Dr. Christian H. Kälin

Investment Migration Pioneer, Legal Scholar, Author and Editor, Serial Entrepreneur, Inventor, Humanitarian, Global Citizen


Below is a selection of the most recent speeches made by Dr. Kälin, available for download

Dr. Christian H. Kälin

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.


Through Dr. Kälin’s many publications and speeches, he has also stated some relevant thoughts and views on citizenship and other related topics, and has been frequently quoted.
The following is a selection of his quotes.


“We are in the midst of a global trend of transformation of citizenship, which includes the advent of ius doni, an idea whose time has come. The future of citizenship, the conception of citizenship in the twenty-first century, will be very different indeed.”

~ Ius Doni, The Acquisition of Citizenship-by-Investment, 2016


“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.”

~ The Henley & Partners Vision, 2018


“Since ancient times states have used the fact that their citizenship is a ‘good’ that is in demand, from rewarding soldiers to attracting talent and investors.”

Speech in Dubai, 2015


“Investment migration is becoming a fact of modern life, something accepted around the world as a significant benefit for individuals and countries alike.”

~ Interview, 2014


“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.”

Presentation at University of Oxford, 2018


“In an unsettled, ever-changing world, acquiring a second citizenship is a wise decision and a reliable investment for the future.”

Speech in Zurich, 2012


“Few other forms of foreign direct investment result in such profound benefits to states, businesses, and local populations.”

~ Interview, 2017


“Investment migration is another, very powerful form of foreign direct investment. One which will be used by countries much more in the future.”

~ Speech in Zurich, 2014


“The history of humankind is largely a history of migration, often forced migration.”

~ Ius Doni, The Acquisition of Citizenship-by-Investment, 2016

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