As a high net-worth investor, you have many options when it comes to selecting a country in which to settle with your family.
Numerous countries around the world offer business immigration programs, all with different admission criteria and advantages. These include Canada, the United States, Australia, and several countries in Europe, as well as certain Caribbean islands, such as Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, and others.
When your principal motivation is your family’s wellbeing, which depends notably on your long-term financial stability and a greater quality of life, you will be looking for a country that offers both these aspects. These factors become all the more important if you currently live in a region marked by instability, or if a neighbouring country is affected by political, economic, or social upheaval. Naturally, if you have school age children, the quality of education will be an important factor in your decision.
The question remains how to reach your decision: what will inspire your choice for a new country in which to safeguard your family’s future.
Between all the information available on the Internet, in magazines, as well as television and radio, it has become quite simple to follow the political and economic situation of a particular country, especially when you are interested in a specific region. A country that has demonstrated its long-standing geopolitical stability, its economic power, its elevated standard of living, and a highly reputable education system inevitably attracts the interest of international investors and their families.
STUDIES, SURVEYS, AND RANKINGS
A large number of surveys and rankings are published each year, allowing you to either confirm your choice for a specific country or to compare regions according to your personal criteria. If, for example, you consider a country’s affluence an important criterion, you might consider the results of the Legatum Prosperity Index (http://www.prosperity.com/rankings).
INFLUENCE FROM YOUR SURROUNDINGS
If people around you, such as friends, close acquaintances, or relatives who share the same values as you and your family, have already chosen to move to a different country, you will doubtlessly take their decision into account before making your own.
You will surely have considered the possibility of business immigration. It is becoming an increasingly common step in the lives of high net-worth investors and their families. If you are currently living an instable region, you should choose the most suitable country to which to relocate: one that will offer you peace of mind regarding your family’s future and that will protect your assets for many years to come, by means of a holistic approach.