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Citizenship-by-Investment — A New Asset Class for Global Citizens

Savvy global investors are embracing residence- and citizenship-by-investment as a new asset class to unlock novel risk management options and optimize the high-net-worth (HNW) portfolio.

An excellent hedge against global instability

Wealthy individuals are increasingly incorporating alternative residence and citizenship into their investment portfolios, given their ability to expand business operations and extend market reach. This new asset class also secures greater global influence and opportunities and safeguards investors against volatile markets and political instability that put pressure on risk-based assets such as equities.

Balancing risk and opportunity

Like gold or AAA-rated sovereign securities, alternative residence and/or citizenship are a safe-haven investment — with the additional benefit of providing options for improved physical safety for HNW individuals and their families. Acquiring alternative residence or citizenship diversifies investor risk by providing optimal protection against global economic and political volatility. Not least, holding alternative residence or citizenship ensures access to an extended suite of opportunities for travel, investment, business, education, and influence.

Freedom and independence: Assets worth protecting

The ability for strategic investors to hold multiple citizenships dilutes the power of a single state, enabling them to make autonomous decisions regarding the deployment of their capital and pursue their interests.

As the industry pioneer, we are best placed to guide you and your family on your residence and/or citizenship options.

Here are some of the leading citizenship and residence programs:

Citizenship Programs
Program name Minimum contribution Key benefits
Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment Program Donation of USD 100,000 A robust, diversified economy and an enviable Caribbean lifestyle
Cyprus Investment Programme Real estate investment of EUR 2 million (et alia) Significant opportunities for business growth and one of the world’s strongest passports
Malta Individual Investor Program Donation of EUR 650,000 (et alia) The ‘gold standard’ of citizenship programs worldwide, with a strong economy and an EU legal system
Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment Program Donation of EUR 135,000 A unique opportunity for successful applicants to tap into a dynamic emerging market
Montenegro Citizenship-by-Investment Program Real estate investment of EUR 250,000 (et alia) A key strategic destination for some of the world’s most important industries and an official EU candidate
St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship-by-Investment Program Donation of USD 150,000 A healthy, rapidly expanding economy, with a focus on tourism and a range of real estate options
Residence Programs
Program name Minimum contribution Key benefits
Australia Residence-by-Investment Program Fund investment of AUD 1.5 million A leading destination for global business innovators seeking a high quality of life
Cyprus Permanent Residence Program Real estate investment EUR 300,000 (et alia) A thriving real estate market, bolstered by a developed financial center
Greece Golden Visa Program Real estate investment of EUR 250,000 A major European business center and one of the world’s top leisure destinations, with a rich real estate landscape
Malta Residence and Visa Program Fund investment of EUR 250,000 (et alia) The Mediterranean’s best-kept secret and one of Europe’s leading investment locations
Portugal Golden Residence Permit Program Real estate investment of EUR 350,000 An excellent option for job-creating entrepreneurs, with a popular real estate investment option
UK Tier 1 Investor Immigration Program Government bond investment of GBP 2 million A highly desirable option for alternative residence, with its capital London regarded as an influential financial center