Liechtenstein as gateway to the EU for Swiss asset managers
In our regular series on topics related to the cross-border distribution of funds, we would like to take the opportunity today to briefly introduce Swiss asset managers to the European market entry via Liechtenstein.
As a member of the European Economic Area (EEA), financial services providers can benefit from the freedom to provide services via Liechtenstein and thus have access to the entire European Union, including Norway and Iceland. The European laws that regulate the EU financial market therefore also apply to Liechtenstein. The Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority (FMA) is integrated into the European supervisory system to ensure optimal investor protection and to effectively contribute to the prevention of money laundering.