The Immigration Industry Association (IIA) and the Investment Migration Council (IMC) Announce Collaborative Partnership Agreement
‘The collaboration between the IMC and IIA is a natural step forward for both organizations but also benefitting the investor immigration industry globally.’
Bruno L’ecuyer, CEO, Investment Migration Council
‘The IIA is a forum for the Immigration Community to come together to network, share ideas, information, research and experiences compliments the core objectives of the IMC. This partnership will enable both organisations to ensure the best possible outcomes for their members and the industry.’
Chris Galway, IIA Chairman
About the IMC
The Investment Migration Council (IMC) is the worldwide association for professionals dealing with Investor Immigration and Citizenship by Investment, bringing together the leading stakeholders in the field and giving the industry a voice. The IMC sets the standards on a global level and interacts with other professional associations, governments and international organizations in relation to investment migration. The IMC helps to improve public understanding of the issues faced by clients and governments in this area and promotes education and high professional standards among its members.
The IMC is constituted as a not-for-profit association under Swiss law. Based in Geneva, it has representative offices in New York, London. The founding members include national industry associations, major law firms such as Fragomen LLP, Mishcon de Reya Solicitors and Foster Quann LLP, Henley & Partners, Visas Consulting Group, KPMG, BDO, and many further leading stakeholders from the academic field.
The members of IMC’s Governing Board and Advisory Committee comprise of many distinguished individuals from the global investment migration field. For a full list of the group please visit: www.investmentmigration.org
To become a member, applicants must have proven expertise in the sector, have a good reputation, a clean professional and personal record. The IMC evaluates each application on its own merit and decides on admission after a comprehensive background check has been carried.
There are different levels of membership for practitioners, academics, firms, associations and governments, for further information please visit our membership site on www.investmentmigration.org/membership
Why become a member:
The strength of this association and its message comes from its members. All members benefit from professional development, networking opportunities, and access to industry reports and valuable information on developments taking place, some of the benefits include:
– Improving your personal and company profile;
– Keep up to date with the latest trends and developments;
– Directly influence the development of the industry;
– Associate directly with the IMC through use of our logo;
– Participate in IMC and other events around the world at heavily discounted prices;
Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct
The Investment Migration Council has created the industry’s first worldwide Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct applicable to all its members.
The main components of the code include specific sections on:
- Integrity and ethical practice
- Conflicts of interest
- Disciplinary rules and procedures
- Regulatory compliance and continuing professional development
The work of developing the code was carried out by the IMC secretariat, in collaboration with the IMC’s Governing Board and Advisory Committee representing a number of academic and professional practice experts.
To download a copy, please CLICK HERE