Quite a few experts see Liechtenstein as the number one financial center for European investors, even ahead of Switzerland. Like its neighboring country, the Principality is neither a member of the EU nor has it signed the ESM Treaty (European Stability Mechanism) – but unlike Switzerland, Liechtenstein is a member of the EEA.
These unique conditions offer investors exclusive advantages:
With an average core capital ratio of 17 %, Liechtenstein banks hold more than twice the funds required by Basel III. With an equity ratio of more than 20.8 %, the LLB is even above this average. The high equity capital ratios of Liechtenstein banks meant that even during the financial crisis, no bank had to seek support from the state.
The Swiss franc has always been considered a stable currency. Measures such as the early introduction of a debt brake or the consistent restructuring of state pension solutions by Switzerland clearly show the importance of a balanced national budget. These framework conditions of the neighboring country have a stabilizing effect for the Principality through the common currency area.
The Principality has long since ceased to be comparable with unregulated tax havens, even if this is still firmly anchored in the minds of many investors. This is ensured by the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority, which also supervises Estably Vermögensverwaltung AG.
The central tasks of the FMA Liechtenstein include the protection of clients, the guarantee of the stability of the Liechtenstein financial market, the prevention of abuses, and the implementation of and compliance with recognized international standards. In this way, the FMA makes an important contribution to securing the confidence of investors.
Liechtenstein can use the advantages of the EU without having to bear the liability disadvantages of the ESM. Through access to the European single market, Liechtenstein’s banks and insurance companies also have full freedom to provide services in all EEA States, which comprise more than 500 million citizens.
Do you want to take advantage of the benefits of the Liechtenstein financial center and maintain a professionally managed securities account outside the EU?
From a minimum investment amount of € 100,000, we can offer you exactly that. Your annual costs amount to 1.5% (all-in fee) of the assets under management.
The Liechtensteinische Landesbank is the most traditional financial institution in the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Like most Liechtenstein banks, the LLB is very concerned to ensure that it has sufficient high-quality equity capital at its disposal. Equity capital consists exclusively of hard core capital, giving the LLB Group a high degree of financial stability and security. The equity capital of around CHF 1.9 billion is well above the legal requirements.