The Liechtenstein Investment Fund Association (LAFV) was established at the beginning of September 2000 by all fund companies licensed in Liechtenstein at the time, serving as a joint representative of their interests. Today, all fund companies managing funds domiciled in Liechtenstein as well as three custodian banks are active members. The LAFV belongs to the European umbrella association EFAMA.
The LAFV is managed by a 6-member Executive Committee. The Secretariat is responsible for implementing the Association strategy and decisions adopted by the Executive Committee.
The Association undertakes to support the development of Liechtenstein as a location for investment funds and to represent the interests of the Liechtenstein investment fund industry both domestically and abroad. This is achieved in particular through the active development and, as needed, expansion of the framework conditions governing investment funds.
The fact that the LAFV represents almost the entire Liechtenstein fund industry together with its very close cooperation with the Financial Market Authority (FMA) Liechtenstein enables the LAFV to serve as a strong representative of the interests of its members in the Liechtenstein fund center.