The Principality of Liechtenstein is a constitutional monarchy with a democratic parliament structure. The Principality has close administrative and economic ties with Switzerland.
Liechtenstein is a member of the UN and the European Economic Area.
Setting up an investment fund in Liechtenstein remotely will be possible with the professional help of IQD Consulting lawyers.
If you are planning to register an investment fund in Liechtenstein, so we recommend you to look closer at the main advantages of this jurisdiction:
Registering an investment fund in Liechtenstein, as well as in Europe, is based on EU directives regarding UCITS and AIFMꞌs. As for UCITS, only investments in securities and certain financial assets are permitted.
Investment funds in Liechtenstein which are intended to contribute shares to other assets (such as real estate, infrastructure projects, ships, airplanes, renewable energy facilities, private capital, securitization, credit operations) are AIF (Alternative Investment Funds).
The right for the return of a share in the fund is inherent in open-ended investment funds. This feature distinguishes open funds from closed-end funds.
All closed-end funds must be classified as AIF. If you want to set up an investment fund in Liechtenstein remotely, we will help you to decide what type of the fund will be consistent with your business activities.
Registering an alternative investment fund in Liechtenstein with the help of experienced specialists, namely IQD Consulting lawyers is a good idea for your future business.
The initial capital in the amount of 1.25 million EUR in order to set up an investment fund in Liechtenstein, must be achieved within 12 months for AIF and within 6 months for UCITS.
AIF and UCITS in Liechtenstein must have a depository, which may be a local bank or an investment company.
The regulatory authority in Liechtenstein is Financial Market Authority (FMA).
There are no taxes on capital, income, or payments for an AIF/UCITS in Liechtenstein. This is precisely the main reason why the opening of an alternative investment fund in Liechtenstein is a common business establishment tool. Transactions with local or foreign securities are also not taxed.
UCITS is allowed to invest only in the following types of assets in favor of its investors:
UCITS is not allowed:
Registering an investment company in Liechtenstein can be an important key to your business management. An important feature of UCITS is that they are present in the public market and therefore potentially target a wide audience. UCITS are designed for marketing aiming at retail investors. If your activity will be related to marketing and you want to build a successful international business, so setting up a fund in Liechtenstein is a good offer!
It is also worth noting that Liechtensteinꞌs legislation has comprehensive legal standards for investor protection.
When forming UCITS at the first stage, the main task is to develop a Memorandum of Proposal with a sponsor, which defines the investment policy and basic conditions.
IQD Consulting lawyers offer their legal support at all stages of opening an alternative investment fund in Liechtenstein.
In parallel with this, the necessary documents are provided, in particular, asset management agreements, agreements with a bank and fund management agreements.
AIF can contribute to all types of financial and non-financial instruments (the list is exhaustive):
An application for AIF authorization is submitted to the Financial Market Authority (FMA) and should include the following:
If you are intended to register an investment fund in Liechtenstein remotely, IQD Consulting competent lawyers will provide you with a large range of legal services.