What the future looks like for citizenship by investment

CBI Index 2022 offers a glimpse into the future of citizenship by investment industry

A new guide on citizenship by investment or the CBI Index has been published amid heightened uncertainty, increased security risk, political instability and intensifying calls to act on the global warming threat.

The CBI Index comes at a time when most individuals are reassessing the base they call home and are looking for more stable environments that not only offer security but business, health and education opportunities for generations to come. The guide on citizenship by investment, the CBI Index, offers readers a view of an industry in metamorphosis.

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Despite a tumultuous global environment and an investment industry harrowed by scrutiny from the EU and USA, this year’s CBI Index hints at an opportunity amidst the chaos – an opportunity for the CBI industry to evolve and perhaps be the answer to those who look to it to harness the world’s offerings.

Often thought of as a Plan B, the CBI Index infers that in a post-pandemic reset, there has been a shift in trust away from government as individuals obtain second, or multiple citizenships, and take control of their destinies. The new global citizen will look to invest in ‘Plan A’ and a more positive future for people and the planet.

While the CBI Index is a rating system designed to measure the performance and appeal of global citizenship by investment (CBI) programs across a diverse range of indicators, it is also a voice for the industry and a forward-looking manual.

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It offers readers a glimpse of what the industry could be provided that industry players come together and shape its regulatory environment to benefit not only host countries, but citizens around the world who have realized that home need not be their place of birth, but where opportunities lie.

This Index is intended as a practical tool, both for those who wish to compare CBI program as a whole and for those who wish to compare specific aspects of each program.

The CBI Index assesses all countries with operational CBI program, which, in 2022, include Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Cambodia, Dominica, Egypt, Grenada, Jordan, Malta, Montenegro, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, Turkey and Vanuatu.

Read: CBI Index 2022 offers a glimpse into the future of the citizenship by investment industry – CS Global Partners (August 22, 2022)

The CBI Index rates CBI program according to these nine pillars: freedom of movement, standard of living, minimum investment outlay, mandatory travel or residence, citizenship timeline, ease of processing, due diligence, family and certainty of product.

As the CBI industry undergoes its own challenges and metamorphosis, the CBI Index gives worldly investors a reliable analysis of reputable program that will enable them to choose second citizenship in destinations that will fulfill their needs.

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