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.
STABILITY AND LEGAL CERTAINTY
- 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 Financial Market Authority Liechtenstein has published its Financial Stability Report 2023. The results show that the country’s financial sector is stable, but there are challenges for the export economy due to the global situation.
Conformity with international standards in the area of taxation is a pillar of Liechtenstein’s financial centre strategy. Accordingly, Liechtenstein has committed to implementing the revised Common Reporting Standard for the AEOI and the newly created Crypto Asset Reporting Framework.
Das Wirtschaftspolitische Seminar Alpenrhein fördert den Austausch und die Diskussion über aktuelle wirtschaftspolitische Themen und stärkt die regionale Vernetzung.
Der Themenabend bietet eine Einführung in die Grundlagen des Prospektrechts, eine Darstellung des Ablaufs des Billigungsverfahren sowie der Aufgaben der FMA.
Digitalisierung und Nachhaltigkeit sind Kernthemen für Finanzmarktteilnehmer geworden. Der Intensivkurs ist gleichzeitig ein Modul des Executive Master of Laws (LL.M.) im Bank- und Finanzmarktrecht.
stability & security
Stability and security – the pillars of prosperity and growth
The Principality of Liechtenstein, the Alpine monarchy in the heart of Europe, has managed to develop into a modern, broadly diversified business location during its 300-year history.
The customs treaty with Switzerland and membership in the EEA, political continuity without national debt, legal security as well as a liberal economic policy guarantee the most stable framework conditions for economic and financial centre actors.
This is also reflected in the country rating of the internationally renowned rating agency Standard & Poor’s, which awarded Liechtenstein the top rating «Triple-A with stable outlook».
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.
As one of 162 CFA Societies, the CFA Society Liechtenstein is part of a global network under teh umbrella of the CFA Institute. The members are familiar with in all functions of the financial industry. With this unique network across all financial market players.
It may pose a challenge to both private and corporate clients to find the optimum insurance solution on their own. Independent insurnace brokers review and compare the benefits of various insurance providers on the market, doing so with the objective of providing the client with the best possible package of service.
TT Service Providers
Liechtenstein was the first country worldwide to issue a law on token and TT service providers with the objective to regulate digital/TT-based economy or token economy. The Act entered a framework of legal certainty for the further development of trustworthy technolgies and their use in both financial and real economy.
Global Financial Centres Index
Your vote for the Liechtenstein financial centre – take part in the survey on the evaluation of international financial centres.
The Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) is a ranking of the competitiveness of the world’s major financial centres The Global Financial Centres Index is published bi-annually by Z/Yen Group, the City of London’s most respected private think tank. Using defined measurement criteria and an international online survey, profiles, ratings and rankings are compiled for over 100 financial centres.
Since its launch in 2007, the index has established itself as a highly regarded indicator of the attractiveness of financial centres.
Do you know the Liechtenstein financial centre? Then share your experience of Liechtenstein in the GFCI online survey: GFCI Questionnaire (globalfinancialcentres.net)