With more than 2,500 employees in 250 trust companies, the fiduciary sector is one of the most important pillars of the Liechtenstein financial center.
Building on Liechtenstein's liberal company law and many decades of experience, Liechtenstein professional trustees and fiduciaries are proven specialists in international asset and succession planning. The focus is on comprehensive advice to clients and securing of assets for the long term.
The fiduciary profession in Liechtenstein is very strictly regulated and requires a license issued by the Financial Market Authority. Additionally, all professional trustees and trust companies in Liechtenstein are members of the Liechtenstein Institute of Professional Trustees and Fiduciaries. It is the first instance in disciplinary proceedings, monitoring compliance with the extensive fiduciary duties of its members toward their clients. The professional association is organized under public law and also serves as the representative of the interests of the fiduciary profession.
As an important industry association, the Liechtenstein Institute of Professional Trustees and Fiduciaries promotes the consistency, stability, and diversity of the fiduciary sector in Liechtenstein as well as the sustainable development of the financial center. An important focus of its activities consists in participation in legislative projects and ongoing basic and continuing training of its members.