The number one for capital investment in Europe

For many experts, Liechtenstein is the most attractive financial location in Europe – even ahead of Switzerland.
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  1. Optimale politische- und wirtschaftliche Rahmenbedingungen
  2. Jahrzehntelange Tradition im Bereich der Vermögensverwaltung
  3. Streng reguliert durch die Finanzmarktaufsicht

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The Liechtenstein financial center

Like Switzerland, the Principality is neither part 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 framework conditions offer exclusive advantages to capital investors:

High equity ratios

On average, with a 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.

Economic area with Switzerland

The Swiss franc has always been considered a stable currency. Measures such as the early introduction of a debt brake or the consistent reorganisation of state pension solutions on the part of Switzerland clearly show the importance of a balanced national budget. These framework conditions of the neighbouring country have a stabilising effect for the Principality through the common currency area.

High security through strong supervision and regulation

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.

EEA advantages without EU membership and ESM Treaty

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.

Stable framework conditions

Direct democracy in combination with the constitutional hereditary monarchy provides a very stable political framework. In concrete terms, this stability leads to a solid social, legal and economic order, to a high level of security within the country, and to strongly developed civil rights and liberties. Due to the numerous advantages, the client assets managed by Liechtenstein’s banks increase year after year and amounted to around CHF 424.4 billion last year.
Source: Liechtenstein Finance, Issue 2022/2023
Liechtenstein fact sheet
  • Population: 38,747
  • Area: 160km²
  • Capital: Vaduz Form of government: constitutional hereditary monarchy Head of state: Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein Currency: Swiss franc

Your custody account outside the EU - with Estably and Liechtensteinische Landesbank

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 of €50,000, we make it possible for you to do just that. Your annual costs amount to 1.5% p.a. (all-in fee) of the managed assets.
The Liechtensteinische Landesbank is the most traditional financial institution in the Principality of Liechtenstein. Like most Liechtenstein banks, the LLB attaches great importance to having sufficient high-quality equity capital. Equity capital consists exclusively of hard core capital, which gives the LLB Group a high degree of financial stability and security. The equity capital of around CHF 1.9 billion far exceeds the legal requirements.
Facts about the LLB:
  • Founded in 1861 as the first bank in Liechtenstein.
  • Listed on the stock exchange since 1993, the main shareholder is the Principality of Liechtenstein with 57.5 %.
  • Balance sheet total of CHF 23.5 billion (as at 31.12.2020)
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