The Significant Investor Visa program saw a rush of applications last year prior to the change in complying investment requirements which came into effect on 1 July 2015.
Figures recently released to 31 January 2016 show 340 SIV1 visas have been granted from the backlog, and 6 under the new SIV2 rules. Continue reading A total of 1,228 visas have been granted so far under SIV 1 and 2
How many of us have tried to learn to speak Chinese and felt frustrated at our slow progress?
Australians who demonstrate ‘Cultural EQ’ are more likely to have success doing business across cultures.
Claire Pisani from Culture Confidence has designed a short course to begin or re-start your quest to speak Chinese for business. They provide language and culture training taught the way native English speakers learn.
Expat Advisors Community is looking to hold this new course for members which will consist of four weekly sessions and are seeking expressions of interest.
Please provide your feedback in this short survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2587011/chinese-course
The draft Productivity Commission report released to the government recommends that the Australian Government abolish the Significant Investor and Premium Investor Visa streams. The report says it only benefits the visa applicants and the funds management industry “who are able to extract commissions from would-be immigrants who are forced to invest in their products”.
Continue reading Migrant intake into Australia: SIV insights from Productivity Commission report
For those considering a board career there are a number of risks to consider in relation to managing your personal and family wealth.
It is important when considering a role, to ensure the following risk mitigants are addressed:
- Board due diligence
- Directors and Officers insurance
- Protecting personal assets
In this booklet, compiled following conversations with a range of directors from ASX listed companies, to family businesses, charities and professionals working in the sector, are a range of strategies for managing personal financial arrangements for those who aspire to a portfolio career including board appointments.
You can download the Company Director booklet here.