In so many ways, the world has been turned upside down and inside out by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the world of investment migration, demand has never been stronger for residence and citizenship alternatives around the world, with even more of the world’s wealthy assembling an assortment of options. Having for many years been located in Singapore, Dominic Volek moved to Dubai in late 2020, where the time zone is ideal to fulfil his current roles as a member of the six-strong global executive committee and as group head of private clients for investment migration consultancy Henley & Partners.
Dominic has witnessed first-hand the ramifications of the pandemic in terms of alternative residence and citizenship planning amongst Asia Pacific’s wealthy private clients and also amongst governments, for many of which Henley also helps devise and advise on their official investment migration programmes. His usual life jetting from country to country has also changed dramatically, and now he consults remotely with team members globally and with clients from the world over, dividing his time between the Henley office and his home office. We ‘met’ with Dominic again recently to find out the latest state of the investment migration industry, which has enjoyed rapid growth in the past two plus decades since it was pioneered by Henley & Partners.