“Cooperation, solidarity and innovation are the only answers. This is why global citizenship is so important, underpinned by a sense of common belonging, shared purpose and social justice.” – Mrs. Irina Bokova, Director-General, Unesco
Governments realize that high net worth individuals benefit every economy. They create jobs and open businesses, develop or utilize existing infrastructure, pay taxes and make social contributions that boost the local economy, and have their share in GDP growth. At the same time, future global citizens are a powerful source for the exchange of successful business practices, know-how, ideas for sustainable development and much more. Governments are seeking to attract high net worth individuals for all of the above reasons. This can be achieved by introducing or optimizing adequate legislative mechanisms that offer local incentives and benefits, such as residency or citizenship.
Globalization and the global migration of people, economy and capital have changed the perception of citizenship as a pure national identity to one of global identity. The world is increasingly becoming one global village.
Arton has extensive experience in providing professional advice to governments that seek to better utilize the possibilities of attracting foreign direct investments by means of investment immigration programs. We provide comprehensive analyses on existing practices as well as research on current industry trends, thereby providing focused and tailored advice to each jurisdiction.
Since its founding in Canada, where Arton is an authorized financial intermediary for the Quebec Immigrant Investor program, Arton has significantly expanded its international reach by acting as an authorized marketing agent or professional advisor in the following jurisdictions:
|Canada (Quebec)||Bulgaria||Cyprus||Hungary||Antigua & Barbuda||Dominica||Grenada||Saint Lucia||St. Kitts & Nevis||Armenia|
|Antigua & Barbuda|
|St. Kitts & Nevis|
Arton-affiliated companies are listed and publicly available on the respective government agency’s website.
Arton Investments is one of the 22 brokers and trust companies authorized to facilitate the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program of Canada. The company is regulated by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and is also a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF).
Arton is currently advising other jurisdictions on the development of global citizenship programs custom-tailored to their economic and strategic goals.
At Arton we develop policies and procedures to facilitate the institutional set up of new programs. We leverage our expertise and analysis of legal practices and procedural solutions relating to key issues, including the following:
Our long-term partnership with industry specialists focusing on investigative due diligence, risk management, AML, wealth management and tax advice, and our broad international network of Certified Partners enables us to offer turnkey solutions to every government.
“Since the inception of our citizenship by investment programme, Arton plays an important role not only in the promotion but also in enhancing the programme’s features and its competitiveness by regularly sharing with our government insights and recommendations with respect to acquiring and sustaining best industry practices. Arton has assumed an active and important role in attracting foreign direct investments to our country.” – Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister, Antigua and Barbuda