As a safe haven in the heart of Europe, the Principality of Liechtenstein is predestined for asset management. The economic and political stability and the high degree of privacy make the location highly attractive for discerning investors.
Asset management has a very long tradition in Liechtenstein and has been carried out extremely professionally for many decades. The first bank in Liechtenstein was founded in 1861 – Liechtenstein itself will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2019.
Liechtenstein is a constitutional hereditary monarchy on a democratic parliamentary basis. The small State owes its name to one of the oldest noble families in Europe, the House of Liechtenstein.
The Principality of Liechtenstein is the fourth smallest state in Europe and, with its 160 square kilometres, ranks sixth in the list of the smallest states in the world.
The State of Liechtenstein has a lean structure. Short administrative channels, transparent and calculable tax and legal framework conditions have distinguished the Liechtenstein financial centre for many years.
Liechtenstein has the lowest national quota of all European countries. The expenditures of the State amount to 24.2% of the gross domestic product.
Standard & Poors regularly awards the country a Triple-A (AAA) rating.
Liechtenstein is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) and has a customs and currency union with Switzerland. The official currency is the Swiss franc.