— October 21, 2014
— Timothy Mohr
, National Financial Services Advisory leader with BDO Consulting
, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee for the recently-established Investment Migration Council
(IMC). BDO Consulting, which is a leading provider of Financial Advisory, Business Advisory and Technology Services worldwide, is a founding member of the nonprofit association that brings together leading experts on investor immigration and citizenship programs to give the industry a voice.
“There is a rising interest in residence- and citizenship-by-investment and with it, an increasing need for a central body to provide guidance and structure to promote ethical and professional practices in addition to serving as a sounding board for the community,” said Bruno L’ecuyer, member of the Governing Board and CEO of IMC. “Tim’s experience and knowledge in this area will be invaluable in helping to establish more rigor to the process and improve public understanding and policy in this area.”
The investment migration industry has grown significantly over the past decade as investors seek immigration options and countries are eager to attract higher levels of foreign direct investment. The IMC will set global standards and accountability for the industry, collaborating with other professional associations, governments, academic leaders and international organizations. The association also seeks to improve the public’s understanding of how investment migration impacts key stakeholders, including investors, companies and governments.
“I’m pleased to be a founding part of the Investment Migration Council, which fills an important need as a central resource for learning and information about investment migration,” said Timothy Mohr. “It reinforces the commitment BDO has to the immigration-by-investment community, broadening the resources and insight we can bring to the table.”
IMC is based in Geneva, with additional offices in New York, London, Dubai and Hong Kong. In addition to BDO, founding members include other leaders in the investment migration industry, such as advisory firm Henley & Partners
, law firm Fragomen Worldwide
and financial services company National Bank of Canada
. More information about the Investment Migration Council can be found at: www.investmentmigration.org
About BDO’s Citizenship-by-Investment Investigations Practice
BDO's Citizenship-by-Investment Investigations practice provides citizenship-related investigative services, delivering expedient investigative reporting, swift turnaround times and cost efficiency for government programs worldwide. Leveraging the firm's global presence and experienced team of dedicated citizenship investigators, BDO has conducted hundreds of citizenship-related investigations, including extensive work throughout Asia Pacific and the Middle East. We recognize and appreciate the importance of the due diligence process to protect both the integrity of citizenship programs and the reputation of the granting nation. Our seasoned professionals approach every engagement with an objective and independent methodology geared toward uncovering intelligence, understanding anomalies and delivering sound investigative reporting and analysis.
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