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
Liechtenstein posts budget surplus
The public sector in Liechtenstein generated a budget surplus of just under 177 million Swiss francs in 2021. Both income and expenditure were down on the prior year. Government spending amounted to 22.6 percent of GDP.
Financial market risks are low for Liechtenstein
The Liechtenstein financial market is developing in positive fashion despite the recent turbulence in the North American and Swiss banking sectors. This is the conclusion reached by the committee responsible for monitoring and strengthening financial market stability in Liechtenstein.
The Liechtenstein Bankers Association makes progress in relation to climate protection
The Liechtenstein Bankers Association is seeking to reduce its carbon footprint. To this end, it is working with the environmental platform KlimaDAO. Together, its operational emissions in both 2021 and 2022 were able to be offset.
Asset management sector serves more than 10,000 customers
Liechtenstein’s asset managers acquired 700 new clients in the first half of the year and managed assets of CHF 54.9 billion as of 30 June 2022.
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Sorgfaltspflichtbeauftragte müssen nicht nur ein Überblick über sämtliche Regelungen wahren, sondern auch ein Missbrauch frühzeitig erkennen und verhindern.
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Fintech.li Conference 2023
Worum geht es bei #fintechli2023, um Finanzprobleme in Krisenzeiten zu lösen und Innovationen zu fördern.
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.
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)