Many high net worth individuals are investing in expanding their freedom in 2017 after a previous year of global surprises. First, Brexit sent shockwaves not only across the European Union, but across the world. This month, the British government will vote to guarantee the implementation of article 50 which will trigger the two-year exit of Britain from the European Union. November of 2016 also provoked world-wide shock and protest when Donald Trump was elected as president of the United States. Subsequently, Trump’s 90-day travel ban sparked worldwide protest. As the philosopher Peter Drucker once said, “Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.” As these recent events, and many political surprises in the past, have demonstrated—one cannot predict the future. Luckily for high net worth individuals it is possible to ensure that you have options. Citizenship via investment is essentially an investment in freedom.
With the procurement of a second citizenship, one is guaranteed the freedom to provide security, safety, and a brighter future for the family. Should the political tide shift in a way that is unfavourable, one will have the option to start fresh and preserve wealth.
In today’s world, we have highly developed technology, an online digital sphere that connects us with those thousands of miles away in mere seconds, but it still isn’t possible to know exactly what the future will hold. That is where citizenship via investment comes in.