Who we are
The Investment Migration Council (IMC) is the Worldwide Association for Investor Migration 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 and London. Managed by a Secretariat under the direction of a Governing Board, The IMC also has a non-executive Advisory Committee, in which the most important industry stakeholders are represented.
Members of the IMC’s Governing Board and Advisory Committee as well as Founding Members include the following and many more distinguished individuals from the Academic and Professional global investment migration field: Fragomen LLP, Mishcon de Reya, Thomson Reuters, UBS, Henley & Partners, Visas Consulting Group, KPMG and BDO. The IMC is funded by membership fees, donors and income from activities such as events, education and training, and publications.
Aside from delivering on key initiatives impacting the industry, the IMC organises an annual Forum – the Investment Migration Forum, dubbed the ‘Davos’ of the Citizenship industry; and other events in which high-level speakers are invited to address issues that are of interest to the global investment migration industry, governments and international organisations.
A Membership based Body
The strength of this association and its message comes from its members. As an IMC member, you benefit from the professional development, networking opportunities and information services provided by the association, all of which enhance your business and promote professionalism and high ethical standards. Below one may find just some of the key benefits:
- Improve your industry reach and brand position through your involvement in the association;
- Keep up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the field;
- Use ‘IMCM’ after your name and use the IMC logo on your marketing collateral;
- The strength of the industry’s leading advocacy organisation representing your business interests in government and public policy formation;
- Participate at IMC and other relevant worldwide events at reduced member rates.