Although a bleak economic outlook is not usually accompanied by a booming house market, this is exactly what the U.S. has experienced during the global pandemic – arguably the least likely time for soaring demand for new homes. Yet fuelled by low inventory, among other factors, the evidence is compelling. Even the recent backdrop of emerging concerns in recent months about “an overheated market” hasn’t derailed the momentum.  For example, annual home price gains hit a record high in June, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index. Considered...

Portuguese Fund Immigrants in China

By Michael Wolf Chinese mainland's immigration history has more than 30 years, in the past time, the Chinese mainland has been the world's largest immigration exporter, currently all the popular in the market immigration projects in China, many projects, Portugal golden residence visa 5.6 billion euros worldwide, and contributed 5.6 billion euros is Chinese mainland once promote Portuguese gold visa nearly 300 channel institutions, the gold residence became the highest investment immigration project after EB5. In 2020, a COVID-19 outbreak completely disrupted the entire investment immigration industry ecosystem. Most CBI/RBI projects have substantial market share, Despite security issues and travel...