Founded in 1719, the Principality of Liechtenstein celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2019 and today represents a hereditary monarchy with a democratic and parliamentary basis.
Despite the challenging economic conditions in recent years, Liechtenstein has clearly demonstrated its appeal as a fund center.
It’s economic system is liberal by tradition and, above all, offers a stable legal and social order as a result of its lean, citizen-oriented state system. The Principality of Liechtenstein was the first European country to introduce the AIFM Directive (Directive on the Management of Alternative Investment Funds) in 2013.
The country’s great appeal as a business location can be attributed in particular to its transparent and predictable legal and tax framework. As the economy of Liechtenstein is integrated into both the Swiss and the European Economic Area (EEA), the Principality enjoys the benefits of both worlds.
Advantages of the financial centre
A high level of political and social continuity thanks to the country’s stable social, legal and economic order.
Liberal economic policy and independent tax legislation.
Broad range of financial services.
High financial strength of the public sector (AAA rating).
Investor protection is ensured by means of the continuous monitoring by state supervisory authorities.
An independent, integrated financial market supervisory authority with its own legal identity in the form of a public-law entity. Independent of the Government, the FMA is accountable solely to the Liechtenstein Parliament.
Excluding all business activities, it serves to promote the development of the Liechtenstein fund center and also represents the interests of the Liechtenstein investment fund industry at home as well as abroad.
The association represents the interests of its member banks towards the government, the authorities, the public as well as national and international organizations and associations, and coordinates the joint activities of the member banks.
Corporation under public law. The association is responsible for safeguarding the integrity, reputation and rights as well as monitoring the duties of the fiduciary profession.
The integrated legal database LILEX enables both simple and complex full text searches in the systematic and chronological collection of laws of the Principality.
Official national portal with comprehensive information on the country and its inhabitants.
Here you can learn more about the Princely Family of Liechtenstein.
General information on Liechtenstein, accommodation, events etc.