Two Firms Charged With Illegal Brokering for US Immigration Scheme 

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two firms with illegally brokering more than $79 million of investments from foreigners applying for the US government’s EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. According to the SEC, Ireeco LLC and Ireeco Ltd. used their website to solicit EB-5 investors despite not being registered to legally operate as securities brokers. Source: ThinkAdvisor

UK Investor Visa Applications Increase 

The number of wealthy investors applying to move to the UK under its investment immigration scheme tripled to more than 1,500 last year. Most of the applications were from investors in East Asia, with a surge in applications coming prior to a change in legislation which raised the minimum required investment amount. Source: Digital Journal