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The 4 Factors Driving China's Investment Migration Market Rebound

Translated and adapted by Christian Nesheim, who is alone responsible for the below content. The original version is available on our WeChat channel. After an encouraging second quarter of 2022, the Chinese investment migration market – and the agencies catering to it – are rapidly “recovering” and, judging by present levels of activity, this trend is persistent. The most sought-after programs among the Chinese right now are: ■  European golden visas through either real estate or fund investment, particularly in Portugal, Spain, Malta, and Ireland (less than before in Greece); ■  East and Southeast Asian income-based programs, with an emphasis on...

Portugal Golden Visa on Track for Best Year Since 2019

In a televised speech on Saturday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that the minimum investment amount required under the property investment option of the golden visa program is set to double. “In order to increase the affordability of real estate for Greeks, we are now increasing the minimum amount of investment required for the issuance of a Golden Visa from EUR 250,000 to EUR 500,000,” stated Mitsotakis. The measure was announced at the Thessaloniki International Fair as part of a wider set of economic policies to be implemented, and the Prime Minister did not expound in detail on the...

British Virgin Islands: BVI FSC Recognises Fusang Exchange As Its First Digital Securities And Asset Exchange

By Christopher SimpsonThe British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (FSC) has recently recognised Asia-based Fusang Exchange Ltd as its first digital securities and asset exchange. The Exchange was recognised by way of an amendment to the British Virgin Islands Regulatory Code (Recognised Exchanges) Notice, 2015, and took effect on January 5, 2022. The recognition paves the way for Asian-based, BVI-registered companies to benefit from the efficiencies of listing their shares digitally via equity tokens.Fusang joins other leading global exchanges such as the London Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and the Toronto Stock Exchange, which...

Private Capital: Navigating the Future

Yogi Berra, the iconic American baseball catcher, famously said: "Make a game plan and stick to it. Unless it's not working."   US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell may have had this quote in mind when he delivered his 'Jackson Hole speech on August 26th, as the world's Central bankers gathered in Wyoming for their first in-person economic symposium for some years. In contrast to his more optimistic and discursive 2021 effort (promoting maximum employment and transitory inflation), Chair Powell was short and direct, taking just 8 minutes and 49 seconds to deliver his speech. The price stability imperative and...