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
The “Economic and financial data on Liechtenstein” brochure provides an overview of the country’s economic development. Since 1972, the economic output of the country has increased almost fivefold. Private household income per capita in Liechtenstein is top of all EU/EFTA countries.
The Liechtenstein government has advocated joining the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Membership of the organization would primarily be intended to provide security in times of crisis. Other benefits include targets for trade growth and exchange rate stability that tie in nicely with Liechtenstein’s economic ambitions.
Geopolitical developments and inflation are putting the global economy under pressure. Liechtenstein recorded average growth in the first quarter of 2022. The banking sector also remains on course for growth. These are the findings from the latest Economic Monitor report on the economy in Liechtenstein.
stability & security
Stability and security are more important than ever – Liechtenstein has persuasive arguments for these two crucial factors.
Liechtenstein places great importance on entrepreneurship, because prosperity is created primarily through entrepreneurial activity and wealth creation. The Liechtenstein financial centre (21%) as well as industry and commerce (46%) make significant contributions here, generating very substantial gross added value. In addition to a large number of attractive jobs for Liechtenstein and the region, business enterprises, service providers and ultimately the public in general all benefit from a strong financial centre that is demonstrably a safe haven even in turbulent times.
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.