APEX IN THE PRESS

Apex Capital Partners in the press

Mr. Nuri Katz, founder of Apex Capital Partners Corp., is frequently quoted in international media, including CNN, Bloomberg, Reuters, Forbes, The New York Times and others. In fact, Mr. Katz is an acknowledged global leader in the investor immigration and residency planning industry. Note that APEX is one of the most-licensed firm specializing in advising international individuals and governments on citizenship by investment (CIP).

Aside from representing clients in citizenship matters, Mr. Katz over more than three decades, has been retained by numerous countries ranging from Canada to Antigua and Barbuda to provide advice on creating and improving Citizenship, Immigration, and Tax residency laws.

Another spokesperson of APEX is Armand Tannous, the North and Latin American Vice President for Apex Capital Partners.  

Read recent articles on citizenship by investment topics and trends below.

Bloomberg

April 2024

Caribbean Golden Passport Cost Soars to $200,000 on EU Crackdown

Caribbean “golden passports” are getting more expensive, a response to pressure from the US and the European Union to crack down on citizenship sales. A group of four Caribbean nations has agreed to charge at least $200,000 for their passports starting June 30, double the current rate in some cases.

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South China Morning Post

April 2024

Caribbean ‘golden passports’ cost soars to US$200,000 amid EU crackdown on citizenship-by-investment schemes

Four Caribbean nations have agreed to charge at least US$200,000 for their passports starting June 30, double the current rate in some cases. European and US regulators are increasingly concerned that the citizenship-by-investment programmes are being used to circumvent immigration controls.

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Bitcoin Insider

March 2024

Navigating the Crypto Wave in Pursuit of Dual Citizenship

Entering 2024, following a period of Bitcoin market price dormancy, citizenship by investment (CBI) saw an unprecedented 300% surge in applications in Q1. In an insightful piece for Bitcoin Insider, Kara Doherty, Managing Director at Apex Capital Partners, unravels the intricate relationship between cryptocurrency investments and citizenship by investment programs.

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Imidaily.com

January 2024

Katz: EU Demands for Higher Caribbean CBI Prices are Disingenuous, Protectionist, and Unseemly

The European Community met the five CIP countries of the Caribbean in January 2024. One of the most talked about rumors is a request by the EU that all the CIP countries increase the prices of their programs. In this article Nuri Katz explains why he thinks that the Eurocrats are picking at straws and again forcing the small islands of the Caribbean to make moves against their best interests.

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Reuters

January 2024

Portugal’s revamped golden visa scheme to boost investment funds

Portugal’s Golden Visa program has undergone notable changes. The revised rules no longer include real estate as a qualifying investment for residency. The emphasis is now on investment funds, requiring at least €500,000. This policy shift is expected to spur an influx into funds. Nuri Katz provides expert insights into these developments and their impact on investors.

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Bloomberg

January 2024

Golden Passports for as Little as $100,000 Threatened by Crime Crackdown

As highlighted in a recent Bloomberg report, Caribbean nations like St. Kitts and Nevis face increased scrutiny over their citizenship-by-investment (CBI) programs. These programs are vital to their economies, offering benefits such as tax breaks and visa-free travel to Europe for investments starting at $100,000. Under Katz’s leadership, Apex Capital Partners is navigating these changes and offering expert advice to clients seeking second citizenship. With potential reforms looming, their insights and guidance are increasingly crucial for investors.

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Imidaily.com

November 2023

Nuri Katz speaks as a guest in the episode of the Mobility Standard Podcast

Where does the EU’s paranoia around CBI programs come from? In Europe rich foreigners have become a convenient scapegoat for various economic ills, such as the housing crisis. Why the EU’ call for expanded visa suspension powers could actually be a good thing for the Caribbean CIPs. And also discussed the topic how and why certain industry participants’ marketing methods perpetuate misconceptions about the industry. Nuri Katz claims that industry needs a new regulatory body that includes all practitioners.

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Bloomberg

May 2023

Europe’s ‘Golden Visa’ Programs Are Dying Out as Housing Costs Rise

People who work with the programs say any backlash will be temporary. Countries around the world have long seen the benefit of attracting skilled, wealthy immigrants willing to fund new businesses, says Nuri Katz, founder of citizenship-by-investment-services firm Apex Capital Partners. “This is unlikely to change,” he says. “While they may be reformed, they will not be terminated.”

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INEWS CO UK

May 2023

Spain could change ‘golden visa’ scheme, as wealth manager says residency for expats may get more expensive

Nuri Katz, founder of Apex Capital Partners, which advises on investment consulting and wealth management for high-net worth clientele, branded the Spanish move “populist”. “European politicians like to popularize the idea that rich foreigners are coming over and putting our country at risk and making our prices go up. They don’t like it when rich people can afford nice clothes or cars and they cannot,” he told i. “In Greece they increased the price so richer people could get visas and I think Spain will do the same. This is a simple way to increase investment.”

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Maison Global

April 2023

Portugal Will Weather the End of Its Golden Visa Program Just Fine

It’s also not the first time the program has been altered—about two years ago, Portuguese authorities banned real estate investment in its two biggest cities, Lisbon and Porto, as well as in the popular Algarve region, according to Nuri Katz, founder and president of Apex Capital Partners.

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Uglobal

March 2023

Migration trends shifting for millionaires to and from United States

According to Nuri Katz, more and more high-net-worth-individuals are increasingly seeking global mobility options and are looking into alternative citizenship as a hedge or insurance policy. He says many HNWIs understand that the U.S. is going through political and economic turmoil and are unsure what kind of upheaval it could lead to.

“These individuals want to know they will be able to leave the country and will be assured that they will actually have a place to go where they are welcomed as citizens,” Katz said. “The wealthy are concerned that their assets can be attacked by either the government with higher taxation or by civil unrest and they want to make sure they have an alternative where they can go in case, they actually need to leave the country to protect themselves.”

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WealthBriefing

March 2023

The Squeeze on Investment Visas – what should happen now?

Most countries need foreign direct investment and programs allowing investors to live in the country they invest in, will continue forever. The programs may be reformed, maybe by trying to eliminate the stigma of the words “golden visa” that makes it sound as though these visas are somehow made of real gold and only available to the uber-rich, which is simply not the case. 

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Reuters

March 2023

Rush for golden visas after Portugal’s decision to end much-criticized scheme

“As soon as you put a deadline on something, it gets people rushing. There’s absolutely nothing as good as a deadline in this business” Nuri Katz told Reuters. In January, 93 golden visas were issued, a 45% drop compared to December, but the number went up again in February, when 130 were handed out, mainly to Chinese, U.S. and Turkish investors, according to border agency data.

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UGLOBAL

March 2023

Rush for golden visas after Portugal’s decision to end much-criticized scheme

“As soon as you put a deadline on something, it gets people rushing. There’s absolutely nothing as good as a deadline in this business” Nuri Katz told Reuters. In January, 93 golden visas were issued, a 45% drop compared to December, but the number went up again in February, when 130 were handed out, mainly to Chinese, U.S. and Turkish investors, according to border agency data.

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Bloomberg

February 2023

It’s Getting Harder to Obtain a ‘Golden Visa’ in Europe

Nuri Katz, founder of citizenship-by-investment services firm Apex Capital Partners, says that even though countries may be announcing cuts to programs, it is likely they will come back in some way, shape or form. What is more, they have spread around the globe, from Australia to the Caribbean. While a backlash similar to that in Europe has mounted in Australia, other countries have no plans to change their policies.  “These programs have opened and closed in many different countries for a very very long time,” he said. “My guess is in Portugal they’ll reform the program, not close it permanently.”

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European citizenship by investment

EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

European Citizenship by Investment is becoming increasingly popular across the globe. We will answer the questions where can I get second passport EU and what countries would be interesting for EU citizenship through investment?

CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT IN REAL ESTATE PROJECTS

The experience of Apex Capital Partners with the real estate market allows us to find reliable developers around the world whose projects allow you to obtain citizenship for real estate.

ABOUT APEX CAPITAL PARTNERS

Apex Capital Partners Corp. is a full-service government mandated advisory firm specializing in second citizenship and investor immigration programs for a multinational clientele.

APEX provides services with end-to-end execution for many HNWI, representing them to Citizenship by investment programs in countries around the world.

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Portugal Golden Visa

“Solidarity Investment”: Portugal Golden Visa Program new option or something else?

On June 3, 2024, Portuguese Government announced its new Action Plan for Migration. Including Measure 32, which promises to “create an instrument to channel private capital into social investment in immigrant integration projects.” The new Portuguese government would also apply the Social Impact Bonds model to the area of migration to increase opportunities for integration into the labor market and working conditions. Nevertheless, the Government insists on not referring to the new social investment option as a “Portugal Golden Visa.”

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Greece Golden Visa

Greece Golden Visa for real estate from €250,000 only until 30th of August, 2024

Now, when there are two and a half months left before the price of investments under the “Greece Golden Visa” goes up, the program is at the peak of its popularity. In addition to last minute dates, there are other factors in favor of this decision. So, unlike Spain and Portugal, Greece issues a “Golden Visa” for 5 years at once. The minimum value of real estate under the program under current conditions is €250,000. However, the requirements for the amount depend on the location of the property.

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