KCG Partners joins Expatland’s Budapest E-Team

 

Leading Hungarian law firm KCG Partners has joined The Expatland Global Network. The firm will provide legal assistance to the Budapest E-Team’s clients.

KCG Partners provides a comprehensive range of legal services to international and local clients seeking local knowledge with a global perspective. The firm has a wealth of regional knowledge in corporate law, M&A, projects and energy, real estate, tax, employment, litigation, privacy and forensics, securitization, estate planning and capital markets.

The Expatland Global Network is made up of Expatland Teams (‘E -Teams). Operating at a city level, they have essential local knowledge and insight. They cut through complexity and drill down to the issues that are relevant to specific locations.

John Marcarian, founder of the Expatland Global Network, says, “KCG Partners are truly global and understand the issues expats face in their business and personal lives when moving to another country. The range of services available to our expat clients is extensive and we’re confident KCG can assist in any legal matter.”

Gabriella Gálik, Partner, KCG Partners, comments, “The Expatland Global Network offers the perfect balance of ideal partners and potential clients, two elements that we’re eager to expand on.

Our global knowledge means we all have international educational and professional backgrounds and we look forward to helping expats coming to Budapest.”

‘Expatland’ origins

Expatland began as a book, written in 2015 by John Marcarian, as a result of John’s personal expat journey. Its focus was to help expats plan their move overseas.

E-Teams around the globe

The Expatland book was just the start. To solve the problem of lack of support for would-be expats, John has launched the Expatland Global Network in 2018.

The Network is expanding rapidly. There are now E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Prague, Budapest, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. With best-in-practice members recognising the importance of this service, many more will follow.

Businesses interested in joining an E-Team in their city can get in touch with Expatland: http://www.expatland.com/contact/

Expatland Launches Prague E-Team with EIBD as Group Leader

Leading Czech accountants EIBD have joined Expatland’s Global Network.

The firm will provide accounting services as well as business and personal tax advice to the Prague E-Team’s clients.

EIBD accounting and finance specialises in working with international corporations, helping clients face challenges by offering comprehensive advice on how to use opportunities and minimise risks. EIBD currently serves over 250 clients.

The Expatland Global Network is made up of Expatland Teams (‘E -Teams). Operating at a city level, they have essential local knowledge and insight. They cut through complexity and drill down to the issues that are relevant to specific locations.

John Marcarian, founder of the Expatland Global Network, says, “We are delighted that Luděk and his team have joined the Expatland Global Network and will lead the newly formed Prague E-Team in the Czech Republic. It’s an exciting time for Expatland as we expand our network worldwide.”

Luděk Barták, Managing Partner, EIBD, comments, “The Expatland Global Network is a growing force in international business. When we met John Marcarian and understood his vision for the future of the organisation, and the mission to assist expats on the move across the world, it linked very well to our work with international corporations. We’re proud to be leading the Prague E-Team here in the Czech Republic.”

‘Expatland’ origins

Expatland began as a book, written in 2015 by John Marcarian, as a result of John’s personal expat journey. Its focus was to help expats plan their move overseas.

E-Teams around the globe

The Expatland book was just the start. To solve the problem of lack of support for would-be expats, John has launched the Expatland Global Network in 2018.

The Network is expanding rapidly. There are now E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Prague, Budapest, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. With best-in-practice members recognising the importance of this service, many more will follow.

Businesses interested in joining an E-Team in their city can get in touch with Expatland: http://www.expatland.com/contact/

Expatland Set to Become the 3rd Most Populous Country

 

Have you ever considered moving permanently to a new country? If the answer is yes, you’re far from alone. A new poll reveals that 15% of the global population – over 750 million people – would migrate if they could.

While conflict, famine and natural disasters have driven many people from their homelands, there are also many other reasons for seeking a new life elsewhere, including economic opportunity.

A recent Gallup World Poll survey reveals that the desire to migrate has increased in developed regions like North America and non-EU member states in Europe.

Who’s on the move?

In North America, the number of people favouring a move has risen dramatically in the last few years from 10 to 14% since the 2013-2016 period. Despite a strengthening jobs market, 16% of those surveyed in the US in 2017 told Gallup they wanted to live abroad, the highest increase recorded by the poll.

In the European Union – where citizens have the right to freedom of movement – the desire to migrate has remained unchanged since 2012 at 21%, while attitudes to moving in non-EU European states have stabilized recently following a rise at the start of the decade.

 

People in refugee hotspots continue to hope for a better future in another country. The poll shows the number wanting to move rising in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa, where ongoing armed conflicts, for example in Sudan, Syria and Yemen, are fueling the desire to migrate.

In poor countries from Haiti to Albania well over half of the citizens expressed a wish to move. The poll showed that 71% of the Sierra Leone population wanted to leave.

Where do migrants want to live?

The US remains the leading choice for would-be migrants and this has been the case since Gallup’s polls began over a decade ago. Despite the Trump administration toughening immigration rules, one in five migrants chose the US as their favoured destination in 2017.

 

 

Across the border, Canada is in second place – the top choice of 47 million potential migrants. Germany, in third, was the preferred destination for 42 million. Interest in the UK has dropped in recent years, with uncertainty related to the 2016 Brexit vote a potential factor.

According to UN figures, high-income countries attract the majority of international migrants, a trend accounting for 64% of the global total in 2017. Almost two-thirds (60%) of all international migrants opt for Europe and Asia.

Although the refugee crisis continues to dominate headlines, refugees and asylum seekers account for only 10% of global migrants. An estimated 84% of these people find refuge in low or middle-income countries.

Of course, not all those expressing a desire to move will actually become a migration statistic. And while migration adds to a population’s diversity and makes an important contribution to economic growth, not all host countries welcome new arrivals with open arms.

 

Source: World Economic Forum

Written by: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content

Expatland to Develop First African E-Team in Nairobi, Kenya

 

The Expatland Global Network is expanding into Africa in 2019 with the launch of an E-Team in Nairobi, Kenya.

John Marcarian, founder of Expatland will be holding an invite only business lunch in Nairobi on January 16th to discuss setting up an Expatland Team, or E-Team, in the city with expat service providers.

The Expatland Global Network is made up of E-Teams operating at a city level, they have essential local knowledge and insight. They cut through complexity and drill down to the issues that are relevant to specific locations.

John Marcarian, founder of the Expatland Global Network, says, “Expatland launched less than a year ago, but we already have E-Teams across the world in Europe, North America, Oceania and Asia. Africa is our next target and we believe Kenya is a hotspot for expat movement and the perfect location for our first E-Team location on the African continent. I look forward to meeting expat service providers in Nairobi and introducing the Expatland Global Network.”

Does your business provide services to expats moving to Kenya from another country?

Come to the Expatland Global Network business seminar on Wednesday, January 16th in Nairobi to learn about our growing network and how we can help to drive leads for your business.

Contact Daphine Basima at Expatland daphine.basima@expatland.com with details of your business to be added to the Nairobi E-Team event invitation list.

‘Expatland’ origins

Expatland began as a book, written in 2015 by John Marcarian, as a result of John’s personal expat journey. Its focus was to help expats plan their move overseas.

E-Teams around the globe

The Expatland book was just the start. To solve the problem of lack of support for would-be expats, John has launched the Expatland Global Network in 2018.

The Network is expanding rapidly. There are now E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Prague, Budapest, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. With best-in-practice members recognising the importance of this service, many more will follow.

Businesses interested in joining an E-Team in their city can get in touch with Expatland: http://www.expatland.com/contact/ 

JP & JP Financial Services Joins Expatland’s Melbourne E-Team

 

Leading financial services company JP&JP Financial Services has joined The Expatland Global Network. The firm will provide financial planning services to the Melbourne E-Team’s clients.

JP & JP Financial Services Pty Ltd is a financial advice company that is not vertically integrated and does not have any in-house products. The team only selects the best financial products that suit their client’s needs with no conflict of interest.

The Expatland Global Network is made up of Expatland Teams (‘E -Teams).

Operating at a city level, they have essential local knowledge and insight. They cut through complexity and drill down to the issues that are relevant to specific locations.

John Marcarian, founder of the Expatland Global Network, says, “We believe that JP & JP Financial Services will be a key member of the fast-growing Melbourne E-Team. They specialize in making the process of transitioning as simple as possible for expats.”

Shannan Stevens, senior financial planner and head of business growth and development, JP & JP Financial Services, comments, “We want to be able to make the expat’s holistic experience as easy and satisfying as possible while complimenting the services offered by the rest of the Melbourne E-Team. Life and personal insurance is a complex area of financial planning and we are able to offer all the advice and services needed for expats.”

‘Expatland’ origins

Expatland began as a book, written in 2015 by John Marcarian, as a result of John’s personal expat journey. Its focus was to help expats plan their move overseas.

E-Teams around the globe

The Expatland book was just the start. To solve the problem of lack of support for would-be expats, John has launched the Expatland Global Network in 2018.

The Network is expanding rapidly. There are now E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Prague, Budapest, Hong Kong, London, and Singapore. With best-in-practice members recognising the importance of this service, many more will follow.

Businesses interested in joining an E-Team in their city can get in touch with Expatland: http://www.expatland.com/contact/

Asia Pac Real Estate Services (Apres) Joins Expatland’s Singapore E-Team

 

Leading real estate services agency APRES has joined Expatland’s Global Network.

The firm will provide real estate solutions to the Singapore E-Team’s clients. APRES offers a variety of services in the residential sector that cater to every individual or corporation’s needs.

In the past eight years, APRES has provided real estate solutions to a variety of multinational corporates and their expatriate employees. As a result, the company has evolved to become one of the preferred real estate agencies for the corporate relocation of expatriate employees.

The Expatland Global Network is made up of Expatland Teams (‘E -Teams).

Operating at a city level, they have essential local knowledge and insight. They cut through complexity and drill down to the issues that are relevant to specific locations.

John Marcarian, the founder of the Expatland Global Network, says, “APRES performs a vital role in finding homes and settling expats into Singapore.

The agency is highly regarding in the real estate sector and among Singapore’s multi-national corporations. We look forward to welcoming APRES to the fast-growing Singapore E-Team.”

Cindy Sin, Founder, APRES, comments, “We share a very similar philosophy to the Expatland Global Network, believing every expat’s needs and requirements are unique.

At APRES we are ready to provide real estate solutions whether it is leasing or purchasing, specifically tailored to that individual. We offer continuous support to our expat clients throughout their entire stay in Singapore. Therefore accessing the services of other E-Team members will be hugely beneficial to help cater to our client’s needs.”

Boon Tan, E-Team City Leader for Singapore, says, “APRES are a strong team of dedicated real estate professionals. I have no hesitation in recommending the agency to the wider Expatland Global Network and know they will be a very welcome addition.”

‘Expatland’ origins

Expatland began as a book, written in 2015 by John Marcarian, as a result of John’s personal expat journey. Its focus was to help expats plan their move overseas.

E-Teams around the globe

The Expatland book was just the start. To solve the problem of lack of support for would-be expats, John has launched the Expatland Global Network in 2018.

The Network is expanding rapidly. There are now E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, LA, Auckland, London and Singapore. With best-in-practice members recognizing the importance of this service, many more will follow.

Businesses interested in joining an E-Team in their city can get in touch with Expatland: http://www.expatland.com/contact/

Migration Agency Aims Joins Expatland’s Singapore E-Team

 

Leading immigration and relocation agency AIMS Immigration & Relocation Specialist has joined Expatland’s Global Network. The firm will provide Visa and Education services to the Singapore E-Team’s clients.

AIMS is dedicated to supporting individuals and companies for all their immigration and relocation needs. Incorporated in Singapore in November 2006, AIMS has since expanded its footprint with 14 offices situated across Asia Pacific.

AIMS offers an entire suite of services from consultations on skilled migration, business and investment migration, passport programs, student services and relocation services.

The Expatland Global Network is made up of Expatland Teams (‘E -Teams). Operating at a city level, they have essential local knowledge and insight. They cut through complexity and drill down to the issues that are relevant to specific locations.

John Marcarian, founder of the Expatland Global Network, says, “AIMS is an ideal E-Team member.

They are expat specialists with 12 years of experience and understand the needs of people moving to Singapore. The Expatland Global Network is growing quickly across the world and the expert local knowledge of our E-Team members is highly valued by expats on the move.”

Pearce Cheng, CEO of AIMS Group, comments, “Assisting individuals and families to attain their migration and relocation dreams have been AIMS’ expertise for 12 years.

Working together with Expatland is a natural and perfect fit for us, we look forward to providing personalised visa and education solutions for each individual and family.

“Visa policies change frequently and can be confusing especially to expats who are unfamiliar to Singapore.  In addition, ensuring that children are placed in a nurturing and fulfilling school environment is of vital importance, especially when they are uprooted to a new country.

Our extensive local experience ensures that we will be of invaluable assistance to the ever growing numbers of expats heading to Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.”

Boon Tan, E-Team City Leader for Singapore, says, “Having worked with AIMS on a number of times in the past, I know that expats coming to Singapore will receive a great customer experience and be guided by a team of experts in this field.”

‘Expatland’ origins

Expatland began as a book, written in 2015 by John Marcarian, as a result of John’s personal expat journey. Its focus was to help expats plan their move overseas.

E-Teams around the globe

The Expatland book was just the start. To solve the problem of lack of support for would-be expats, John has launched the Expatland Global Network in 2018.

The Network is expanding rapidly. There are now E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, LA, Auckland, London and Singapore.

With best-in-practice members recognising the importance of this service, many more will follow.

Businesses interested in joining an E-Team in their city can get in touch with Expatland: http://www.expatland.com/contact/

Wealth Management Specialist St. James’s Place Joins Expatland’s Singapore E-Team

Wealth management specialist St. James’s Place has joined Expatland’s Global Network.

The firm will provide wealth management advice to the Singapore E-Team’s clients.

St. James’s Place is a leading wealth management firm specialising in delivering face-to-face wealth management advice for individuals, companies and trustees.

Founded in 1991, St. James’s Place was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1997 and is now a FTSE 100 company with over £100.6 billion of client funds under management.

The Expatland Global Network is made up of Expatland Teams (‘E -Teams). Operating at a city level, they have essential local knowledge and insight. They cut through complexity and drill down to the issues that are relevant to specific locations.

John Marcarian, founder of the Expatland Global Network, says; “Whether an expatriate is relocating to Singapore or repatriating, St James’s Place delivers comprehensive and specialist planning with expert wealth management advice.

We are delighted to have St James’s Place onboard the Expatland Global Network.”

Boon Tan, Singapore’s E-Team leader, comments; “St James’s Place put their clients at the centre of everything they do and their values align perfectly with Expatland’s passion to make life easier for people on the move.”

St James’s Place, comments, “Being part of the Expatland Global Network allows us to contribute to supporting expats who are navigating challenges on their own. We are excited to be part of the Singapore E-Team and we are committed to helping expatriates manage their wealth in a way that reflects their personal circumstances.”

‘Expatland’ origins

Expatland began as a book, written in 2015 by John Marcarian, as a result of John’s personal expat journey. Its focus was to help expats plan their move overseas.

E-Teams around the globe

The Expatland book was just the start. To solve the problem of lack of support for would-be expats, John has launched the Expatland Global Network in 2018.

The Network is expanding rapidly. There are now E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, LA, Auckland, London and Singapore. With best-in-practice members recognising the importance of this service, many more will follow.

Businesses interested in joining an E-Team in their city can get in touch with Expatland: http://www.expatland.com/contact/

About Expatlandhttp://www.expatland.com

The Expatland Global Network is a resource that supports people all over the globe who are embarking on an expat journey, joining a vast, dynamic community.

John Marcarian and Expatland Featured in Forbes

 

According to Forbes; Singapore Is An Expanding Tech Hub For Expats Who Could Make It Anywhere.

This is the title of an article written by respected journalist and former expat Monty Munford. The piece was published in Forbes, which has a global 6.7 million readership and attracts 71.1 million monthly unique website visitors.

It details the rapid rise of Singapore as a global technology hub, quoting respected tech commentator Rod Lappin SVP at Lenovo.

The article goes on to highlight the importance of expats to Singapore’s growing technology scene and wider growth.

Expatland’s founder, John Marcarian, an Australian expat living and working in Singapore is quoted on the issues expats face when moving to a new country.

Munford explains the Expatland Global network’s proposition and the importance of local teams of vetted expat service professionals provided by Expatland’s city-based E-Teams.

Read the piece in full here: https://bit.ly/2FbwKUN

Award-winning accountancy firm Kingston Smith joins Expatland’s London E-Team

 

Top 20 accountancy firm Kingston Smith LLP has joined Expatland’s London E-Team.

The firm will provide tax and accountancy services to the London E-Team’s clients.

Kingston Smith is a founding member of Morison KSi. This international association provides consultancy in cross-border accounting, auditing and tax from over 85 partner offices. With deep insight into the issues facing expats, Kingston Smith is a name that inspires confidence.

The Expatland Global Network is assembling E-Teams in major expat destinations. Each team brings together vetted professionals who offer essential services to expats. Through one point of contact, they can access expert advice and local insight on all aspects of moving to, and living in, a specific location.

John Marcarian, founder of the Expatland Global Network, says, “Kingston Smith has shown unfaltering confidence in the E-Team concept. As a renowned accountancy firm with global outreach, it will be a great asset to our fast-growing London E-Team.”

Mike Scoltock, partner at Kingston Smith, comments, “This is an excellent opportunity for us and represents a natural fit for our highly experienced team of advisers. Expatland is building a reputation as a trusted community of expat service providers.

We are looking forward to supporting E-Team’s clients through our dedicated range of tax, accountancy and advisory services. We are also eager to begin working with partners, to provide holistic expat support.”

Richard Feakins, Expatland London E-Team leader, says, “Bringing Kingston Smith onboard is a reflection of the quality of the Expatland offering. We are delighted to welcome Mike and his team and look forward to working together to assist expats moving to London.”

‘Expatland’ origins

Expatland began as a best-selling book by John Marcarian, written in 2015.

Advice within the book is based of John’s experience of travelling extensively between international offices of his business CST Tax Advisors, enjoying multiple expat experiences, and working with vast numbers of expat clients.

With a deep understanding of both the challenges and rewards of expat life, John wrote the book as an ‘expat survival guide’, packed with advice, statistics and a step-by-step plan for smooth expat integration.

E-Teams around the globe

Expanding on ideas in his book, John launched the Expatland Global Network in 2018. His aim was to support people all over the world who are looking to join the vast, dynamic expat community. E-Teams in major expat destinations will deliver vital expat services, alongside destination-specific insight.

E-Team members are non-competitive and share leads, fostering business growth. Each member contributes to city-specific editions of the Expatland book. These are free-to-download and packed with locally-focused advice, tips and case studies.

The Expatland Global Network is expanding rapidly. There are now E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, LA, Singapore, Auckland and London. With best-in-practice members recognising the importance of this service, many more will follow.

Businesses interested in joining an E-Team in their city can get in touch with Expatland: http://www.expatland.com/contact/

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