Perfect combination of innovation
and a long-term mindset
The Liechtenstein financial centre thinks in generations. The focus on the long term, on quality and stability is just as important as being in touch with the latest trends.
- Stable social, legal and economic system
- Customs and currency union with Switzerland since 1924
- Member of the European Economic Area (EEA) since 1995.
- Barrier-free access to the European market (freedom of movement of goods, people, services and capital)
- Political continuity and stability
- Liberal economic policies
- Liberal company law
- Sound financial policies/no government debt
- Very well-funded public sector
- Moderate corporate taxation
- AAA country rating awarded by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s
- Broadly diversified economy with strong industrial sector
Liechtenstein has made up ground in the Financial Secrecy Index. The Principality’s financial sector ranks in 54th place, well behind those countries that the UK-based Tax Justice Network classifies as the world’s worst tax havens. The USA and Switzerland lead the way in the index. Luxembourg is ranked in 5th place.
The Liechtenstein trust sector generated gross value added of just under 1 billion Swiss francs in 2018. Its direct share of gross value added of slightly over 11 percent was the third-highest by sector. This is a finding from a study published on behalf of the Liechtenstein Institute of Professional Trustees and Fiduciaries.
The Liechtenstein financial center has maintained its growth path in the second year of the pandemic. The Financial Market Authority (FMA) reported on this in its 2021 annual report. In dealing with the war in Ukraine, the FMA attested that market players had acted appropriately.
Liechtenstein offers the best environment in the world for philanthropic engagement. This is a finding from the Global Philanthropy Environment Index 2022 compiled by the University of Indiana.
stability & security
Asset management companies
Investment fund companies
In a complex and dynamic environment, auditing plays an important safeguarding role for the economy as a whole. This creates trust and confidence amongst capital lenders, clients, suppliers, employees and the public in general.
Common-benefit foundations and trusts
Within Europe, Liechtenstein foundation law is considered “state of the art”. In recent years, Liechtenstein has developed into a philanthropy centre at the heart of Europe.