Henley & Partners, the global leader in residence and citizenship planning, is delighted to announce that it has commenced country operations in India.
India’s economy has seen a very high level of wealth creation for many years, which has in turn produced a broad and deep community of high-net-worth (HNW) and ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) individuals. The speed at which this community has developed based on the dynamism of entrepreneurs, however, has not been matched by the country’s visa-free travel status.
Saadat Shaikh has been appointed Associate Director of Henley & Partners India and will be based in Mumbai. He is a member of the Investment Migration Council and specializes in residence- and citizenship-by-investment planning services for HNW and UHNW clients. Having worked in Dubai, London, and Mumbai in the wealth management and luxury real estate industries, Saadat brings his diverse and truly global skillset and experience to the position and is able to provide customized solutions for his clients. His focus in India will be on bespoke packages that combine real estate and residence-by-investment solutions.
Saadat holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland and is proficient in both English and Hindi. He will report to Nirbhay Handa, Director for the Global South Asia Team based in Singapore. Nirbhay has demonstrated the vast potential of the region with a long-running history of success that has led to the decision to invest in on-the-ground operations.
Dominic Volek, Group Head of Sales at Henley & Partners, commented, “We have been engaging with Indian clients for many years now and have seen constant growth — 40% year on year for two years running. We believe that our services can assist our clients with enhancing their global portfolios through creating positive optionality while remaining absolutely committed to their core interests in their home regions. This is why we have chosen to invest in in-country operations. Indian wealth creation looks set to continue at an impressive rate, and in partnership with institutional service providers in wealth management and the law, we can assist our clients with growing their wealth through the provision of strategic mobility advice.”