The Investment Migration Council (IMC), the worldwide association for Investor Migration and Citizenship-by-Investment, headquartered in Geneva, has opened an office in the Caribbean represented by Latitude Consultancy Limited.
This ‘touch point’ serves to spread the reach of the IMC and its work throughout one of the most important regions for the industry. The office will have its own committee, contribute to elevating standards regionally and is also expected to organize several briefings, provide cross network opportunities, act as an information station for governments, the public and media as well as a go-to centre for our growing regional base of members. The office is responsible for the following sovereign states and dependent territories: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Bruno L’ecuyer, IMC CEO, commented: ‘Through this strategic agreement with Latitude Consultancy, the opening of a representative office in the region will help cement our presence as the only legitimate and independent body representing the Citizenship and Residency by Investment industry in the world’.
L’ecuyer adds ‘Offering a comprehensive suite of services and our members a main contact point, this office adds further value and will help on improving public understanding and transparency of investor migration and citizenship programs. We are delighted and honoured by this development’.
Christopher Willis, Managing Director, Americas & Caribbean, Latitude Consultancy will be responsible for the daily operations at this regional office. He is a member in good standing of the IMC, Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC) with over 20 years of experience in the industry.
Eric Major, Founding Partner, Latitude Consultancy said ‘We are honoured to be representing the IMC in the Caribbean, the birthplace of the modern-day citizenship-by-investment industry. Our experience, knowledge and presence in the region will allow us to play an important role in raising the standards adopted by practitioners and government units in the region.’