How it works
- Research, locate and contact
Preliminary background work takes place locally in Cyprus. In-depth research and initial introductions allow Investment Gateway to locate possible partners for investment professional services, such as legal firms, specialised company formation and maintenance associates, and accountants. Some leads also come from professional contacts. Time and effort is spent on approaching and sourcing the right associates. Although a very stringent and selective process, it is also ongoing, building the pool of associates available to clients. Today, associates can also approach Investment Gateway directly in order to pitch their services and join the growing network.
- Investment Gateway uncovers leading legal & accounting associates in Cyprus
- Establish professional relationship
Once a potential associate has been found, Investment Gateway proceeds to make contact and organise an initial conference. This is when the Investment Gateway is introduced (purpose and characteristics), and when the associate presents their services and infrastructure, including unique selling proposition, capabilities, business attitude and customer service philosophy. In a sense, Investment Gateway surveys the associate to make sure they fit the required profile and the associate surveys the platform to verify interests in an affiliation. Of course multiple meetings must take place before all areas are covered and before a mutual agreement is reached. Indeed, it is a mutual understanding as it is not only Investment Gateway that approves the associate, but the associate that must approve the platform. The main thing to point out is that a lot of time and effort is put into forming partnerships. Hence, it is this long history of dealings in the local market that positions Investment Gateway as a unique platform, having already done comprehensive research and ground work to benefit clients.
- Multiple meetings & in-depth discussions on possible partnership
- Maintain & monitor Cyprus market
The other main advantage of Investment Gateway is that it is based and present in Cyprus. This allows the platform to regularly monitor market and industry intelligence, such as economic and financial data and statistics, changes in law and other government related, infrastructure developments, as well as other significant news. This immediate, local and accurate access to knowledge then relates back to existing and prospective client, via e-mail alerts and newsletters, as well as by promptly updating the online platform. At the same time, Investment Gateway maintains relations with all associates, regularly updated with their own specific news, as well as monitoring their performance and service delivery, i.e. making sure standards are met.
- On-going partner contact, negotiations & information updates
The Investment Gateway partner programme is a simple yet effective professional affiliation model, mutually beneficial to all parties involved, i.e. prospective companies/individuals seeking investment and professional services, associates, as well as the Investment Gateway platform.
Investment Gateway conducts all initial ground work, research and negotiations to form affiliations with Cyprus' leading professional services suppliers. Finding an associate in Cyprus might seem simple, when considering that they all provide a similar service and all are actively looking for clients. However, this is exactly why it more complicated; in a congested and complicated market. How do you really differentiate the many associates – the premium from the just good – and how do you really know who is best suited for your needs? No doubt, trust is integral in this line of business, as are notions of customer service, promptness, local and international networks, as well as overall professional service.
First of all, Investment Gateway is armed with extensive market knowledge, having the luxury of time and place to properly source the right associates in Cyprus and form solid ongoing professional partnerships. Then, Investment Gateway has a stringent selection process, where potential associates must meet certain criteria. Finally, Investment Gateway is completely neutral in its partner selection process and affiliations, always striving to offer clients the right solution. This all means clients are introduced to market leaders in the most professional and best possible way.