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The Liechtenstein financial centre

The Liechtenstein financial services sector and its attractiveness is famous around the world. The financial centre is characterised by many interesting factors: 

  • An independent and sovereign state since 1715
  • Customs and currency union with Switzerland since 1924
  • UN member since 1990
  • Membership of the European Economic Area (EEA) since 1995
  • Stable social, legal and economic system
  • High degree of political continuity and stability
  • Liberal economic policies
  • Sound financial policies for public budgets
  • Use of the strong and stable Swiss franc
  • High-quality and modern legal system
  • Strong, stable and sound banks
  • Excellent and long-standing know-how in the asset management field
  • Strong roots in the fiduciary field, foundations, investment fund management and investment undertakings
  • Attorneys-at-Law and law firms
  • Pension schemes
  • Pension funds
  • Insurers
  • Fiduciaries and trust companies
  • Certified public accountants and audit companies
  • Patent lawyers and patent lawyer companies
  • Independent and uniform Financial Market Authority (FMA) 
  • International money laundering standards (FIU)
  • Access to the entire European single market
  • Flexibility and short decision-making channels
  • Liechtenstein country rating "AAA" pursuant to Standard&Poors and Moody’s
  • Very good infrastructure
  • Central location in Europe (1 hour to Zurich, 2.5 hours to Munich, 2.5 hours to Milan)
  • Extensive potential comprising specialists and experts from Switzerland, Austria and Germany