We’re going to see investment migration becoming a
simple fact of modern life, something accepted around the world
as a significant benefit for individuals and countries alike.
We work towards a world in which the responsible movement of people
and capital across borders contributes to global citizenship, peace, and
prosperity, and in which people live in dignity and
security in their country of birth or of choice.
Since ancient times, states have made use of the fact that their
citizenship is a ‘good’ that is in demand, from rewarding
soldiers to attracting talent and investors.
Investment migration is becoming a fact of modern life, something
accepted around the world as a significant benefit for individuals
and countries alike.
Advancing people’s choices about how and where to live their lives,
as opposed to keeping people bound to the citizenship they are allocated at birth, should be supported and not suppressed.
In an unsettled, ever-changing world, acquiring a second citizenship is a
wise decision and a reliable investment for the future.
Few other forms of foreign direct investment result in such profound
benefits to states, businesses, and local populations.
The history of humankind is largely a history of migration, often forced migration.
Dr. Christian H. Kälin, TEP, IMCM, Chairman of Henley & Partners, is considered one of the world’s foremost experts in investment migration and citizenship-by-investment, a field he pioneered. Holding master’s and PhD degrees in law from the University of Zurich, he is a sought-after speaker and advises governments and international organizations. He is the author, co-author, or editor of many publications, including standard works such as the Global Residence and Citizenship Handbook, Ius Doni: The Acquisition of Citizenship by Investment, the annual Kälin – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index, and the Switzerland Business & Investment Handbook. Dr. Kälin is also the inventor of the passport index, having created the widely cited Henley Passport Index in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association, published regularly since 2006.
The architect of the modern investment migration industry, “Kälin is to citizenship by investment what Henry Ford was to the automobile – he may not have invented it, but he did standardize, popularize, and globalize it.” Dr. Kälin has been named by Bloomberg as the “Passport King” and is also internationally referred to as “Mr. Citizenship” due to his pioneering and visionary role in laying the foundations and leading the industry as well as being one of the academic thought leaders in modern citizenship theory and practice.
Dr. Kälin is not only an accomplished lawyer, legal scholar, and one of the globally leading investment migration specialists, he is also a successful serial entrepreneur, investor, author, editor, global humanitarian, and philanthropist.