The Financial Times’ Private Wealth Management (PWM) magazine recently hosted a virtual panel discussion on the impact of global risks on countries with Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programmes.
As part of its PWM Perspectives series, the four-part panel discussion shares the views and insights of notable experts from major due diligence investigation agencies.
Moderated by Yuri Bender, editor in chief of the Professional Wealth Management magazine, the series shone a spotlight on due diligence process in the citizenship by investment industry amid the rising geopolitical risks.
Yuri Bender was joined by Karen Kelly, director of strategy and development at Exiger; Eddy Leviton, chief operating officer at Fact WorldWide and Heyrick Bond Gunning, chief operating officer at S-RM.
The fourth, and final chapter, focuses on the future challenges of onboarding clients.
00:39 What kind of safeguards are in place to ensure due diligence of applicants where there is potentially higher risk of difficulties?
02:30 Is it necessary to conduct a deeper, enhanced due diligence process from some applicants and perhaps a lighter version for others in a kind of a two-track approach?
03:40 What do we do when certain individuals are being flagged by the PAN regional anti-crime bodies?
05:36 How has the pandemic and Russian/Ukraine war affected the CBI industry and the due diligence processes which enables its functioning?07:20 Summary
CS Global Partners is the world’s largest government advisory and marketing firm, specialising in residency and citizenship by investment solutions. We work closely with governments to increase their foreign direct investment, and advise professionals on the best citizenship and residency programmes for their clients. We also work closely with our network of professional advisors, guiding them to find the best solution for their private clients. Since the company was established in 2012, our ethos always been to find a win-win solution for all our stakeholders.
Founded in London by Micha-Rose Emmett, a dual-qualified lawyer and entrepreneur with unrivalled acumen and experience in the investment immigration industry, the company continues to lead the conversation in global citizenship.
Headquartered in the heart of London, with offices across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, CS Global Partners comprises of a passionate team of reputable specialists and lawyers. Our legal specialists provide expert advice to governments and advisors looking, and our marketing department promotes the CBI Programmes that governments have trusted us with.