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Permanent Residency in Cyprus

By Evis Hadjipetrou   Your “insurance policy” for the future   The Cyprus PR program offers non-EU nationals guaranteed permanent residency within 2 months with a single, secure, real estate investment of €300,000. It applies to the investor, their spouse dependent children up to age 25, and the parents of the applicant and spouse.    Permanent residency status means that your family has the right to live freely in Cyprus or continue to live in your home country and just use the permit whenever you need it.      Permit holders also have the right to own a business in...
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Cayman Islands - The New Regulatory Regime for Private Funds

The Private Funds Law, 2020 (the "Law") came into force on 7th February 2020 and introduced a requirement for the registration of closed-ended funds (typically, investment funds which do not grant investors with a right or entitlement to withdraw or redeem their shares or interests from the fund upon notice) with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority ("CIMA"). The Law refers to these closed-ended funds as “Private Funds”. Mutual funds (e.g. open-ended hedge funds) are not caught by the Law and continue to be regulated by the Mutual Funds Law (2020 Revision) as amended. Accordingly, there is now a regulatory regime...
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Dominica Ranked #1 for Citizenship by Investment for the Fourth Consecutive Year

"For the fourth consecutive year, the Commonwealth of Dominica has ranked first in the 2020 edition of CBI Index by Professional Wealth Management magazine — a publication from the Financial Times.   The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme was initiated by the Government of Dominica in 1993. For 27 years, this programme has offered a unique opportunity for qualified individuals with the inclusion of their families, to obtain a second passport through a cost-effective, hassle-free and timely process. Over these years the programme has evolved to increase efficiency and value to meet the needs of the market.   Some of these improvements...
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Secret Bay: Dominica Named Best CBI Programme as Caribbean's Best Resort Prepares to Launch Sales for Phase 2

"Second citizenship is proving to be this year’s most coveted currency and Dominica, the Caribbean’s “Nature Island,” continues to be a leader in Citizenship by Investment programs. For the fourth consecutive year, the Caribbean island ranked first in the CBI Index, earning the title of the World’s Best Country for Second Citizenship by Professional Wealth Management magazine — a publication from the respected Financial Times and the most prestigious resource cataloging all active CBI programs across the globe.   With this, The Residences at Secret Bay, Dominica’s crown jewel development and only six-star all-villa resort that is praised by top-tier media around the world and global travelers...
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The Emerging Investment Horizon

Ever-changing global markets provide a diverse range of investment opportunities, which makes it more challenging to keep up with or even to tap into alternative options. We at BAO look at markets from a different perspective with an aim to help broaden your investment horizon. According to the China Global Investment Tracker, the value of China’s overseas investment and construction industries combined since 2005 amounted to over $2 trillion. The rapid development of China’s foreign investment is an inevitable result of the robust economic development, international financial management and focussed strategies of China’s wealthy family groups. China is opening up...
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Under the COVID-19 Situation, British Immigration Policy Continue Making a Splash

"No matter where you are, our mission is to tailor the best investment and immigration services for you." For many years, the UK has been the first choice for HNWIs to settle down and invest. The sudden outbreak disrupted many people's plans and seriously affected the international immigration market. In the face of the COVID-19, various countries have made many moves; the United States tried to prevent new immigrants from entering and suspended the issuance of green cards. Thailand has suspended landing visas. Many European countries have completely blocked their borders. In contrast, the move of the Home Office is...
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The Cook Island – International Finance Center

In the heart of the South Pacific is the nation of the Cook Islands. Situated south of Hawaii and in the same time zone, Cook Islands is an independent nation, in free association with New Zealand, so all are New Zealand citizens. The Cook Islands established itself as an international finance center in the early 1980s, with the enactment of the International Companies Act 1981-82 and the International Trusts Act 1984. Since that time, through amendments to those acts and subsequent legislation, the Cook Islands has developed a robust asset protection framework. Its focus on protecting wealth has developed in...
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Principality of Liechtenstein: Traditional and Innovative

The Principality of Liechtenstein is a constitutional hereditary monarchy based upon democratic-parliamentary principles, which is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year. The small state is located in the heart of Europe, between Austria and Switzerland. It has 37,000 inhabitants, the capital is Vaduz, the official language is German, and the business languages are German and English. Liechtenstein can be reached very easily from different international airports such as from Zurich (within 1 hour), and from Munich and Milan (within 2 ½ hours). The Principality is independent and follows the customs treaty of 1923 with Switzerland, with which it has close...