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Press Releases Date: 25 November, 2020

Latitude Consultancy Expands into China

Latitude Consultancy Expands into China

Key Points:

  • Latitude Consultancy continues its worldwide strategic expansion plan with two new offices and key appointments in China
  • Latitude has partnered with China Offshore to successfully enter the Chinese market and to grow their brand awareness
  • China is the largest investment migration market spending of over $44 billion on residency by investment in the last decade


(London) – Latitude Consultancy is the sister company of RIF Trust. Together, they form Latitude Group. Latitude is a leading residency and citizenship-by-cnvestment advisory firm. It continues its ambitious growth with the addition of two offices in China and a new partnership that will expand its reach in the world’s largest market.

The two new offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai will provide Latitude’s clients and its B2B partners with the required on-the-ground support for individual consultations, application care, events and seminars.

The Shanghai Office is located at 5A01 Wanshili Tower 1378 Lujiabang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China 200011, while the Hong Kong Office is located at 7F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

Latitude has appointed Aleksandra Smolen in Hong Kong and Emily Chen in Shanghai as Business Development Directors responsible for promoting Latitude’s extensive portfolio of residency and citizenship solutions in the ever-important Chinese market.

Aleksandra Smolen has over six years of experience in the investment migration industry. Prior to joining Latitude Group, she managed operations in China for an American firm specializing in the US EB-5 programme, then later became a director for one of the largest Chinese intermediaries and established their Hong Kong office. Aleksandra is fluent in Polish, English and Mandarin Chinese.

Emily Chen has over eight years of experience working for two of the largest immigration agencies in China. She has assisted hundreds of Chinese in obtaining residency in North America, Europe, and Asia, as well as citizenship in the Caribbean and Europe. Emily is fluent in English, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and several local Chinese dialects.

Over the three past decades, the investment migration industry has seen continued growth in China with more than 57,000 Chinese spending over $44 billion for residency by investment, making China the world’s largest market in this industry.

The deregulation of the investment migration industry in 2018 created a market gap for a government-approved service provider that can deliver local expertise with an international reach.

To grow its brand awareness in China, Latitude has partnered with China Offshore, a professional network firm headed by Managing Director Matthew Sumner and General Manager Nick Parrish based in Shanghai. China Offshore supports an extensive network of professionals in the fields of corporate services, fiduciary services and investment migration by providing them with latest market analysis and by organizing networking events and assisting their clients with remote lead generation.

Latitude Group’s CEO and Chairman Eric Major celebrates the expansion into China: “We have reached the stage in our growth where we are now ready to tackle the world’s largest investment migration market.”

“With China Offshore’s support and the appointment of Emily and Aleksandra, we will be able to assist more families and our B2B partners with new and innovative residency and citizenship solutions.”

China Offshore’s Managing Director Matthew Sumner added: “China Offshore is pleased to be helping Latitude enter the Chinese market. Over the last ten years, we have supported our partners across a series of channels including events, online, print and remote lead generation services. We look forward to connecting Latitude with our Chinese network and have them offer their extensive residency and citizenship options.”

About Latitude:

A new generation of wealthy elite have ambitions that reach far beyond the limitations of national borders. They live in a connected world, with a global outlook. Latitude’s team of specialists offer leading insight and expertise for investors who are looking to gain residency or citizenship privileges by making an important economic contribution in a designated country. Latitude also provides government advisory services by helping nations create residency and citizenship-by-investment programmes that attract this privileged segment of the world population to their shores.

Latitude is a government-approved partner and an authorized agent in all of the world’s most popular citizenship programmes, including Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Vanuatu, Portugal, and Malta.

Latitude employs over 80 industry professionally globally, with offices in 14 different countries including Anguilla, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Germany, Lebanon, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, South Korea, UAE, UK and Vietnam.

Our executive team has over 100 years of combined experience in the investment migration industry. An unrivalled international network of partners and institutional relationships provide a unique and compelling proposition for our clients. Yet what makes us really stand out from the crowd is our approach: genuinely innovative products, competitively priced services and customer-driven, hands-on delivery.  Our clients expect the world – we deliver it.

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Latitude Consultancy Expands into China

Date: 25 November, 2020

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