In unpredictable times, residence- and citizenship-by-investment (RCBI) represent safe and sensible strategies for insulating oneself against life’s unknowns. Future-proofing in this way is becoming increasingly common for individuals and families alike, especially amongst the ex-pat community in the UAE. However, from the standpoint of the investment migration industry itself, there is also a need for future-proofing. In this article, Dr. Kälin describes how, in the face of ever increasing public scrutiny, the industry must ensure that its standards remain absolutely impeccable and transparent. If it can do this, he argues, the future of RCBI looks bright.